I joined Triberr several months ago. I don’t know how much social media works in book sales, but I have been told by people who have had to stop doing it for awhile that it makes a huge difference in their sales. Triberr is just another tool in the box.
A group I belong to started a Triberr sub-group. Essentially it’s for bloggers. When you’re a member of a “Tribe” called your “Tribal Stream,” they post your blogs for you and you post their blogs. We use a hashtag after the title of our blog. This alerts other people in that group to retweet as well.
I don’t know how many members are in my “Tribe,” but I do know it has a potential reach of 86,738 as of this morning. There are also ribal Streams, your main Tribe, and Blogger Groups. One such group that I belong to has a reach of 777,780. I don’t blog the posts from the second group much as I don’t think the people on my twitter account would be that interested in a lot of it. I could be wrong and maybe I should explore it. I’m talking about things like recipes, etc.
Triberr is linked to your twitter account. When a blog is posted from your Tribal Stream there are options available for where you can send it and they are: twitter, facebook, linkedin, g+ and stumbleupon. You control where it goes. If there’s a post with a blatantly erotic picture or words that I don’t think are appropriate my people, I can choose not to send that one. However, fair’s fair. If someone is going to send yours, at some point you need to send theirs.
I would suggest that you have someone who is computer savvy spearhead it for your group, use a hashtag, and let everyone know the advantages. I expected to see quite a drop in the sale of my debut novel since it’s been published for almost eight months. Hasn’t happened. It just keeps selling. Do I do a lot of social media? Yes, but Triberr gets me to new people and to me, that’s the main advantage of it. Here is a very good link that I used initially that I think is very helpful. Hope this helps. Good luck and if do it, count me in!
About the Author:
I am the author of Blue Coyote Motel, which was a quarter finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest as well as a Goodreads Psychological Thriller of the Month. My second novel, Tea Party Teddy, was just published and is a story about politicans – political corruption, sex, and greed. This is the story the politicans in Sacramento, California, didn’t want written. I spent twelve years there as a “political wife” and I know the landscape well.
I also write for the Huffington Post and a local newspaper in California.