TwitterListsMaking Twitter lists is an easy way to keep track of tweets when you’re following a large number of people. Go to Settings cover letter for volleyball coach position animal rights paper to do your homework in french human resources thesis topics homework help for science dissertation dedication examples how to write a science report see url popular analysis essay writers sites for masters your dissertation in education case st proofreading jobs seattle viagra introduced in generic viagra overnight shipping enter go site enter site write my essay generator thesis for imperialism essay viagra hard after coming dissertation scholarships outlines writing essay common app essay prompts 2016 homework help and tutor top 10 dissertation writing services identity theft essay > Lists to categorize the users you follow in any way you want. You can also subscribe to other users’ lists by going to that particular user’s profile and clicking Lists, then Subscribe.

Why are Twitter lists useful? Simply put, it’s easier to drill down to the info you need to find (and re-find) when you’re faced with that endless stream of Tweets. You can build your own lists, as many as you like, make them public or make them private. Say, for example, your book is about lions, and you want to connect with others talking about lions. After you search the term, you’ll find other people and/or Tweets dealing with the topic.

Screen Shot 2014-02-23 at 12.33.15 PMThose that appeal to you, you can then add to your list (see example at left – click the gear wheel then select or create your list) so you can easily refer back to them in the future. Twitter lists let you see what those folks are tweeting about lions on that day, without having to see what your brother or favorite literary agent had for lunch. If they prove less useful, you can just as easily remove them from your list.

By making your list public (as we’ve done for agents and editors), you can also make a useful list for your own fans and tweet the link. And while you’re at it, make sure you have a list of those fans so you can easily direct message them when you have news they can help you retweet and share!

Here are some of our favorite lists at Where Writers Win’s Twitter account:

Great Resource Lists from Galley Cat

GalleyCat has several Twitter lists at their own site – check ’em out and add your favorites to your own lists!

  1. Best Literary Agents on Twitter
  2. Best Bookstores on Twitter
  3. Best Book Reviewers on Twitter
  4. Best Editors on Twitter
  5. Best Book Publicity and Marketing Twitter Feeds
  6. Best eBook News on Twitter
  7. Best Library People on Twitter
  8. Women in Publishing Twitter Directory

The possibilities for useful lists are endless… So, tell us about the lists you’ve built and how you’re making them work for you!

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2 thoughts on “How to Build and Use Twitter Lists for Your Author Marketing

  • February 25, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Good stuff — lists are a really undervalued element of Twitter. Thanks for the reminder!

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