Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/29/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday
for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments.

Also: Check out these upcoming online classes from Writer’s Digest:

Best of Best

Ever wanted a detailed list & description of genre fiction categories? Here’s a useful genre map
@JaneFriedman

13 Ways To Get Traffic To A New Blog
@NicksTraffic


Getting Published + Agents/Editors

Author Allison Winn Scotch (@aswinn) tackles tough question: Should you ever re-query an agent?
@GalleyCat

Wise words from @hprw: just getting published isn’t enough; you need to be published well
@victoriastrauss

Craft + Technique

Write in scenes: start in one emotional place, end in another. Tips for writers from Janet Fitch
@inkyelbows


Publishing News + Trends

Publishing: Guess What? No One Knows How Big the E-Book Business Is [Update]
@40kBooks

It’s hard to figure out pricing for ebooks from anecdotal evidence
@MikeShatzkin

28 out of 100 top Kindle ebooks are self-published
@namenick

Marketing + Self-Promotion

How Writers Build the Brand: rabid self-promotion has been practiced by the greats throughout history
@PublishersWkly

The Art of Enchanting Online Marketing
Great interview @guykawasaki & @copyblogger
@thecreativepenn

Email Marketing: How to Push Send and Grow Your Business
@copyblogger

8 ways writers can make the most of online video
@awsamuel


Blogs + Websites

7 Formats for Winning Blog Posts: Classics still super effective
@JFbookman

How blogging helped a science fiction author find new fans
@trustinart

7 Secrets for Amazing Author Websites
@AuthorTech

Social Media

5 Quick Ways to Liven Up Your Twitter Stream
@mashable

6 Ways to Sell Your Book Using Social Media
@nickdaws

Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

5 Ways to Publish a Book for iPad, iPhone, and iPod
@elizabethscraig

Fiction vs. Nonfiction e-Book pricing in the Kindle store: What the numbers say

@JFbookman

Writing Life + Fun

A Big Part of Giftedness Is Task Commitment
@debbiestier

Zadie Smith’s rules for writers
@GuardianBooks

Blurb Releases iPhone App for Creative Storytellers
@Mashable


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