Listen as Ray Bayly, Rob Davies, Ray Burton and J.R. Rioux discuss Twitter for authors. We talk about followers, analytics and motivations for authors to use twitter as well as tips for success and statistics on hash tagging and more.
Writer accounts seem to end up being writers following writers but does it actually reach readers and increase the bottom line? Does it put money in your pocket or is it a waste of time besides being fun?
What follows are my notes, what I’ll be taking action on and of course – the podcast. You can also always get a copy of the podcast on the main site for us four monkeys at AuthorsInChains.com
Evan – The Last Librarian on Twitter (@FromTheWastes)- Reads a lot of post-apocalyptic books. Gives great advice if you are looking for something to read.
We also go over tips and tricks on reaching readers outside the writing community and the magic of twitter analytics.
Now if Twitter doesn’t increase the bottom line for you, is there any reason to bother with Twitter other than fun?
Some would say because publishers want to see that you have a platform before they consider taking your books. Which begs the question, “Do publishers have anything to offer you that you can’t get by self-publishing?”
We tackle that.
Do you know what the prime time for tweeting is? Apparently it’s 12-6 PM. Is there a way to automate that? Yup.
I’ll add more notes as on what I am personally putting into practice and the results I get from them. Update: You can see how I feel about twitter marketing for authors in my response to Evan below.
This has been a big step forward for me in my story of becoming a writer. Getting to know others in the self-publishing industry is a cool thing and can help you learn things faster.
Any questions about this podcast or suggestions for what to cover next?
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