The idea of the @’s is that these are people on Twitter who will graciously distribute your information to their lists if you send them the information.
I discovered one such angel quite on accident. His/her name is now @indie_promo This person has a list of over 39,000 and will RT your info if you send it to them.
So a tweet with an @ would look something like this:
“Maggie and Keith have deep wounds from painful childhood experiences” DEEP IN THE HEART http://ow.ly/7bpon #KindleFire @indie_promo
You can also send it directly to them by putting the @ at the beginning of the tweet.
Generally speaking, I try to thank my @’s as much as possible for their help. For awhile (through my free days), I used these people quite often. Since my free days, I have kind of backed off–just not wanting to be annoying. However, they are good as gold so treat them that way.
Also, use these sparingly! Tweeting too many times to the same @ can get you in trouble if that @ is not a Retweeter! Try to establish a relationship with these tweeters first!
Here is a list of some of my @’s:
It is helpful to follow them before you start sending them things and make sure your genre fits what they RT. But this is a great way to broaden your reach on Twitter.