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Books on Twitter That Are Actually Worth Reading

James Parsons • Updated on April 29, 2024
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Books-on-TwitterWith over 200 million users worldwide, Twitter is a social media platform definitely worth exploring. In a relatively short period of time, it has become a leading platform for expanding brand awareness and promotions. From multi-million dollar companies to small businesses and celebrities, Twitter is a powerful promotional vehicle. There have been numerous books written on Twitter that aim to teach others how to exploit this social media titan, but some are definitely better than others. Let’s explore some of the best books on the subject, so you or your business can leverage Twitter to its fullest capabilities.

“Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal”

Not yet released, this book takes you behind the scenes of the founding of Twitter and its formative years. Written by a heralded New York Times columnist, the book definitely looks like it is going to be an eye-opening and juicy read. Judging by the title alone, the book is sure to be a provocative read about one of the most famed social media companies in the entire world. Scheduled for a November release, the book’s author has stated that it will make ‘The Social Network’ seem quite tame in comparison. Twitter itself may not be looking forward to the book’s release, but Twitter fans and anyone using Twitter will definitely gain valuable insight into one of the most powerful promotional vehicles the world has ever seen.

“The Twitter Book”

Co-written by Twitter power user Sarah Milstein and Tim O’Reilly of O’Reilly Media, “The Twitter Book” will teach you all that you need to know to become a power user yourself in no time at all. It includes a bevy of incredibly insightful information. From using Twitter as your own personal newspaper to tactics and strategies for maximizing the 140-character messages to boost your business, the innovative book will teach you how to stand out from the crowd, avoid common pitfalls faced by most users, and how to explode your Twitter following into the hundreds of thousands.

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

Geared towards relative Twitter beginners, this easy to read book details the point of Twitter and the basics of how to use it effectively. It may be simple and easy to understand, but it has enough details to allow you to start using Twitter to your definite advantage, for both yourself and your company. It’s basically an easy read that takes all of the confusion out of using Twitter.

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


This powerful book is geared to both established companies and budding online entrepreneurs who are interested in harnessing the power of Twitter to expand their business. The book includes numerous personal stories and case studies as well as a very helpful 30-day action plan that outlines everything you must do each day for a month in order to brand yourself or your business and create a loyal following.

“How to Get 100,000+ Followers on Twitter and What to Do With Them After You’ve Got Them”

Penned by an author with over 200,000 Twitter followers, this book is filled with 254 pages of extremely useful information that will transform you into a Twitter expert before you know it. It goes far beyond the standard information and shows you in complete detail how to use Twitter to do extraordinary things that you probably didn’t think were possible. If you want to know how to gain over 100,000 loyal Twitter followers and monetize them, this book is for you. Gaining 100,000 followers or more is actually quite easy if you follow the methods and strategies outlined in the book. 100,000 followers is great, but not if you don’t know how to monetize them. This book solves that problem as well. It really is a one-stop shop for taking full advantage of all that Twitter has to offer.

As one of the largest and most popular social platforms across the globe, Twitter is a promotional machine waiting to be exploited for huge profits. As such, there are hundreds upon hundreds of books claiming to teach you all that you need to know about using this often misunderstood social platform. Unfortunately, some are not worth much more than the paper they are printed on. By reading these books, you will gain invaluable insight into the company and learn proven ways of acquiring and monetizing a huge following, making you a Twitter power user in no time at all.


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