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Posts Tagged ‘Susan Orlean’

Susan Orlean: LitFest Speaker and Twitterati

Some people just ‘get’ Twitter – and Susan Orlean is one of them. No, she isn’t offering a “how to tweet” class (that we’re aware of), though she will be a keynote speaker at our upcoming literary festival (more on that in a bit).

So if you’re a writer or new to Twitter (or both), you’ll want to check out this post.
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Amazon Launches @Author On Twitter, Connecting Readers To Writers

Those new to Twitter often see the authors they love as just a tweet away – but are soon disappointed at the lack of response to their 1001 questions, usually because said author is too inundated with a steady stream of @mentions to respond to any of them individually.

Amazon is trying to cut out the noise on Twitter and give readers a platform to connect to the authors they adore in a meaningful way. Announced on Thursday, Amazon’s @author program allows readers to tweet questions to authors using their Kindle – and actually get a response.
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How Do Celebrities Use Twitter? Interview With @susanorlean

Celebrities use Twitter for a lot of reasons – promoting a new venture, to praise or complain about something, to share information, to spread news about a good cause.  So I thought it would be fun to hear from the celebs themselves about how they use Twitter, to find out what works – and what doesn’t.

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