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Twitter is a social network that lets you write very short content at a time. The short content update is known as a tweet. Using a service like Twitter is sometimes called microblogging. Many authors make use of Twitter as part of their book promotion. You can find a list of authors on Twitter here.

Here is our latest coverage of Twitter:

  • How Many Words is That? (2018-04-16): Find out word counts for different types of writing from tweets to novels including short stories, fiction, novels and more.

  • Hachette Tests Book Sales Using Twitter (2014-12-08): Hachette is launching a new way to buy books: through Twitter. Promoted titles can be purchased on the author's Twitter: each title comes with a bonus.

  • Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jennifer Egan Tweeting Short Story (2012-05-25): Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan is tweeting a short story on Twitter.

  • R.L. Stine Shares Short Story on Twitter (2012-02-16): Author R.

  • Merriam-Webster Adds 150 New Words for 2011 Including Tweet, Bromance and Parkour (2011-08-31): Merriam-Webster has added 150 new words to its 2011 Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.

  • Author's Tweeted Novel Now Available in Paperback (2010-07-14): Author Matt Stewart has released his tweeted novel, The French Revolution, in paperback through Soft Skull Press.

  • Fake Character Twitters Written By Freelancers and Screenwriters (2010-03-23): As most people are aware a lot of effort goes into creating the fake Twitter accounts and blogs that tie-in with television shows and movies.

  • LSSU Publishes 2010 Banned Words List (2010-01-21): Reuters reports that Lake Superior State University wordsmith's have published a list of banned words for 2010.

  • Twijote Project to Put Text of Don Quixote on Twitter (2010-01-14): Fans of Cervante's Don Quixote de la Mancha are determined to put the entire book on Twitter, one tweet at a time.

  • J.K. Rowling Joins Twitter (2009-09-29): Tired of other people impersonating her, J.

  • Author Alice Hoffman Criticizes Book Critic on Twitter (2009-06-29): The L.

  • Author R.N. Morris Serializes His Novel on Twitter (2009-03-20): R.

  • Hot Trend: Microblogging on Twitter (2008-05-05): The hottest trend going right now is microblogging on Twitter.