100 top booky tweeps – 25 chatty authors
February 21st, 2012
I short-changed you yesterday by only giving you only 10 ‘top all-round social media’ tweeps, because today’s category ‘chatty authors’ is a huge one. Authors are great chatters online.
Some of these authors are very famous, some less so. They don’t just tweet ‘buy my book’ or ‘look at my great review’ (I’ve had to unfollow a few male thriller writers, who can be very persistent self-promoters). These authors interact, so anyone can feel part of the writing community. Nobody ever replies to every tweet (we may not pick it up, we may be off Twitter for a few days etc) but these ‘chatty authors’ reply across the board and not just to other well-known authors. They also link to interesting articles or pieces of research.
Most of the people in this 5 day feature cross over into a number of categories, so check out Day 1 (‘all round social media tweeps’) or you’ll miss some of the chattiest authors.
So, in no particular order: @rowancoleman, @JessRuston, @VFoxWrites, @LesleyPearse, @LindaGreenisms,@judyastley, @AramintaHall,@elizabethbuchan, @Wendy_Holden, @DorothyKoomson, @peterjames, @Chadwickauthor, @ScarlettBailey, @SophieHannahCB1, @david_hewson, @MargaretAtwood, @SashaWagstaff, @LesleyCookman, @sarahsalway, @liz_fenwick, @volewriter, @veronica_henry,@IsabelWolff, @KatieFforde, @Louise_Candlish…and there are so many more I’d love to mention.
But follow these and you’ll find the rest. And do follow them all – it’s quite comfortable to be following around 500 people, and you’ll really begin to see how the interaction works. TOMORROW: top 20 ‘finger-on-the-pulse’ tweeps for publishing generally.