Twitter is a useful tool to promote books. It is an online social-networking service that enables users to broadcast and receive short 140-character messages called “tweets.” A tweet is instant and can contain text, photos and videos. Millions of tweets are shared in real time, every day. As with other social-networking services, you need to build up a list of followers. An easy and effective way of achieving that is to “follow” people who you would like to “follow” you.

Using hashtags # is a common practice in twitter. Hashtags assign a topic to a tweet and people follow them. You will find that people follow them. You can search #hashtags to see what is tweeted in that topic. Read more at .

When it comes to the moment you can tweet something promotional there’s some important things you can do to ensure you get the desired response, and don’t annoy your followers.