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Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers by [Barany, Beth]
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From the Author

I wrote Twitter for Authors over the span of a few years of using and enjoying Twitter. Okay, I don't just enjoy Twitter, I love Twitter! I see it as an awesome tool to explore, play, reach out to colleagues, readers, fellow fans, and new friends. I totally understand if you don't share my enthusiasm, and are just sticking your toe into the Twitter waters, and book marketing waters. Social media can be a lot to get used to when you're used to spending hours upon hours of thinking  and working on your beloved novel. So, if you're ready to jump into playing and exploring how Twitter can increase your reach as an author, then come check out Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers.

About the Author

Author and speaker, Beth Barany is the award-winning author HENRIETTA THE DRAGON SLAYER, a young adult fantasy novel, and book 1 of the Five Kingdom series. A Certified Creativity Coach, Beth Barany is also the bestselling author of The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book, and Overcome Writer's Block. She is now the editor and publisher of the Author Entrepreneurship Magazine, to help authors build and maintain successful careers. Beth speaks to groups and conferences all over the San Francisco Bay Area, across the United States, and internationally. Typically who she works with are dedicated novelists who ready to get their books completed and out into the world. She leads trainings to groups and associations to help authors get it done! On her off hours, Beth enjoys gardening, traveling, capoiera, playing with her two cats, Leo and Kitty, and watching movies with her husband, award-winning and bestselling author and singer/song writer, Ezra Barany. While she speaks fluent French, and has lived in Paris twice, all of her titles are currently in English. More about Beth at www.bethbarany.com.

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  • File Size: 711 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BARANY PUBLISHING (November 8, 2013)
  • Publication Date: November 8, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009F1GMXY
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Beth Barany's Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers is a great little book. Coming from the perspective of a social media neophyte, I found Beth's advice, examples, and web-link resources to be very encouraging.

Although not a step-by-step How To Twitter book, she succeeds in laying a firm foundation for the reasoning behind using Twitter. She also is liberal in examples to illustrate her advice in action.

Of particular interest to me were the chapters on Author Branding (chap 14) and Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers (chap 15).

I will be re-reading this little book with a notepad at my side to better glean the gems of experience-born knowledge I found resident in this book.
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You're an author. . . maybe you're a previously Traditionally published mid-list author. . .or an emerging indie author. If you are just now coming to the realization that YOU are your marketing machine, you have come to the right book choice in Beth Barany's clever little guide. 'Twitter for Authors' is chock-full of savvy advice, and links (some old, some new) - but all that give a perspective on where Twitter has been and where it's going.

Be a Smart Cookie, grab Beth's guide and start 2013 right, you'll have SUCH a much better understanding of the value of Tweeps, Twitters, and Tweeting!
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When I started reading "Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers" I truly had no idea what to expect. I know most people say that about books but in my case it's true.

The book does exactly what it promises to do - it gives you a short, easy to read and concise guide on twitter marketing. It manages to give basic Twitter information for novices whilst still appealing to Twitter veterans,

Even though I have over 3,000 twitter followers I have no clue how to utilize these followers and use them to help me market my book. Most people follow me after seeing me on TV, radio or magazines, so you could say I'm lucky because I don't have to work hard to get followers but I still battle to sell my ebooks and form "real" virtual relationships.

Reading "Twitter for Authors" helped me understand what I was doing wrong and how to change it. I've learned about setting a goal for twitter, connecting with other authors by mentioning their books (my book references many authors but I never tweet about these authors or connect with them on twitter) and engaging in conversations with others. I have started conversing with people and I'm seeing how this spills over to my Facebook profile and then to my website. The best part is that people then retweet and start telling people about my book by spontaneously sharing their experience.

Another thing that this book will get you to do is to think like your reader so you understand who they are and what they want. I know I'm supposed to do this but I don't because it seems like a long process, but the book breaks the process down and simplifies it. As soon as you understand who your reader is, it becomes easy to connect with them and start tweeting about relevant things.
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I'm a big fan of Twitter, so I'm in favor of any book that helps newcomers to this social media platform get comfortable with dipping their toes into the beneficial waters of this author communication tool.

And Beth Barany does a great job of explaining how this author communication tool works and why all authors should not be afraid to come into the water.

Plus her advice on a "Clear Message" is so important that I've been working on my own since reading her book.

Even if you're already active on Twitter and even if you're not an author, read this short book to help you step up your game to the next level.

Phyllis Zimbler Miller, author of TOP TIPS FOR HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ON AMAZON AND FACEBOOK
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I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book during a webinar on social media, and I couldn't wait to check out Beth's advice. I was especially drawn to the fact that the subtitle said the book is for "shy writers"--that's definitely me, so the whole "social" aspect of social media is a bit daunting.

This is a quick and easy read, with solid advice broken down into small and easily implemented chunks (some from Beth, some from guest authors). There are sections that seem very Twitter 101, like using lists and setting up a profile, but don't skim past these basics! For instance, the book covers how to write an effective profile blurb that draws attention and encourages people to follow you. It's worth taking a second look at yours to make sure you're using it to best advantage.

Using this book for encouragement and advice on interacting and what to tweet, I was back in business with my neglected Twitter account within a few days. If anything, I could only wish for the book to be longer. Maybe a follow up?
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There are many books on marketing your books out there but this is one of the best. It is filled with practical information and useful tips. I like Twitter for Authors because it has more content than most of its competitors and takes you right from opening your Twitter account to setting up social and writers networks. I highly recommend it. I bought it when I went on Twitter to market my books and it has helped me get started.
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