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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > Promotion and Marketing > My book doesn't launch for another year. Isn't it too early to start using Twitter?

Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YAkidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.

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In my opinion, the best time to start a Twitter account is BEFORE you have anything to promote. There are far too many book authors and illustrators who wait until just before their book launches before joining social media. That's a mistake, because not only do they have to learn how to use it properly in a hurry, but it's usually painfully obvious to others that these people are only joining because they have a book to promote.

Last updated on July 9, 2013 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi