Saturday, 19 February 2011
A small tale of twitter
Yesterday, for complex domestic reasons, I found myself on a train to London with no book to read. Luckily I had a notebook, so didn't have to resort to running amok in the carriage for amusement, but I didn't want to face the journey home bookless. There wouldn't be much time as I was getting to King's Cross at 17:06 and had to be at the Coliseum at 17:30, but reckoned I could just about rush into Foyles at St Pancras and buy a book as long as I knew exactly what I was looking for and where to find it. I'd seen the trailer for Small Blue Thing linked from Nosy Crow's website and thought I'd read that, but couldn't remember who wrote it (sorry, Sue!). So I tweeted Kate at NosyCrow. I had these replies:
@annerooney Small Blue Thing written by S C Ransom (@scransom). Hope you find it.
@annerooney S. C. Ransom - We've got stock in all our shops apart from One New Change.
@annerooney Hi Anne, I hope @nosycrow got back to you in time! Small Blue Thing is my novel. I hope you managed to find it OK.
This is my original tweet:
@Nosycrow Who wrote small blue thing? want to buy in foyles but will have to dash in and out so need to know where to look
So twitter and websites/trailers sell books :-)