You’ve seen #PubTip on Twitter. Now find out what it is and how to use it.
#PubTip is a Hashtag
What are hashtags you ask? Hashtags are Twitter slang for keywords. Anytime someone includes the # symbol it means the following word is a key word. The magic of hashtags is that you can search by the hashtag and “follow it” kind of like you follow a person.
History of PubTip
Rachelle Gardner, a literary agent, started #PubTip on June 31st, 2009. She wanted a place for agents and editors to share tips with prospective writers. She uses it a lot, particularly, when going through submissions. She turns her annoyances into tips. If you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall when agents and editors were giving advice to clients, this is your chance.
The First #PubTip Tweet
How #PubTip is Different than #Writing
The #writing hashtag is mostly advice and talk about the craft of writing–how to write well.
The #PubTip is mostly about the business of writing–how to sell your work. As you can imagine there is some overlap but not a lot.