It has been suggested in the press recently that Twitter is a book lover’s paradise and who can disagree when there’s a gaggle of authors with accounts willing to tell their fans what they’re up to or write posts under the guise of their most famous characters. Some even write from beyond the grave; yes, you’ll find quite a few Shakespeares in Twitterverse! You’ll also find publishers promoting new books and authors, giving books away and starting lively online debates about old favourites.
The fundamental thing is that writers love to write. People who love writing books and reading books love to chat to like-minded people and some of the most prolific twitters are those who love to talk about their own writing achievements and those of their friends and colleagues. That’s just the way of the literary world.
This desire to write about writing of course extends to copywriters. There are plenty of professional copywriters on Twitter who offer tips on copywriting, ask for advice on copywriting, discuss their latest copywriting projects and even promote their services and gain work through the social medium.
Here are just some of the bookish/copywriting peeps that I follow on Twitter and that you might find interesting too:
Copywriting and author resources
Bookish people and fellow writers
I find Twitter really useful to communicate with my followers about my latest projects, get quick answers to a question that may be puzzling me and even promote my own website, posting links to recent blogs and encouraging people to become a fan of Chichester Copywriter on Facebook. It’s great for self-promotion but it’s not all about the cold hard sell, it’s more about chatting with friends who share the same interests and can help one another. Twitter’s well worth a go on both a social and professional level.
If you’re not on Twitter, the prospect of social media makes your head-spin or you’re still a bit sceptical about how it can benefit you, then get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll help you to set up a profile and advise you on how to get the most out of it, socially, professionally or both.