Twitter is one of the best ways for authors to network with other writers and with publishers, literary agents and book promoters. Twitter is so important for anyone involved in the world of books that having a Twitter profile has become a must for any author, new or established, to access book blogs, thought leaders in publishing and readers. Twitter is also a treasure-trove of useful news and information on writing, digital publishing trends and book marketing ideas, if you use it correctly. One of the most effective ways is to subscribe to Twitter lists.
Twitter lets you make lists of other users whose Tweets you want to follow, usually grouped together by subject matter. Most large publishers and well known writers, as well as book blogs and book promotion sites have created Twitter lists that are public – meaning you can subscribe to them to see the tweets of the movers and shakers of the world of books and writing. Looking for book promotion ideas? There are Twitter lists for that. Want up to the minute publishing news and information about where the book world is heading? Subscribe to the lists of some of the most influential Tweeters, and get a leg up on networking and knowledge.
Below is a sampling of the most important lists to follow on Twitter. Just click on the link and hit subscribe!
- Bibliocrunch’s Self Publishing Resources
The online author resources platform is in a position to know some of the most useful feeds to follow.
- Coffee House Press’s All Things Literary
The influential literary publisher’s list of tweets from bookstores, publishers, writers and critics.
- Dale Mayer’s Publishing News
A list of publishers, editors and influential agents
- Dara Beevas’ Indie Author Resources
Beevas founded Wisenk publishing and is a major force in the self-publishing revolution. These are her favorite resources for independent authors.
- Gail Baugniet’s Reviewers/Interviewers
Blogs and sites that review book and interview authors
- Galley Cat’s Best Book Review Feeds
The powerful publishing site’s preferred book review sources
- Galley Cat’s Best Writing Advice Feeds
Galley Cat is one of the leading sources of book reviews and publishing news. Their list of people on Twitter with great writing advice:
- Jane Friedman’s Best Tweets for Writers
As CEO of Open Road Integrated Media, Friedman invented the idea of author and book tours. All of Friedman’s lists are musts for authors, but this is her most popular, with almost 2000 subscribers.
- Joel Friedlander’s E-Books
Focused on Formatting and the aesthetics of Ebooks, with useful information on the best platforms and ebook publishers.
- Joel Friedlander’s Self Publishing List
Book designer and book and marketing guru Freidlander has assembled a list of the most interesting and influential self-publishing resources.
- John Kremer’s People Worth Following
John Kremer is a well-known book marketing expert who has put together the most complete list of major influencers in the publishing world.
- John Kremer’s Book Promotion
This list is full of book promoters and valuable, creative, unique book promotion ideas.
- Laurence O’Bryan’s Great Reviewers
A list of the best book review sites and book blogs for reviews
- Readers+Writers Journal’s Indy Writer Resources
A grab bag of resources for independent writers.
- Self Publisher’s Showcase’s Self Published Showcasers
New and rising authors. A great place to get promotion ideas.
E.T. Carlton is a freelance writer with a background in both psychology and marketing who works with authors and publishers on writing for book promotion, reviews, author bios and book descriptions. She is a frequent contributor to literary and book promotion blogs and can be found following over 20 lists on Twitter HERE. (https://twitter.com/etmarketsbooks)