Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tweet Right!

Hi all! I'm popping in on a Tuesday before tomorrow's regular post to celebrate the launch of Nicola Morgan's Tweet Right. But before I get to that, I want to say thank you for all the lovely comments and messages of support on yesterday's post. Time and again, I'm reminded what a great community of people I have around me. Thank you!

Right. *wipes tear* Now, I'm a massive fan of Twitter. I've met loads of people on there -- many I've met in 'real life' and now count as firm friends -- and I think it's an invaluable tool for writers. But it can be hard to get stuck into, non?

In her infinite Crabbit wisdom, the wonderful Nicola Morgan of Help! I Need a Publisher has written an easy to understand, practical guide to Twitter.

Nicola says:

Okay, cards on the table: I am a big fan of Twitter. I’m self-employed and Twitter is wonderful for us: individuals, often working alone, using our own initiative, free to manage our own time, setting our own rules. But it’s just as useful if you’re not self-employed and you just want to make new friends and contacts, and acquire new knowledge about your fields of interest.
Get your e-copy of TweetRight here. And if you're not on Twitter... why not? :)

See you tomorrow!

38 comments:

  1. Er.... cos I'm an old fogey!! LOL!

    Yay for Nicola and her new book!!!

    Enjoy Twittering all you twitters!! Take care
    x

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  2. There's only a limtired amount I know about Twitter, so perhaps maqy buy Nicola's book.

    Have a good day.
    Yvonne,

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  3. I debated for a while about whether or not Tweeting really helped sales. Then I realized Twitter was about making genuine connections, sort of like blogging, and if it resulted in sales, great.

    So, yes, I have decided that I will join the Twitterverse. What am I waiting for? I honestly figured it'd be easier to meet people and make friends if I was in the same or similar time zone as most of the folks I'd communicate with. Living in England, I thought I would be setting myself up for failure. Since I should be back in the states by the end of the year, I plan to join then.

    What are your thoughts on the time zone issue, Talli?

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  4. Aw...I tried to buy on Amazon here in the U.S., but I need a Kindle. I don't have one Waaaa! but I am following Nicola's blog now and hopefully, one day soon, I'll get my Kindle.

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  5. This is a book for me! I have to admit that I'm a twitter fail. I've been on it for about four months and have sent a whopping total of 9 tweets. Yeah! Fail! I wish I was a better tweeter!

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  6. Isis, I don't find the timezone thing an issue at all. You tend to connect with people, no matter the time. And loads of UK writers and peeps are on there!

    Em, you can download the Kindle app to your PC and read that way, if you like!

    Rachele, Nicola's an expert at Twitter. I'm sure her book can help!

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  7. Yvonne, you should! :)

    Jemi, SO right. Nicole rocks!

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  8. Id like to buy a Kindle myself sometime. I wonder what a writer receives when someone gets their book on a kindle compared to a real book?. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  9. you know, even though i'm not on twitter (i've withstood the siren call so far) I'm totally intrigued by it. I always flag posts abotu twitter and stuff, just in case i ever dive in. I'll definitely check out this book if i ever join up

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  10. that's a book I need to get my hands on - great idea!
    Lxxx

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  11. What a great book! I'm twitter-challenged and this will be great!

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  12. I'm with Old Kitty -guess I'm an old fogey - I gave it the good ole college try for a couple of months but just couldn't get the hang of it and didn't help me at all.
    Karen

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  13. Sounds cool. I dig Twitter. Great way to meet more writing people :)

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  14. Still being a coward about twitter. I'll do it. Soon.

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  15. Ahhhh, nope not on twitter. Got to many real life things to do to add another virtual reality gizmo. Blogging is about all I can handle at the moment! :)

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  16. It's very interesting to find out about new releases from talented writers that you are familiar with. You are very generous to share them with us.

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  17. It's like etiquette for tweeters! I love it, and it's much needed in the Twitterverse. :)

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  18. Thanks for all your comments, everyone, and special thanks to Talli for blogging about Tweet Right. To be honest, those of you who aren't sure about whether to get onto Twitter might find even the intro if this book useful because I try to show all the benefits and different ways you can use it, but I do also talk about the downsides. I love what I gain from Twitter but I explicitly don't say everyone has to do it.

    Amish Stories - you ask about income for the author: if we are with a publisher it depends on the royalty rate agreed in advance, but it usually amounts to more for the author. If the author has decided to publish it independently of a publisher (as I have), we earn 70% of the price. So, it depends on the price! Thank you for thinking of the question, by the way!

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  19. Karen - it has helped me immeasurably, but it does take a bit of patience at first.

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  20. Thanks for dropping by, Nicola! :)

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  21. I don't think I'd be able to consistently find the time . . . blogging takes me a while as it is! :)

    Congrats to Nicola on her book!

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  22. You encouraged me to tweet today - usually I don't but maybe I could make it a habit. Now that I'm rewriting my oeuvre (*cough*) I might get some inspiration . . .

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  23. Nicola's book sound like a great idea. I hop on Twitter from time to time, but don't stay on long.

    Maybe if I knew more about it's potential, I might utilize it as a tool for writing and making contacts.

    Thank Talli.

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  24. It's taken me so long to grasp Twitter. For months I used it as a way of posting links to my blog posts and nothing more. Now I'm using it properly and networking and actually engaging with people :)

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  25. Twitter (still) seems like it's in a different language to me. I'm a bit afeared of Twitter!

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  26. Wonder if she promotes some of the same tips as John Locke in his book? (I just don't have THAT much time to devote to Twitter.)

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  27. WOW.... I've had a twitter account for a long time but I can't seem to jump in..... kinda like the water's cold.

    Manzanita@Wannabuyaduck

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  28. I'm not on twitter but my daughter says i should be. I'll check out the tips. When it comes to anything technology related I need all the help I caan get.

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  29. It sounds very interesting. Congrats to Nicola and thanks for the link!

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  30. I am on Twitter but haven't really got started - good nudge, Talli!

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  31. Nicola definitely knows how to spot a niche. Although I haven't hpped onto twitter yet (there seem to be too many arguments arising from it for my liking) I'd like to read her book. Etiquette seems just what's lacking from twitter.

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  32. I definitely need that book! I'm trying to use Twitter, but it doesn't quite come naturally yet.

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  33. Thanks for that Talli, will take a peek as I love twitter...see you all there!

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  34. Congratulations on your new book, Talli! I hope the launch is a success. Hope to see some pics! RE: Twitter, I only use it as a link to my blog and Facebook. I don't have time to tweet much ;)
    Once again, congrats!

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  35. Thanks again, everyone. I hope I'll help some of you trying to get the hang of Twitter. If you're following me but I haven't noticed you, give me a nudge by sending a tweet with my name in and I'll follow you. (As long as you're not stalkery!) Also, on my blog you'll find out about #TwitterAngels - people on Twitter who will help you along.

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  36. Have been on Twitter for a while (I don't use it as much as I should though!) but I'd love to learn more, so definitely going to buy this book.

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