Social media is a tool that can be very useful for authors. However, if you don’t know how a tool works or what it does, you may be tempted to discard it. Some people find Twitter very confusing. If you don’t have a Twitter account, or need help moving beyond the basics of setting up an account, Twitter Decoded: Tips & Tools for Authors will help.
Successful writers take responsibility for marketing their own work. This book explains the benefits of Twitter for writers and leads you step by step through the process of setting up an effective account. Using this manual, you’ll learn the lingo, find your way around the Twitter dashboard, and start building relationships with your worldwide audience. You’ll also discover many tips and tricks to engage your audience and build a solid marketing platform in minutes a day. Finally, you’ll learn how to write great tweets, use hashtags, link shorteners and Twitter tools, schedule your tweets, and use tweet templates.
Here is an overview of the content of the book:
Chapter 1 – Get to Know Twitter
Chapter 2 – Your User Name (Handle)
Chapter 3 – Prepare a Profile Picture
Chapter 4 – Set up your Twitter Account
Chapter 5 – Updating Your Profile
Chapter 6 – Your First Tweet
Chapter 7 – Following Tweeps (People on Twitter)
Chapter 8 – Be Careful
Chapter 9 – Crafting Great Tweets
Chapter 10 – Building Relationships
Chapter 11 – Hashtags
Chapter 12 – Link Shorteners
Chapter 13 – Three Easy Steps to Creating Great Tweets
Chapter 14 – How Often Should You Tweet?
Chapter 15 – Tools and Sites to Use with Twitter
Chapter 16 – Scheduling Your Tweets
Chapter 17 – Notifications, Trends and Mentions
Chapter 18 – Smart Topics for Writers to Tweet About