The Top 6 Articles on Twitter for Authors

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Twitter Promotion Tips for Authors

Twitter promotion tips for authors

Twitter is a great way to promote your book, allowing you to share bite-sized content with your readers across the globe.

But Twitter can be tricky, too!

It took me a few years to really fall in love with Twitter (many of those months spent ignoring it altogether), but now I prefer Twitter to Pinterest, Facebook, and all the other social media platforms I’d just as soon forget.

If you’re new to Twitter, I want to help you hurry through the Twitter growing pains — so you can avoid wandering in the Twitterverse wilderness for months or years like I did.

To that end, I’ve compiled some articles on Twitter promotion tips, etiquette, and more. Some of them are from CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog, so they deal specifically with music promotion, but the same concepts can easily apply to books and poetry — just substitute the word “author” for “musician.”

Here they are…

BookBaby’s favorite articles on using Twitter as an effective book promotion tool

1. How Not to Be Annoying on Twitter

2. Twitter for Authors: Six Tips to Get You Started

3. Seven Simple Tips to Promoting Your Book on Twitter

4. Twitter Tips for Authors: Patience is a Virtue

5. Promote Your Book on Twitter: An Intermediate’s Guide to Tweeting

6. How to Use Twitter like Margaret Atwood

I hope these help you grasp the benefits of Twitter as a promotion tool more quickly than I did. Let us know how it goes!

Chris Robley
Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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