It's hard to keep up with the changing world of publishing if you're supposed to be banging out at least a thousand words a day as an author.
One think I like to do is find some people that report on things like Marketing or Promotion on a regular basis. That way, I can just follow their Tweets and see what headlines they're talking about.
If you keep a few in your favorites or make a list with just those Twitter accounts, it's an efficient way to keep abreast of topics without letting social media become a total time suck.
- Elizabeth Craig has a Twitter account @elizabethscraig where she often shares the most helpful links for writers. From great advice on structure and style to marketing news.
- Publishing Spy has the lowdown on publishing whispers and happenings from around the world. Follow them @publishingspy for updates.
- @bubblecow a UK based website, Tweets news to help you with getting your book noticed or getting yourself published.
- Joanna Penn @thecreativepenn has the most helpful Tweets. Things like how to link your book cover picture to your shopping cart. Practical, technical, savvy...check her out.
Did I miss anyone you find particularly helpful? Leave them in the comments, I'm always looking for help.
BTW: If you print out the above photo, you can make your own pointless paper Twitter bird.
Until next time...Go Write!