Let iOS Users Download Your ePub Book Directly From a Tweet

This short post should be helpful for every writer who is using Twitter to direct iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to his book published in ePub format.

Wouldn’t you like tweeple to read your book seconds after they discover it on Twitter? Here is a simple trick.

Instead of tweeting a link to a book page, tweet a link to a book file.

So if your book is being show at the directory like this: http://www.feedbooks.com/book/3127

find a link to an ePub file: http://www.feedbooks.com/book/3127.epub

and tweet it – you can use a shortener as well: http://bit.ly/bL3fJC

When the link is opened in Safari, a dialog box appears where the user can choose an e-reading application he wants to read a book with:

When you tweet a link, it’s good to address iOS users and name the applications. It could look like this:

.bbpBox21821810397 {background:none #ffffff;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:block}

Using #iPhone or #iPad? Download my tech-fiction stories to #Stanza or #Kobo right now. Open this link in Safari » http://bit.ly/bL3fJCless than a minute ago via HootSuite

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