The Power of Social Media

I’m a Twitterhead and Facebook nerd.  I used to use the excuse that I only do if to promote my books, but the truth is, I talk about my books very infrequently on both sites.  I actually like the Social Media experience.  It’s fun, and I know that makes me uncool, but I promise you there has never been a moment in my life where I was cool, so nothing has changed for me.  To see what I mean by the power of social media, watch this video by Erik Qualman (despite the subject matter, it is exceedingly cool):

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Tila Tequila Signs Book Deal With Scribner? Are You Kidding Me?

TilaAt first I thought Scribner had signed a deal with Tila Tequila to have her actually read a book, but no, they have signed a deal to publish a book she wrote or allegedly wrote titled Hooking Up with Tila Tequila. In case you don’t know who Tila Tequila is, here’s a short video of her from youtube. In it, you’ll actually hear her say, “I have to get my nails did.”

If you haven’t gouged out your own eyes by now, you can read the article about this deal here: Publishers Weekly – Scribner Signs Internet Celeb Tila Tequila

My favorite quote from the article:“Hooking Up with Tila Tequila is the book her fans have been waiting for” Really? Her fans have been waiting for a book? Really?

And yes! I am bitter!

Note: All will be forgiven if Scribner offers me a contract. I can be bought.