How Twitter Converted Me & a Giveaway


When I signed the contract for Gifted to be published, I received a marketing packet with a list of things my publisher wanted me to do. Within a couple of weeks I'd become a new face on Facebook, I had an author's blog and I was now the proud owner of my very own Twitter account.

The blog (this one) and Facebook were pretty easy for me. But the purpose of Twitter evaded me. I don't often have 140 character gems of wisdom that the world wants to hear, but I had an account, so occasionally I'd link a posting from this blog to my twitter page. After awhile I linked my phone to my Twitter account, so if I did see something interesting or had a pearl of wisdom or a rare nugget of wittiness, I could upload it to my Twitter. Those happened very rarely, so I was surprised and puzzled when I'd get an email that I had a new follower.

What were they following?

Well, I've now been converted. Several days ago I tweeted (silly word, huh) asking for suggestions on a place to hold my launch party for For What It's Worth. I received several reply tweets suggesting The King's English in Salt Lake. One of my discoveries about Twitter is that those making the suggestions could also link The King's English to their tweet, so suddenly I was in contact with a bookstore I'd only dreamed of holding a party at. And they were responding to me even though I'd never said anything to them.

A few tweets, a phone call and a few emails later and GUESS WHAT?

For What It's Worth is going to have it's release party at (drum roll and fireworks) The King's English!

I'm thrilled and I have fellow twitterers (or tweeters) to thank for my good fortune.

SO IN HONOR OF MY NEWFOUND AFFECTION FOR TWITTER and my determination to become a better tweeter, I'm going to give away a $10 Amazon card.

23 comments:

Dana said...

For school I have to read The Lovely Bones I watched the movie and enjoyed that but heard they were really different so I can't wait to read it!

Lexie@BookBug said...

I can't wait to read The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore (I Am Number Four series) and I can't wait to read For What It's Worth!

Gayle said...

I've got a long list, but I'm especially excited about Endlessly by Kiersten White.

Lisa said...

Glimpses...a book about sister Hinckley

June M. said...

Among many other books, I am reading the Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian series this summer

Leannessf said...

I'm really looking forward to City of Lost Souls!

Thanks,
Leanne

starryblue said...

I'm looking forward to reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Once Burned by Jeanine Frost! Thanks for the giveaway. Hope your party is a huge success!

joannie said...

Hi there are to many i am waiting for but the one that comes out i think next week is Endlessly by Kiersten White. Thank you for the giveaway. If i win i can buy this book for sure thanks Joannie

Shane R. said...

As terrible as it will probably be, I'm looking forward to reading 50 Shades of Grey

Leslie said...

that is awesome. i am so excited for you!!!

jwhitus said...

I can't wait to read Of Posedion. Thanks!

Rebecca Adams said...

I'm looking forward to finishing the Hunger Games series. I read the first book and am currently reading the second one. :)

Emma said...

I'm looking forward to reading The Inn At Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber.Thank you for the giveaway.

Vern said...

I'm excited to read For What It's Worth!

books4me said...

anything by Jaci Burton!

ronnkelly3 said...

I'm really looking forward to City of Lost Souls!

Tobi said...

Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

Lauren M. said...

I can't wait to read Girl of Nightmares!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Even the Zombies Gets The Blues

alicia marie said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Endlessly by Kiersten White : ) and lots more as well!!

VanillaOrchids said...

Gosh, I have so many books that I need to read! But for this, I'm going to say Mockingjay because I need to read it so that I can give it back to my nephew. :D I am very much looking forward to reading it though!

And congratulations on having your release party at The King's English.

Pam

Lesa said...

I just finished reading "Happy Housewives" by Darla Shine and will be reading "A Fortunate Life" next.