Today In Twitterverse: Guess Before You Buy

Even though it’s been around for a while, I just found my way to TwitterLit, a site that offers the first sentence from an unidentified book. Provided that the sentence is less than 140 characters, which is Twitter’s size limit for text.
This offering capitalizes on the widespread like of word games and puzzles. Presently, TwitterLit has 2420 followers on Twitter and offers 541 updates, or posts, each one linked to an Amazon page where one can purchase the book in question. The service is a brilliant use of Amazon Associates and Twitter.

About David Burn

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.


  1. Thanks for the nice write-up! I’m glad you like the site. (If any of your readers are interested, there’s also a children’s/YA version at
    Thanks again!