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The 7 Best Twitter Books of 2012

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Make the most of Twitter for personal or business use with our list of best Twitter books here.

Gain an understanding of how Twitter fits in with your social media campaign with our best Twitter books of 2012 list. Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. It’s not just for talking about your breakfast anymore. It’s become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe.

Best Twitter Books: The Twitter Book

The Twitter Book

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Price: $12.94

This practical Twitter book will teach you everything you need to know to become a Twitter power user, including strategies and tactics for seriously and effectively ‘tweeting’ to boost your business. Whether you’re an individual looking to build your personal brand online, someone who is considering starting a business, or part of a large company, this book is full of ideas, resources, and helpful advice. In a nutshell, this extremely well-received book tells you what you need to know in order to successfully tweet, gain followers, and most importantly, find value in Twitter. Read more..


Best Twitter Books: The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time

The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time

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Price: $8.00

This very popular and acclaimed Twitter book is packed with great information and insights and is an easy read. There is something within for everyone, whether you are just getting started with Twitter or you are a seasoned Tweeter looking for extra tips. It is cleanly written, well organised, and can be finished in a few sittings. This book has a lot of personality, and for newcomers to the Twitter scene, is a must have. Read more..


Twitter Power 2.0: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time

Twitter Power 2.0: How to Dominate Your Market One Tweet at a Time

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Price: $11.53

This book introduces businesses and marketers to how they can use their Twitter account and existing strategies to gather a following, build brand awareness, and handle negative publicity from unsatisfied customers. It is for those just getting started on the platform, covering fundamentals, potential mistakes, and specific marketing strategies. While slightly outdated (a major Twitter update since publication), it is well organised and easy to follow. It focuses on key topics throughout the book and how you can best turn your Twitter account into something meaningful. Read more..


Twitter For Dummies

Twitter For Dummies

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Price: $13.30

As always, this Twitter book is aimed at the true beginner, someone who hasn’t even used a Twitter account. Broken down into individual and easy to follow tops, it explains the how as well as the why. Some of the information is long-winded, especially if you have an intermediate understanding of Twitter or have already used it for a couple of months. Once you have finished this book, however, you will have a clearer understanding of and a solid game plan for gaining value out of your Twitter account. Read more..


Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

Twitter Tips, Tricks, and Tweets

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Price: $14.49

This really is a concise and to the point guide to the tricks and nuances involved when using Twitter. Aimed at the average computer-savvy person, this well written book succinctly explains how to use the shorts and extra features available to enhance your Twitter experience. It provides a good introduction to the fundamentals but is also loaded with intermediate and advanced tips and tricks. Whether you just want to start tweeting or are looking for ways to leverage Twitter to its fullest, I think you’ll find everything you need to learn and maximize Twitter in this book. Read more..


Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day

Twitter Marketing: An Hour a Day

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Price: $19.79

This Twitter Book uses interesting case studies, success stories, anecdotes, and real-world examples to demonstrate how to use Twitter metrics to enhance your online strategy. These are quite well done and should provide valuable insight when considering the direction you want to take your own Twitter uses. Like the previous books, it is well laid out, organised, and thorough. It is ideal for those new to Twitter or seasoned users looking to understand Twitter’s strategic value and how it can be leveraged to improve social media results. Read more..


Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time

Twitter for Good: Change the World One Tweet at a Time

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Price: $16.05

Written by the manager of social innovation and philanthropy at Twitter, this book is aimed primarily at nonprofit and cause-related Twitter users who are already familiar with the platform but want to hone their skills and techniques. It sets out a clear, focused method for getting a message out, marketing a business, driving a campaign, and actually getting the ball rolling. Well written, fun, and easy to understand, it is an excellent ‘how-to’ guide for understanding the fundamental usefulness of Twitter. It cites many case studies of successful Twitter campaigns, explains why they were successful, and talks about the kinds of mistakes nonprofits make on Twitter and how to avoid them. Read more..


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