Paul White of “Ramblings from a Writers Mind” has published an excellent and helpful blog post about “Tweeting for Authors and Writers”.
Twitter can be an amazing tool to brand yourself as author, connect with your readers and fellow authors, if used correctly.
Here are some tips I have scrounged from trawling, (not trolling!), the net.
Be Yourself, Not Your Book
Present yourself as person and not as your book. It might seem a great idea to take the book title as a Twitter name – but what are going to do when writing your second book. You would need to open a second account for this book, the third book, etc.
Followers are also more likely talking to a person than a book.
Choose your Author-Name as Twitter-handle
To brand yourself as author choose your author-name as Twitter handle. If it is not available anymore extend it with ‘Author’, ‘Writer’ or an underscore ‘First_Last’.
Provide a Bio, a Photo and the ‘URL’ to your own Website/blog.
Take your time to…
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