Tweets For Indie Authors

Today, a new widget was added to the Publetariat site. It’s called Self Publishing Twitter Chats, and it’s visible in the right-hand column of every page of the site. Don’t worry if you don’t have a Twitter account: you don’t need one to take advantage of this cool little device.

This widget provides a convenient, tabbed collection of Twitter searches which automatically updates in real time. The tabs provided are based on the following hashtags: #selfpub, #indieauthor, #platform, #publishing, #books, #pubtip and #writetip. Anytime someone on Twitter posts a message which includes one of these hashtags, it is added to the respective tab in the widget.

These tweets, for the most part, include links to valuable articles and resources for writers in general, and for indie authors and small imprints in particular. Click on the drop-down arrow at the top right of the widget to view a complete list of tabs and click on the one you’d like to view. You can also just click on any visible tab to open it.

The next time you’ve got a few minutes to spare, check out some of the tweets and links provided; you’re sure to find something of use or value.

Many thanks go out to Nathan Grimm, Program Manager of the SR Education Group for the Guide to Online Schools site, who built and maintains this widget.