That changed, however, when I discovered that many of my favourite authors and publishers were all using Twitter to share news about their books, events, and random occurrences in their lives! For book addicts such as myself, there is nothing better then getting a play by play on what an author is currently working on, and what their thought process is like when they are writing. An added bonus is that many authors and publishers host giveaways on Twitter for ARC copies of their books!
So have I persuaded you to start a Twitter account yet? For those of you already on Twitter, or considering starting one, here is a list of some of the authors that I highly recommend following online!
1. Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare): She is probably the best twitter user I have ever seen! Not only does she provide constant updates on her life, she uses Twitter as a way to connect to her fans. She is constantly retweeting messages and links sent to her by her followers, which just goes to show how down to earth she is! In fact, my friend Chelsey tweeted a link to my review of Clockwork Prince to Cassandra Clare. Low and behold Cassandra Clare retweeted it for all of her followers to see! I was on cloud nine!
2. Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself): I've only ever read one of Gaiman's books, but his tweets are so entertaining I couldn't help but follow him! He is a wealth of information on what is going on in the book world, and is also really great when it comes to interacting with his followers!
3. Stephanie Perkins (@naturallysteph): Stephanie Perkins' tweets are more focused on her daily life, but I still really enjoy them simply for the fact that she serves as a reminder that authors are regular people too! She does share information about her books and giveaways though as well!
4. Holly Black (@hollyblack): Holly Black's tweets also tend to be more oriented towards her daily life, but they are interesting nonetheless! It is especially funny when she gets into Twitter conversations with fellow authors such as Cassandra Clare and Stephanie Perkins. One night the three of them had a full out discussion over whether or not hobbits are attractive haha!
5. Jessica Spotswood (@jessica_shea): Upcoming author of Born Wicked, Jessica Spotswood's tweets lately have been all about the writing of her next book. For example, the tweet pictured below is just one of the many she posted on Nov 29th regarding one of the final scenes she was working on. Having already read an ARC copy of Born Wicked this tweet sent me into a mad anxiety over the next book!
6. Beth Revis (@bethrevis): Beth Revis' tweets provide a nice range of information about both her upcoming books and her daily life. Like Holly Black, she can get into some interesting conversations with her fellow authors online. She always shares the most up to date news regarding anything book related in her life.
These are just six of the many authors that I could have chosen to share with you today! If you are using Twitter you should also definitely follow some of the publisher accounts like : @PenguinCanada, @RazorbillBooks and @SimonBooks! What do you guys think about Twitter? Do you use it? Are there any authors or publishers that you like to follow? You can always follow me as well @tobeshelved :)