Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Power of Social Media

I saw in the news today that the newest book by genius writer John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, is #1 on Amazon AND Barnes and Noble right now (or at least it was when the article was written) ... and it is about nine months away from being released.

The article talks about how JG announced the title on Twitter, did a live show on Youtube, and promised to sign every copy of the first print run, and how everything escalated from there. People started pre-ordering and tweeting and sharing information on Tumblr.

(I was SO excited when I saw him announcing the title on Twitter. And he read the first chapter in the live show, which judging by that chapter alone, this will be my favorite of his books. It was amazing--I laughed out loud probably a dozen times, and I also got a tiny bit misty-eyed. All in the first chapter).

Seriously, social media can be a POWERFUL thing.

Anyway, hope you guys are having a good holiday weekend. My week (a whole week of family reunions, traveling, and all kinds of drama) has been enlightening, taxing, frustrating, and inspiring. Actually, I think I can distill it all down to a single adjective: exhausting. I have a fairly serious and personal blog post percolating in my brain that I hope to share Tuesday.

Have a lovely and safe 4th of July, everyone.


  1. Hope you have a pleasant - and peaceful - 4th!

  2. That's an amazing story! Wow! :)

    Happy 4th!

  3. Sarah and Jemi: Happy 4th to you guys!

  4. Interesting story--thanks for sharing Katie.

  5. Slamdunk: Thanks for reading!

  6. Yeah it's kind of crazy how quickly information can propagate through the internet now.

    Interesting news, interesting news.


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