If you want to look good on Twitter, follow these 15 people I include in this list. They will never fail you.
Content marketing is the best way for writers to grow a following of dedicated readers and colleagues on the social web.
The steps to achieving this goal are:
- Write the best book you can for a defined audience.
- Have your book professionally edited.
- Hire the best cover designer you can afford.
- Develop a WordPress websitewhere you will host your blog and have information about your book and yourself.
- Establish your social media presenceso you can reach your target audience.
Then, use your social media accounts as part of your content curation system. This process will be easier if you start creating lists or circles of the experts who post the best content in your field, niche, interests or genre.
I must admit that when I first started using social media, I was overwhelmed.
On Twitter, I quickly learned to create lists so I could keep tabs on the users sending the most relevant content. They’re also the people I’m most likely to interact with.
It took time but eventually I discovered the people in the lists below, and I’ve become their ardent follower. Today I’m sharing with you the Twitter profiles of some of my go-to tweeps.
Writing/Publishing Experts to Follow
If you want to keep up on how to price your books and the latest tips in self-publishing, you’ll want to follow these people.
Formerly the publisher at Writers’ Digest, Jane now serves as the web editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and teaches digital publishing and online writing. Follow her on Twitter to keep abreast of the latest news in self-publishing.
Joanna is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is a prolific writer and is usually voted one of The Guardian UK Top 100 Creative Professionals and voted the top 10 blogs for writers and self-publishers by Writer’s Digest and at least fourteen other publications. She writes fiction and nonfiction and is a wonderful resource for writers.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more informative blog for Indie authors. He previously focused on design, but he’s branched out into other topics with his team of guest bloggers (I’m proud to be one of them). Writer’s Digest consistently rates his blog among the top 10 — and he usually occupies the top 5 spot.
I adore his tweets. Every few hours, he sends a pithy quote from an author that typically describes the writing process. He usually attaches an image of the writer as well. Follow him for inspiration and to find great content to tweet.
Penny is the CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., a book marketing enterprise. She’s a phenomenal speaker, understands Amazon like no one else on the planet, and shares great advice on her blog. When Guy Kawasaki looked for a publicist for his book Author Publisher Entrepreneur, guess who he hired? Yep, Penny.
I recently discovered Anne, and I love her blog. I don’t always agree with her, and perhaps that’s why I appreciate her so much. She provides lengthy and informative blog posts on topics relevant to Indie Authors.