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.

3 Comments already, do join in...

  1. liz fenwick Says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Gosh, thank you for including me on the list :-) and I’m very chatty!

  2. Judy Astley Says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Ooh how lovely to be on this list – thank you! My mum always said I talked too much – wish she was still around so I could tell her that sometimes that’s Not Such A Bad Thing.

  3. Nina Bell Says:

    February 21st, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Oh, I wish my mother was around, too, although heaven knows what she would make of Twitter. Thanks for commenting.

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