One of the great things about using Twitter is meeting so many great people who share the same interests as me. Books, history and beer make for great discussions on Twitter! Anything book wise does seem to lend itself to Twitter, whether its talking about new books, authors or reviewers. From the largest publishing houses to the smallest indie booksellers, everyone is making use of Twitter and as a consequence, my TBR pile has never looked so large! One group of people who have used Twitter to their advantage is the unsigned, unpublished or self published writers.
I have been lucky enough to meet quite a few on Twitter and even though they are trying to ‘flog’ their books, they are all very nice people and amazing writers. I have recently read S..J.A Turney, Gordon Doherty, Martin Lake and I have really enjoyed their books and would heartily recommend them to anyone. One writer who I have recently discovered, is Harvey Black. Harvey’s books are based during WWII and follow the adventures of Paul and Max, paratroopers of the famous Fallschirmjager regiment. I have reviewed both books, Devils with Wings and Silk Drop and again would recommend them to you.
Most of these writers are self published so publicity is key to their sales. If you like a book or an author and they are self published, then give them a hand when you can, write a review for Amazon, tweet about the books and generally make a noise so hopefully a publishing house will sit up and take notice. Twitter has opened up a whole new world for me. I get to discuss books, writing, publishing and history with people whom I admire and like but beware….It is very addictive! Less real life work will be achieved!
Harvey Black is re-launching on the 10th March so have a click through the Links to get more information about Harvey and his great series of books. You can follow Harvey on Twitter @Black_Author.