May 13th, 2011 | by Beth Barany
Many authors just getting started in marketing their books think that Twitter is a confusing beast. But actually Twitter provides us with a wonderful platform to show off our writing skills 140 characters at a time, and still share a nugget.
If you just dive in with your creative writer hat on, you’ll find ways to follow the 3 rules of social media posting:
- give praise/gratitude to another
- share a piece of useful news: yours or anothers
- tout your horn, requesting a looksee, pointing to your success, etc.; no one else will, necessarily
Copy my examples… tweets during the last few days…
Good News — wonderful news – for client Julia Schopick, author of Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases
Submit your story to Stephanie Chandler’s anthology about why you chose to leave a corporate job for self-employment
A marketing tip for Indie Authors
Highlighting a new indie author, Revital Shiri-Horowitz, author of Daughters of Iraq
Forwarding news on how contests are now way too complicated to run on Facebook
A shout out to Bobbye Terry’s post on how Writing is a Business
Author-Entrepreneur: Writing is a Business http://nblo.gs/hLbii
A hurrah to author/editor’s blog post on conquering procrastination 100 words at a time
Pimping my book’s latest blog tour stop!
And I’ll stop here, because that’s a lot of tweets, covering only about two days worth.
What is some good news you tweeted about this week?!
Together we are strong!
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