In the past week I’ve read two articles about how more often blogs and twitter are now driving interest in books and sales.
The first was a post from Alan Baxter, talking about comments he’d seen in a post by the agent Nathan Bransford.
The second came via a link via twitter. in a post from Follow the Reader, asking whether Twitter and Blogs really drive book sales.
It is hardly surprising really when you think about it. In the old days you often relied on word of mouth from family and friends about new books, music, movies etc and whether they were worth seeing or getting.
Now days your circle of friends tends to be much larger and more connected via blogs, forums and of course twitter. It is not surprising that more people are getting their recommendations from it.
It is certainly something worth thinking about – and something I am slowly trying to build on, to garner interest in my works via these media and hopefully, at some stage, build up some type of critical mass.