Jul 262012
 

It’s been 2 1/2 years that I have been part of this incredible book blogging club and still enjoy every minute of it.  It never gets old or boring, there is always something exciting happening, just like today.  I have the honor and privilege to introduce you to another amazing author.  I am especially thrilled with today’s guest because not only is she an author but one of our tour hosts at Partners In Crime Tours.  Please help me give a very warm welcome to Jo Linsdell as she tells us about her new book.

JO LINSDELL

Jo Linsdell is a freelance writer, author and illustrator. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Rome, Italy with her husband and their two young sons.
Visit Jo at her website here.

GUEST POST

Checklist for hosting Tweetchats
By Jo Linsdell

Jo Linsdell is the author and illustrator of the rhyming children’s picture book OUT AND ABOUT AT THE ZOO. Find out more about her at www.JoLinsdell.com

A Tweetchat is a public conversation on Twitter using a unique hashtag and is a great way to interact with your Twitter followers and get new followers quickly. This hashtag allows people to follow the discussion and participate in it.

One of the easiest ways to do a Tweetchat is using www.tweetchat.com. Once you’ve logged in using your twitter account you just need to insert your hashtag in the designated area at the top of the screen and you’re set.

Here’s a few ideas for how to run your Tweetchat:

1.  Start with a welcome and introduction.
2.  Announce the topic of your Tweetchat.
3.  To encourage group discussion label your questions Q1, Q2, etc… to make it easy for participants to answer.
4.  Retweet and summarise the best answers
5.  Announce when the end of the chat is approaching and thank everyone for participating.
6.  Tweet any conclusions from the chat.
7.  Announce the date and time for future chats and their topics.

If others are helping promote when the chat is and what it’s about, send them a quick @ or DM thanking them. If someone does a recap of one of your chats, retweet it. Let your chat participants know that they are an important part of the success that your chat is having. This gives them the incentive to promote and grow the chat even more.

The networking and promotional potential of a Tweetchat is huge so whether you plan to host a one-off event or make it a regular gig it’s well worth looking into.

If you have any tips of your own for hosting a Tweetchat please share them in the comments section. I’d love to hear them.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Rhyming text and colourful pictures accompany this fun day out discovering different animals at the zoo.

Reviews:
5 Stars
“Out and About at the Zoo by Jo Linsdell is a delightful story set in rhyme about a boy and his mum. The two spend the day at the zoo and meet many animals along the way. Your child will enjoy reading this book time and time again. The colorful illustrations make this book a joy to read. Pick up a copy of this book and share a day at the zoo memory with your little one”.
By Kate Mueller, Author of Bella’s Birthday Surprise

5 Stars
“Out And About At The Zoo is a cute book that describes a child’s memory filled trip to the zoo. Are you heading to the zoo and you would like to tell your kids what animals they will see there and what they might be doing? Then Out And About At The Zoo would be a great choice. Easy to understand and easy for children to read along with. It is filled with simple yet colorful pictures that even held my one year old’s attention!
Would also make a good gift for young readers who are just beginning to read!”
By Virginia L. Jennings, Author

Book Details:
Release Date: 1st June 2012
ISBN/EAN13: 1477446591 / 9781477446591
Page Count: 32
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 6″ x 9″
Language: English
Colour: Full Colour with Bleed
Related Categories: Juvenile Fiction / Stories in Verse

Purchase Links:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.it
CreateSpace.com

DISCLAIMER
No items that I receive
are ever sold…they are kept by me,
or given to family and/or friends.
ADDENDUM
I do not have any affiliation with Amazon.com,
Barnes & Noble and/or any other retail/wholesale
outlets either online and/or elsewhere.
I am providing this link solely for visitors
that may be interested in purchasing this Book/EBook.
I do not receive any monetary compensation from any parties

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  3 Responses to “Guest Author Jo Linsdell”

  1. Thanks for hosting me on your site today. It’s fun to be the one touring for a change ;)

  2. […] guest asked if I would read and review her latest book, her previous visit here can be seen here, it was a definite yes!  Please, help me welcome back, Ms. Jo […]

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