Given the way digital marketing tools continue to expand while print book reviews continue to shrink, we have a few questions about the ways that major book reviewers are selecting titles for review:
- How much has social media and other technology changed the way book reviewers discover new titles?
- Has direct feedback from readers on the Web affected how books are chosen or how they are covered?
- Do book publicists, trade shows and pre-pub trade reviews have as much influence as in the past?
Those are some of the questions we’ll explore with Lev Grossman from Time magazine and Carolyn Kellogg from the Los Angeles Times, in our weekly #followreader discussion on Twitter, Friday, October 30, 4-5pm ET.
Lev Grossman is Time‘s book critic. He also writes about technology and blogs about geek culture for the magazine, and is the author of three novels: Warp (1997), Codex (2004), and The Magicians (2009).
To join the #followreader conversation on Friday, here’s what to do:
- Just before 4pm ET, log in to Twitter or whatever interface you use (e.g. Tweetchat, Tweetdeck, Twitterific, etc.)
- To follow the discussion, run a search for #followreader
- I’ll start by asking Lev Grossman (@leverus) and Carolyn Kellogg (@paperhaus) a few questions, before opening up the discussion to the group.
- To post to the discussion, type #followreader in each tweet
NOTE: You might want to experiment with TweetChat, which refreshes quickly and automatically loads your hashtag when you are in the discussion.
Looking forward to tweeting with you on Friday! Those who can’t make it, watch this space next week for a recap of the highlights.
And please feel free to suggest topics for upcoming #followreader chats below.