O'Reilly logo

Publishing E-Books For Dummies by Ali Luke

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Connecting with Fellow Writers on Twitter

Twitter is a slightly newer social network than Facebook, so you may not already have an account. Twitter is quite popular with writers (especially e-book writers), so it’s a useful place to interact with other authors and acquire tips and ideas — as well as emotional and practical support.

If you’re used to Facebook, you’ll find Twitter simple in comparison — even a bit minimalist. On Twitter, the only way to interact is to write a short post. (Twitter is a microblogging service.) Your post is limited to 140 characters. Figure 16-6 shows how to write a post on Twitter. (You can see that five characters remain.)

Figure 16-6: Writing a post on Twitter.

9781118352021-fg1606.eps

Twitter uses a system of followers rather than Likes or friends. People can follow you without your following them in return. When someone follows you, they see your updates. If you choose to follow the person in return, you see their updates.

remember.eps Unless you choose to protect your account, anyone who visits your Twitter profile (at www.twitter.com/x yourtwittername) can see all your updates. To protect your account, go to www.twitter.com/settings/account and select the Protect My Tweets check box in the Tweet Privacy section. Click Save Changes at the bottom of your page. Note that if you ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required