My new book – Twitter for Journalists, Authors and Bloggers

Twitter for Journalists, Authors and BloggersI have a new book out! Well, I say book but it’s more of a mini book-ette since it’s only about 65 pages long. Twitter for Journalists, Authors and Bloggers is adapted, updated and expanded from my last book Social Media for Writers.

The social media book covers all of the main platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. But not everybody wants all that stuff and this new volume is for them. Being shorter it’s got a smaller price tag, so the RRP has been kept to a positively bargainous 99p.

I was surprised to discover that there isn’t already a book about Twitter for journalists. There are a few books looking at how Twitter is changing the world and how it’s reported. But I couldn’t find anything that took it back to basics and explained how to use it as a writer.

It’s easy to assume that all journalists are already on Twitter and using it happily and confidently. But as I found out from the workshops I’ve run with writers’ groups, that’s far from the case. Lots of people still just want to know what a hashtag is. If you’ve signed up to Twitter and never really got what all the fuss was about, or want to use it to promote your blog or book, then this guide is for you.

This book starts with the basics of how to tweet and builds up from there. The biggest section I’ve added is an action plan on How to attract your first 1,000 followers. Many readers of the social media book told me that they had used it to substantially build their Twitter network so I know that this plan will work.

How to get the book

Simply click on the cover image above and that will take you to Amazon where you can download it in a matter of seconds. If you’re in the USA then you’ll find the book here on Amazon.com

If you don’t have a Kindle then you can download the Kindle app to most smartphones, tablets and computers and use that to read Kindle books. I wouldn’t normally advocate reading a book on your phone, but this is only short so I think you’ll be fine.

 

So now the question is, what shall I write about next? Hmmm…..

Dear Bear and Beany

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  • Hi there, this could be really useful for a client I’m working with at the moment so I will recommend this book to him. Thank you. xx

    http://www.annanuttall.com

    • Thanks so much for that Anna. I hope that it is a straightforward, easy read for anyone who wants to know more about social media.

  • Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I will look in to this, as I need to focus on building up Twitter more.

    • Great, I hope it’s useful to you. When you’ve got a blog, Twitter is really an essential part of the toolkit.

  • Rebecca weatherall

    Oh this sounds fab, thank you! May have to download this right now!! #SharingtheBlogLove

    • Thanks so much Rebecca! Really hope you find it useful.

  • Attracting those first 1000 followers is the toughest thing about twitter I think (although I think the first 100 are probably the absolute hardest going!) This sounds really useful for anyone looking to build their twitter account. Thanks so much for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove!

    • Thank you Katy for running such a lovely linky. I focused on the first 1000 because I reckon that by the time you’ve done that, you will know most of what you need to about Twitter and be more confident with it. Not giving it enough time to learn is a common mistake.

  • tracey bowden

    I’ve always felt quite confident using twitter but I want to read this to make sure I’m not missing anything or if there is something I can do differently #kcacols

    • You could probably write your own book Tracey! But I think you have a good attitude, we need to be open-minded as there are always new tricks to learn.

  • Amanda CP

    Sounds like a really helpful book. Twitter has certainly helped with my blog followers and readers. However, new tips are always appreciated.
    Amanda. #kcacols

    • Thank you so much Amanda. I really think that Twitter is essential for a blogger, the two need to go hand in hand.

  • Wow well done you! I can imagine this would be so useful – my background is in PR and everybody assumes that PRs know a lot about Twitter – but I only really got it once I started to blog. I think a lot of people don’t fully understand the opportunities Twitter offers. #KCACOLS

    • I think that’s a good point – everybody assumes that you ‘should’ know this stuff but many people are just starting out and need help with the basics.

  • Laura @dearbearandbeany

    Well done what a great book! I agree the first 1000 is the toughest to get to and such a milestone when you get there. I am sure this will do well and help lots of new bloggers Thank you for joining us for #SharingtheBlogLove Laura x

    • Thank you Laura. Really enjoying discovering more and more new blogs.

  • Geraldine Walsh

    Well done and congratulations fantastic book… ette 🙂 #KCACOLS

  • Wow, how neat! If you don’t mind my asking, how long did it take you to write? I’ve been considering writing an e-book of my own, but haven’t quite started yet! Anyway, I know you must be proud-so many congratulations <3 #KCACOLS

    • It’s hard to say because it was spread out over a number of months. The main thing is to get started, and the good part about ebooks is that there is no set length. So it’s as long or as short as it needs to be. If anything, the writing is probably the least time-consuming part of the process – it’s promoting your book that takes the time. But you should definitely give it a go if you’ve got an idea that you feel passionate enough about.

  • Congratulations! You know I loved it – I actually shook my Twitter strategy up a bit already as a result of reading. 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • That’s so cool Jess! Thank you so much for your support.

  • akiwifamily

    Wow that is really exciting! Congratulations! #bestandworst

  • Run Jump Scrap!

    Ah well done you! There are so many niches eh? Hope it’s successful and thanks for sharing with #bestandworst x

  • Cheryl / Tea or Wine

    Well done for getting a book out there! Looks interesting I will go and check it out (struggling to reach that magical 1K Twitter followers myself!) #KCACOLS x

    • You can do it Cheryl, it just takes a bit of persistence. Definitely worth aiming for 1K as a minimum and then – who knows?

  • Carol Cliffe

    Congratulations! It must be a super feeling to be able to say you have a book! Great achievement. #KCACOLS

    • It is indeed Carol. This is actually my fourth book but they’re like children, every one is special.

  • Congratulations! Huge well done 🙂 Sounds like a really useful book and something I will have to check out 🙂 #bestandworst

    • Thank you Kayleigh, that’s so nice of you to say.

  • This is great news, congratulations! I’m sure it will be very successful! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. You are a great linker! 😉 xx

  • Nortonmum

    Ooh I like the books, as a twitter lover I do engage on there a lot but I love reading about social media so think I will be getting the kindle out for these.
    Lorraine

  • Wendy Hughes

    This book sounds really useful and you must clearly know your stuff when it comes to Twitter. I like using it to network and chat and I promote my blog on there too. It’s my favourite social media channel as a blogger, Instagram is slowly taking over for me though! Congratulations!! xx

    • Thanks so much Wendy. I love Instagram too, it’s one of the most creative of the social media networks out there.