Thursday, February 19, 2009

Publishers and Twitter

The feature article in our March issue will be about how book publishers can use Twitter--which, as Chris Brogan says, is an increasingly important business tool. We would love to include input from blog readers in the article. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, via e-mail, or, of course, on Twitter.

Do you and/or your company use Twitter?
If you do, what has your experience been like?
If you don't use Twitter, why not?
How do you think book publishers should be using Twitter? Do you follow any book publishers on Twitter? Whose Tweets do you like, and why?
Any great Twitter business stories to share?


Henry said...

I run a self-publishing site. I tweeted an interview with Tessa Dick, last wife of Philip K. Dick. Very soon after it was picked up by the L.A. Times Jacket Flap blog (a follower). From there it kind of exploded into many other places (NY Times, Guardian...) Not really sure how else the link could have been found at that point except Twitter.

Anyway, Twitter has been good to me. I wrote a post about Twitter and book marketing if anyone's interested:

Using Twitter for Book Marketing

Linda Austin said...

I indie-published a Japan memoir and just joined Twitter last fall. Skeptical, but now I love it. I learn so much, keep up with news, get ideas for blogposts, etc. I follow one agent who is an informative and fun twitterer and several big publishers who are not interesting. Publishers ought to have a face on Twitter for good pr, providing publishing info (comments, answers, links) and promoting their author events. We find you, but most of you are boring.

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AlexAboard said...

I'm hoping to create a great Twitter business story that I can share!

I have just launched (pun heavily intended) a new project that provides followers of @AlexAboard with the exclusive backstory to my upcoming novel. Alex will be Tweeting right up until the day of publication and the book will flow seamlessly from his final message.

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You are constantly giving so many new ideas and I hope it will continue in the future, bad news travels fast