[This post was written by guest contributor Beth Barany, author of Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers.
I know Twitter can be a confusing medium for many authors -- what can you say in 140 characters or less to promote your book? In my opinion, Twitter is actually a writer's dream for those who like to write short, like the absence of a lot of images, and are willing to experiment.
A news service that the users create, Twitter is a great resource to meet other writers, agents, editors, and book bloggers
, people who love to read and review books.
10 Tips on Promoting Your Book on Twitter
1. Open an account on Twitter.
Choose a name that is easily recognizable, ideally your author name. In the long run, as an author, you are your brand. If you choose a name like “jamie123” this won’t help you build name recognition.
2. Bring in your email contacts.
Twitter makes this easy...