Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Another reason you want to be on Twitter

It's where people hear about your book.

If you don't believe me, here's the latest piece of evidence:

It's funny how we decide to pick up books sometimes. I was introduced to David Eddings by some fanboy-types I knew while going to college. I think I'm grateful I wasn't running with the Oprah-crowd back then. I don't think I could handle the angst. 

Anyway. The Breach by Patrick Lee is a book I wouldn't have even known about if it weren't for John DeNardo over at SF Signal and I might still have passed it up if it wasn't for the occasional tweet to remind people that it might be worth checking out. 

So I picked it up over the holidays and I probably read it faster than anything else I picked up in the last year. 

Read the rest of the blog post here.

If you are an author and you want to reach your audience, there's no substitute for an effective twitter presence.


Jessica Subject said...

I must say that I too have read so many books in the past year that I would not have read if I had not heard of them through twitter and author blogs. I didn't even know about blogs until I started using twitter.

Slush said...

Blogs have definitely expanded my must-have, must-read list.

Twitter... I am not so good at, but your sharkiness has convinced me to give it a go!

Sandra Cormier said...

I've bought many books because of recommendations on Twitter. I also think (hope?) my second book may have obtained five or six readers through Twitter, too.

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Twitter is creating more opportunities for me to speak at conferences and do healing workshops in the US. I've been asked on twitter if I have a book published. Those tweets inspire you to believe in yourself. The community of writers on twitter is a real community - they support each other. I've books on my to buy list thanks to twitter. Twitter's not about sales though, it's about people. You can create a brand by being yourself. It's like eating crackling without going pig hunting.

Arturo Robertazzi said...

I am an italian writer. My book will be out in 2011. And yes, I agree: twitter is great for that! Many people keep asking me things like "When is your book out?", "I will read your book for sure!", "Where Can I buy it!"... And this all thanks to Twitter.

Joyce Tremel said...

I love Twitter. I've been introduced to a lot of authors I'd never have known about otherwise. Some write in genres I don't usually read, but I will pick up their books because I've followed and exchanged tweets with them.

Erik said...

I actually followed both you and Sean Ferrell on Twitter before realizing your connection, which is how I first heard about Numb. From there, I've added his and both of your blogs to my RSS aggregator.