Twitter Indie Author Marketing: How to Save Bags of Time – for Free!

If you’re fairly confident with Twitter but want to know how to save a significant amount of marketing time – without spending a penny – then this article is for you. If you’re still a bit green, you might be interested in firstly checking out my Quick Reasons Why Authors Need Twitter and Indie Author Marketing Twitter Basics.

Twitter can really eat away at your time - but luckily there's a free way to get it back

Twitter can really eat away at your time – but luckily there’s a free way to get it back

Twitter is a fantastic tool for indie authors. No doubt. Facebook is good, but nowhere near as dynamic – though I’d recommend implementing both platforms into your strategy.

Before we begin, I’ll state again that I’m no Twitter expert – my advice is just based on my own experiences and what has worked for me. I also don’t claim that my time-saving method is the quickest possible out there – there are slightly quicker ways, but they usually require apps I’ve found to be quite expensive over time. There are also a number of positives, besides cost, that come with my free method. (More on this later)

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Twitter Indie Author Marketing – The Complete Quick Guide for Beginners

If you’re a self-published author trying to further your ebook marketing strategy with Twitter but are baffled by the platform, then this article is for you. It’s basic stuff, yes, but when it comes to Twitter it’s best to start off small. I myself found the platform to be quite a fickle beast to begin with!

Twitter can be a baffling social media tool for beginners - especially if you're trying to promote your indie novel

Twitter can be a baffling social media tool for beginners – especially if you’re trying to promote your indie novel

If you don’t know about the marketing powers of Twitter yet, my Quick Reasons Why Authors Should Embrace Twitter article is there for your consumption. I’ll briefly mention that I’m no expert on Twitter – I’m just writing about my own experiences and what has worked best for me.

Firstly, in a nutshell, what the heck is Twitter and why on earth do you need it?

Nutshell answer: Twitter allows you to build book buzz by growing a network of readers (Followers); reader interaction and an active, engaging and informative profile will help achieve this.

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Quick Reasons Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Embrace Twitter

Though Twitter is an invaluable free tool which can do absolute wonders for your self-publishing sales, I have to admit to being baffled by it to start with. In fact, it took me a while to get rolling.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with the platform, your self-publishing success can improve incredibly with Twitter

After you’ve familiarized yourself with the platform, your self-publishing success can improve incredibly with Twitter

All those Tweets, Retweets, Hashtags, weird little links – what’s that all about? And to be honest, I didn’t really care to find out, either. It seemed like a real enigma, like Facebook’s mysterious cousin.

That was until I actually forced myself to jump in and add it to my self-publishing marketing campaign. Now, I must say that Twitter is not the simplest of social networking platforms to fathom – maybe it was just me? – but it’s well worth your time.

Did I mention it has over 1.1 billion users throughout the world? (That got my attention rather quickly too when I heard it!)

Twitter is like Facebook, but…somehow totally different. Its social networking purpose remains the same, at least. You have a profile, a handle (username), and you can communicate with people (your Followers). Continue reading