How to be Twittertastic

Are you ready to be Twittertastic?

Twitter is the most immediate of all social media and allows you to connect with readers and others from the literary industry from all over the world. The fastest growing network with a 44% growth from 2012-2013 Twitter now boosts 255 million monthly active users. 

How to be Twittertastic teaches you what Twitter is and how to use it to build your author brand, connect with readers, and sell more books. 

This easy-to-use guide will teach you strategies and tips that will help you leverage your Twitter presence and get the most out of your tweets. 

What's covered: 
• How to set up your profile and personalise it 
• Creating your network 
• Ideas for making the most out of the new features 
• Tweets- Types of content you can share 
• Retweets, hashtags, and other Twitter terminology made simple 
• Twitter etiquette- Dos and Don'ts of the Twitterverse 
• Time savers 
and more... 

How to be Twittertastic is the first book in the Writers and Authors Guide to Social Media series. 

Product Details: Kindle

File Size: 2191 KB
Print Length: 94 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1512051766 
ISBN-10: 1512051764 

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    on May 11, 2015
    Jo Linsdell's How To Be Twittertastic is awesome for newbies and not so newbies to the twittersphere. She walks you through step by step how to set your twitter profile up and how to get it running off to a great start. Chock full of hints, tips, tricks; this is a must have guide to any author or writer that wants to know how to use twitter to reach out to their fans and engage new readers. This lady knows her stuff guys! I've also had a chance to read her series on Virtual Book Tours... I see a great series in the making!

    By Victoria Adams. July 6, 2014

    Twitter. All the rage for “everybody” (really, over 1 billion users as of now) but still a mystery to many of us. How does one say something meaningful in 140 characters – or fewer? Does it matter, or is it just another way to grab time from an already overloaded schedule? Must I twitter?

    Every so often I delve into the world of “things helpful to authors.” In this case, though, I think the information has a much broader interest level. Jo Linsdell’s new book, Twittertastic, is written for authors; however a huge portion of the material would also apply to anyone who wants to get something out of the Twitter experience.

    Here are some of the subjects that Jo covers:

    How to set up your profile and personalize it

    Creating your network

    Ideas for making the most out of the new features

    Tweets- Types of content you can share

    Retweets, hashtags, and other Twitter terminology made simple

    Twitter etiquette- Dos and Don’ts of the Twitterverse

    Time savers

    Jo, in her usual manner of clarity and brevity, introduces the reader to the fundamentals of Twittering. How to set things up, how to find people of interest to follow, how to get yourself noticed, WHAT to tweet and where to find content. Also, as is her habit, she includes pages and pages of links and references to get you started on the “but where do I find?” part. You really DO want this one in Kindle format, those hyperlinks are terrific.

    Jo also researches her books and provides the statistics and supporting content that drive home her points. For instance, tweets with images garner a 40% greater response from tweeters than text posts. Jo shows you where and how to find image content, how to upload and how to capitalize on it.

    As I mentioned, I am greener than the newest newbie in this world of word-spurts, that’s why Jo’s explanation of #hashtags, @addresses and lists, as well as when and where to use what is so helpful. She makes it all seem so easy!
    Why, you ask, should someone listen to this particular voice in the crowd of “social media experts?” Because Jo is an internationally bestselling author and illustrator. Each year she conducts Promo Day to bring writing industry people from around the world together. She also manages a blog specifically for Writers and Authors. I should also mention I count her as friend and colleague.

    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic - Twittertastic ! July 10, 2014
    This is a clear concise, must read if you want to understand Twitter, the how to's, and the do's and do not's of Tweeting. [There are rules folks!] If you are trying to navigate marketing your books, or you are a newbie to Twitter, or you tweet for any reason, this is the book you want to read. If you are well into tweeting, this clear, step by step beneficial guide will help you too. Don't skip reading this one. I wish I had this book two years ago. Thankfully, it's never too late to learn something new, and Jo's book helped me to fill in some of the gaps in my use of Twitter. I appreciate Jo Linsdell for writing this easy to use, clear, wonderful guide. This is great work and a timely, helpful book.

    4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading for the new tweeter! July 10, 2014
    Jo Linsdell is the author of several children's books, and this is part of her social media series.

    I thought it was a good basic guide; it would definitely be a help to the new Twitter user. It doesn't go into very much depth about anything, and only took me about an hour or so to read, but there is plenty of great information about certain sites for reference and sites to follow on Twitter, and also explanations of some Twitter terms. It showed me a few things I didn't know, so I'm grateful for that!

    The bit about the setting up of your account
     is very good, and everything is explained very clearly, with screenshots. The mood of the writing is upbeat; nice. I liked how the author showed examples of each step (okay, okay, one of them is me!). There's a section about live tweeting an event, too, which is interesting, though perhaps a little more than the new writer learning how to use Twitter would need to know.

    I have to say, I didn't find it as helpful as some 'how to' guides. There are omissions; in the list showing groups of people to follow (agents, book marketing experts), it missed out the main one: avid readers. Bookworms. The people who are on Twitter to socialise and nothing else, and happen to like reading, ie, your potential customers. The other thing was that there was no mention at all of the ghastliness of automated RTs, DMs, etc, which is a massive potential pitfall for the new Twitter user, and nothing about the spam accounts that plague us - or how NOT to spam people!

    To sum up, I'd say it's a useful reference book and definitely worth reading, but it has some gaps.

    Jo Linsdell's How to Be Twittertastic is a good resource for learning many things about Twitter. It can be especially helpful to new Twitter users. It's easy to read and understand, and its pages are chocked full of screenshot examples to help one navigate Twitter. I look forward to applying many of the things I have learned from this book.

    By Paulette Harper Johnson, 17th July, 2014
    Do you know how to Tweet? If you don't you need this book! What a great guide to master Twitter. Plenty of information, tips, and how tos to Twitter. Jo has put together a book that is not just for beginner, it's for anyone who wants to learn the ins and outs of using social media. Twitter can be a little intimidating but with this book it takes the fear of learning how to use Twitter away. A highly recommended book to add to your library. For those of you who are challenged regarding how to use Twitter, get a copy, read it, and tweet away!