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.