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Genre-Specific Promos

We're working on a few genre-specific promo opportunities (scroll down for details and form), and invite you to sign up for notifications when each one is available. 

Book Quote Hashtags

You may have seen hashtags for book quotes across social media, but these are going to be genre-specific, which means if you share, you will be sharing within that genre only. Authors can also find your post and reshare/post, and while strongly encouraged, is not required. The idea is to help fellow authors, and have them help you, by sharing books. 

IMPORTANT! Books & Benches will only repost/share books of good quality. This means a nice book cover, book description free of errors, etc. If we are not familiar with your books, then we will review them before reposting/sharing. Books & Benches uses Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and will search for the tag on those platforms only. On Instagram, we repost only to our Stories. B&B will only search the main hashtags listed below, as we are able during the week. We will not be able to share every post, but we will get as many as we can and mix things up.

Please keep in mind that this is new, so it will take time for the hashtags to show up and for other authors to share. 

How does it work?

  1. You create a graphic with your quote. It will generally be a short quote and does not have to be for a specific word.

  2. While we can't control what you post and the hashtags you use, we ask that quotes do not contain swearing or graphic sexual content, no matter how steamy the book is. We will not repost/share quotes that contain swearing or sexual content. We will not share erotica.

  3. You then post to any of your social media channels with the corresponding hashtag(s) below.

  4. If you want to help fellow authors, search for the corresponding hashtag and repost/share. 

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Western Romance

Main Hashtag (this is the one B&B looks for): #WesternRomanceBQ

For: Western Romance books only (historical and contemporary)

Other good hashtags (we do not search these): #westernromance #romancereaders #romancereadersofinstagram #westernromancereads #westernbook #bookquote

Scottish Romance

Main Hashtags (these the one B&B looks for): #ScottishRomanceBQ or #HighlandRomanceBQ

For: Scottish/Highland Romance books only (historical and contemporary)

Other good hashtags (we do not search these): #highlandromance #scottishromance #romancereaders #romancereadersofinstagram #bookquote

Romantic Suspense

Main Hashtag (this is the one B&B looks for): #RomanticSuspenseBQ

For: Romantic Suspense books only

Other good hashtags (we do not search these): #romanticsuspense #romanticsuspensebook #romancereaders #romancereadersofinstagram #bookquote

Historical Romance

Main Hashtag (this is the one B&B looks for): #HistoricalRomanceBQ

For: Historical Romance books only (historical and contemporary)

Other good hashtags (we do not search these): #historicalromance #historicalromancenovel #historicalromancereaders #romancereaders #romancereadersofinstagram #bookquote

Contemporary Romance

Main Hashtag (this is the one B&B looks for): #ContemporaryRomanceBQ

For: Contemporary Romance books only (historical and contemporary)

Other good hashtags (we do not search these): #contemporaryromance #contemporaryromancereads #contemporaryromancebooks #romancereaders #romancereadersofinstagram #bookquote

Cozy Mystery

Main Hashtag (this is the one B&B looks for): #CozyMysteryBQ

For: Cozy Mystery books only (historical, contemporary, romance, non-romance)

Other good hashtags (we do not search these): #cozymystery #cozymysterybooks #cozymysterylover #cozymysteryreader #bookquote

Additional Genre-Specific Promos

Please sign up using the form below if you are interested in one of the promos. Each promo will require the author to post on one of the following (more the better): author blog, Instagram, or Facebook.

At this time, these are in the planning stages only. We've run the same or similar promos in past years and they were big hits, but we want to get enough author interest before implementing them again. Be sure to tell your fellow authors!