Some helpful information about the use of twitter by authors by James Moushon on the blog hbpublications.blogspot.com.
He mentions Hootsuite. I use that and I think it is helpful. I have on my list to do to use bitly but hootsuite helps me shorten address, so it hasn’t been a priority. I also like his “add photo” and add a URL ideas. I think those are very smart strategies. I had not heard of the Amazoncart feature, which is another way to more easily link your book(s) to your readers, but he’s right – you could also just use a URL. If you are a twitter novice like me, this is all helpful information. Thanks James!
The eBook Author’s Corner: Authors: Improve Your Twitter Messaging and Control.