I was skeptical about Twitter for a long time. But in the past few months I’ve found that my Author-clients use Twitter for all kinds of things…keeping in touch with other Authors, advertising contests on their blogs and websites, mentioning books that they’ve read, recommending books, marketing their own newly published books in either print or digital.  In fact, Twitter is where I find books that I want to read, as if I had a lot of time to do that, at least for recreational purposes.

My Author-clients very kindly mention me and my formatting skills often on Twitter.  When they do, I invariably get queries about my services.  I also get suggestions about adding new services like an upload service (am doing that in February), copy-editing service (am doing that now), graphic art (I’ve been creating flourishes but I think I’m also going to get into cover art…in a former life I was an archaeological illustrator and map maker, so I can handle photo manipulation).

So this is how a business in the digital age grows?  Actually so much easier than print advertising.  And you get to indulge in gossip at the same time.  Twitter, you’re my new best friend (and you can follow me @athirstymind)  Facebook, not so much, sorry.


About athirstyblog

If you're a published author and are sitting on a basement full of backlisted books, then you've found the right blog. Although I formerly filled these pages with book reviews, they will now be filled with tips on eBook formatting, talk about the current technology of eBooks, and other stuff that interests me and hopefully interests you. I'm currently an eBook formatter, formerly a bookseller, archaeologist, illustrator and lover of all things historical and scientific. And I'm now a permanent citizen of DownEast Maine with my own beach and 175 year old house and everything! Come along for the Journey!
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3 Responses to Twitter!

  1. Tangela says:

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