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Twitter For Authors: Book Marketing and Brand Building

How to use Twitter to market your books and build a large following of responsive readers in 20 minutes per day.
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Last updated 11/2013
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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  • Access on mobile and TV
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What Will I Learn?
9 Video Lessons and 9 PDF checklists
Build a targeted readership on Twitter eager to read your books
Use Twitter to establish your author brand
Learn how to use Twitter to connect with and become an influencer
Learn how to effectively market and sell your books on Twitter
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Requirements
  • A desire to build a readership for your writing
Description

Build a Huge Following Eager to Read Your Books

The main thing that separates a successful author from an unknown one is having a following. And Twitter is how you build a following today.

Building these social connections helps you sell your books and grow your business. And Twitter is different from the other social media platforms because Twitter is the place where it’s perfectly acceptable to follow people you don’t know! That’s huge. It’s literally the way any author can find and connect with his future readers. Authors and readers connecting directly is causing a revolution in publishing.

Your New Readers Are Waiting To Hear From You

Thousands, maybe millions, of your new readers are already on Twitter. They openly talk about the books they like and what kinds of authors they look for. They want you to find them.

The question is, are you going to tell them where you are – or not?

My new course, Twitter for Authors, will show you everything you need to know and do to build a massive following of readers. Over 90 minutes of video and pdf checklists will take you from being an absolute beginner to knowing the pro tricks and secrets that drive thousands of tightly-targeted readers straight to you and your books.

You’ll Learn Very Specific Tactics For Authors:

  • The right ways to promote your books to perfectly targeted readers
  • How to track competitors and colleagues
  • Find reviewers and bloggers from your niche and genre
  • The most important elements for your Twitter bio
  • Using scheduled chats to reach your audience consistently

It’s Almost Like Twitter Was Created Just For Authors!

If you wanted to design a method so authors could find and communicate with more readers and sell more books, you’d design Twitter. It’s already perfect for authors!

My Twitter for Authors course shows you literally dozens of ways to leverage the features and power of Twitter so you can build a following of raving fans who love your books and share them with their Twitter friends.

You’ll also learn:

  • How to use time-saving apps that organize your work
  • How to use automation the write way
  • How analytics can show you exactly what is working and what is not
  • How to avoid the Twitter 2000 wall
  • How to use Twitter’s Advanced Search to find laser-targeted readers

Each lesson in Twitter for Authors is a video you can pause and rewind to make sure you get every point. Detailed checklists make it step-by-step easy so nothing is overlooked.

The Twitter for Authors course takes anyone from the level of absolute Twitter beginner to the level of a pro author squeezing every advantage from Twitter’s powerful platform.

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring Authors
  • Published Authors
  • Fiction Writers
  • Non-fiction Writers
  • Bloggers
  • Freelance Writers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 10 Lectures Collapse All 10 Lectures 01:55:34
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The Basics of Twitter For Authors
3 Lectures 39:00

In this lesson I go over the Twitter basics for new users. You will also learn all of the ways you can use Twitter as an author to promote your writing. The lesson PDF has a checklist for you to complete.

Don't forget to follow me on Twitter (@conniebrentford). Please use the #twitterforauthors hashtag for course related tweets. I monitor that hashtag and I'll get back to you.

Preview 11:20

This lesson teaches you how to create customized links to your books and how to market your writing by utilizing all of the characters in your Bio on Twitter. The lesson also covers basic profile design to attract attention. Links and resources covered in the video are all hyperlinked for you in the PDF.

Twitter Marketing With Your Profile
11:16

This video discusses what to tweet and how an author can tweet book related items to engage their audience with out spammimg. The video also covers the value of recommending others and a quick lesson in copywriting to help you "sell" your tweets.

What, When, How and Where Part 1
16:24
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Intermediate Level Techniques for Authors
3 Lectures 26:54

This lesson covers using the conventions of Twitter (retweets, following, @reply, @mentions, hashtags, direct messages) in the best possible way to optimize your time on Twitter.

Best Practices
09:51

This lesson teaches you how to use various apps and websites in conjunction with Twitter to minimize your time on Twitter and maximize your social sharing of great content.

What, When, How and Where Part 2
07:29

This lesson teaches you the value of creating public and private lists to sort your followers and how to use Twitter interactions to your advantage.

Power User Techniques
09:34
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Advanced Level Techniques for Authors
4 Lectures 46:40

This video covers advanced hashtag use for targeted following and tweeting as well as instruction on creating your own hashtags and hashtag chat.

Advanced Hashtag Use
09:57

This lesson covers how to increase and keep your followers, how to use analytics to see which tweets gets the most response and how to connect with and become an influencer on Twitter.

Increase and Keep Your Followers
22:50

This video shows you how to follow targeted people that already like your genre. The lesson also covers how to track your author brand on Twitter and interact with readers who have purchased your books on Amazon.

Advanced Search Techniques
13:53

Putting It All Together: Your Personal Strategy
3 pages
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
14 Reviews
244 Students
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Online mentor, Digital Nomad

As a bestselling author with over 100,000 sales Connie Brentford's books focus on showing readers how to create a freedom lifestyle while working from home or traveling.

As a digital nomad she's has traveled the world full-time, making online income for over 9 years. She's been published in numerous online publications and featured in US print magazines as a consultant for blogs that focus on self-publishing, freelance writing, online business, social media and the location independent lifestyle. She's has been dubbed "America's Work From Home Expert" by Woman's World Magazine.

Her Book Promotion site is WeLoveReaders dot com

Her mentoring program for online entrepreneurship Safely Leave The Rat Race can be found at Resilient Personal Freedom dot me.

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