“Suddenly, it seems as though all the world's a-twitter.” - Newsweek
I read about another interesting marketing technique on thebookseller.com. Author R.N. Morris has begun the “Twitterisation” of his novel, A Gentle Axe. It’s an experiment where the author will be posting his crime novel in doses of 140 characters or less on Twitter “a few times a day.” His followers can receive the updates online or on their mobile phone. Read the entire article here.
He hopes to keep old fans happy and pick up new fans while waiting for the release of his next book, A Razor Wrapped in Silk, due out March 2010. The idea may work. The article was published on March 17 and stated he had around 200 followers. When I checked, the number was up to 378.
Intrigued, I am now following him on Twitter. I have some catching up to do as he’s been at this since mid-March. It’ll be an experiment for me to see if I can read a book in such small doses. I think I may be too impatient.
What do you think of this idea? Would you be willing to read a novel in this unique manner?
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