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Are you an author struggling to build your social media platform? Do you need help setting up Twitter? Even professional authors must maintain the responsibility of their social media accounts. Some literary agents won't consider an author if they have low social visibility. So, how does one learn the basics of Twitter and build a following without wasting precious writing time?
Twitter Decoded: Tips & Tools for Authors by Ruth L. Snyder takes the mystery and confusion out of creating an account, setting up a system, and posting tweets. Each chapter is a section designed to educate and support by breaking down each step into micro-tasks, so as not to overwhelm the reader. The chapters are colorfully illustrated, significantly enhancing the chances of success for the new Twitter user. Once the reader has set up their account, they will learn how best to use Twitter and the importance of Twitter etiquette. Lastly, the reader will learn how to create and use shortcodes, post awesome tweets, learning how to use other tools to enhance tweets, and build relationships on Twitter.
Twitter Decoded by Ruth L. Snyder is an excellent how-to book on creating a strong Twitter following from the start. It is jam-packed with valuable information for the writer and author. Being a writer, I found the author's suggestions to be, for the most part, inspiring. With links to Twitter templates and so much more, this book is must-have for the serious writer. I believe that this book is necessary for all new Twitter users, especially those that are starting to build their author platform.