LitChat’s Taking a Fall Holiday Break

LitChat’s Taking a Fall Holiday Break

We are so grateful for the many wonderful #LitChat sessions we’ve had this year, that we’re taking a break this week. We’ll be back with #LitChat MediaMonday on December 1 and then on December 3, Diane Chamberlain will join us to discuss her 22nd novel—yes, you saw that right, her 22nd novel—The Silent Sister. Read more here.

We Support Net Neutrality

We Support Net Neutrality

We’re all about equality of the interwebs and today we’re participating in Internet Slowdown Day. This doesn’t mean that the internet will be slow today, nor does it slow down the LitChat site. We’ve aligned with thousands of websites who are concerned about big cable’s throttle-hold on governmental internet policy. What it amounts to is this:

The FCC has proposed new rules which will grant them the possibility of paid prioritization on internet traffic. Should this legislation pass, ISPs (Time-Warner, Comcast, etc.) will be able to charge content providers for the speed…

Twitter 100 for Authors

Twitter 100 for Authors

By Carolyn Burns Bass

There’s no denying how social media, Twitter particularly, has changed how authors promote themselves in the media. It’s made promotion easier with its instantaneous activity, while at the same time has cluttered the author’s already packed triptik with even more promotional avenues to pursue.

Twitter, however, is a quick and easy way for authors to connect with readers. In as little as five minutes, an author can review a Twitter feed, respond to followers, curate content on his/her page, and send information… More here.

MediaMonday: Who’s For Happily Ever After?

In the February issue of Harper’s Magazine, assistant editor Jesse Barron, shocked many hard-boiled readers when he opened and layered an essay about attending a romance writer’s convention in Las Vegas with a tasteless and inappropriate replay of last summer’s tragic double murder and kidnapping in California by James Lee DiMaggio. Read more here.

Read the chatscript from this #litchat discussion here.

Join Us in Celebrating Five Years of #LitChat

Join Us in Celebrating Five Years of #LitChat

As a writer, I looked for a chat that discussed reading and writing, but found none. After a few days of thought, I came up with a name, opened an account, and created a plan. #LitChat was born on January 29, 2009…. In the first year, #LitChat grew beyond expectations, creating a community of more than 5,000 people who read widely, who support literacy, and enjoy talking about books, writing and getting books into the hands of readers. We now boast nearly 17,000 followers from all over the globe.