Social Media Tips for Authors, Part 1: Promoting Your Book with Twitter


Twitter Promotion Tips for AuthorsThough it’s been around for more than 6 years (a lifetime for an internet company) — and gained more than half a billion users — Twitter is still a big mystery for many authors.

In an effort to de-mystify the social network which most baffles new users, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite articles about how authors can use Twitter to:

* promote books

* expand upon existing narratives

* network with other writers and publishing industry professionals

* build a readership

* and more

So, here we go…

BookBaby’s top 11 articles about Twitter for authors

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

7. Author Promotion Tip: Create a Vizify Video of Your Twitter Activity

8. Book Promotion Tips for Twitter: Tweet Your Book from the Inside Out

9. The Power of a Single Tweet, or How Two BookBaby Authors Got Featured in USA Today

10. Promoting Your Book on Twitter: 10 Tips for Shy Writers

11. Does the Future of Storytelling (and Book Marketing) Rely on Twitter?

Do you use Twitter to promote your writing? How has it helped? What do you find most useful and most frustrating about Twitter? Let us know in the comments section below.

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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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