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#SampleSunday: February 10th - Cosy Samples for Snowed-In Sunday

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#SampleSunday is a twitter event, to share reading samples between writers (and readers).

All are welcome - just join in. No need to ask permission/check with anyone, just add your post.


1. Links to your samples MUST be shortened via url shortening servers such as or ( will track your clicks)
2. Add the hashtag #SampleSunday. #SS stands for a lot of other things but not sample sunday.
3. Add your twitter handle so you can track your retweets and so readers will know it's your sample.
4. Add RT to the front of your tweet
5. Most importantly, keep your tweet to 130 characters or less to allow for maximum retweetage
6. Don't put your link last, it will be first to go in retweets if you are too long

Most regular #samplesundayers schedule their tweets twenty or thirty minutes apart to avoid spamming their followers. Both tweetdeck and hootsuite schedule tweets. They will not accept repeat tweets, however. You need to change them slightly, if you are scheduling your own tweets.

Not a good idea to put "My new..." or "Read my..." as the tweet will be going out from NOT YOU!

Few people have the time to edit yours for you, so don't be surprised if you are skipped, if you don't get the tweet right. But practice makes better!

1. For erotica, please keep the tweet appropriate for the under 18's.
2. If you post a Tweet line, please be courteous and Tweet everyone else's Tweet lines.
3. If you ask for more than one line to be Tweeted, please list the accounts you are Tweeting from.
4. If you link only to your Amazon page, most will skip you. You need to be linking to a sample of your work. A sample of your writing. The sample needs to change every week.

If you do not have your own blog or web pages, you can use the kindle boards link: book ASIN here)

Thank you.
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RT #SampleSunday "delivers on its promises" @nytimes THE SILK CODE @PaulLev #mystery #scifi #Kindle #novel #award
Oh great. I just posted and then realized this is Saturday.

It IS Saturday, is it not? I'm losing my brains, I swear.
#SampleSunday: Depraved Heart - The #Football Player Meets the Ballerina - @Kathleen01930 #romantic #suspense
Kathleen Valentine said:
#SampleSunday: Depraved Heart - The #Football Player Meets the Ballerina - @Kathleen01930 #romantic #suspense
Forgive my total twitter ignorance

Should we not post these AT Twitter, rather than here?
Why are you sending this to yourself?
Quiss said:
Forgive my total twitter ignorance

Should we not post these AT Twitter, rather than here?
Why are you sending this to yourself?
The idea is: you go to Twitter (or to some app that feeds tweets to Twitter) and tweet all the Sample Sunday RTs here in this thread. Everyone else in the thread does the same, including RT'ing yours. Everyone benefits (including, one hopes, readers in need of some excellent ebooks :)
Ah, this again!

Okay, I've scheduled the two people before me for later tonight, and I'll come back into this thread before then to see if any more people turn up. I missed out on someone last week, and I don't want to do it again!

RT He survived the #apocalypse...but is he ready for the aftermath? #SampleSunday #horror #dystopia @DRobertGrixti

I've added a short prequel story on my website that people can read.
RT #SampleSunday "The Catalyst" - a fun, fast, action-packed Space Opera. #scifi #Kindle #novel #fiction
Done to here - I'll check back for more tomorrow.

RT #SampleSunday After the apocalypse, there's a new creature lurking in the dark. @GWakelingWriter #zombies #horror
Morning all :) *pulls head out of Editing* Haven't participated in SampleSunday in a while...

Here be mine:

RT #SampleSunday She had planned for everything; Everything but Trent. #spaceopera #scifi #Kindle @ce_kilgore
julidrevezzo said:
So.... I guess my question is not for two tweets (because I only have one account) but which, if you were me, would you choose to promo this week?
But we can tweet out two links for you, Juli! ;D That's no problem at all!
Here is mine. I'm off to post the list now. :)

[email protected] He could be the answer to her prayers or her worst nightmare. KEEPING SECRETS #SAMPLESUNDAY #ROMANCE
I'm all caught up here again now - will check back in a few hours for any additional RTs.  Thanks everyone.
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