BiblioCrunch to Host Twitter Chat for Indie AuthorsBy Mercy Pilkington
BiblioCrunch, the closely vetted clearinghouse of service professionals who offer support to authors, will be hosting a Twitter chat tonight at 9:00pm Eastern with Maria Cootauco of Wattpad. BiblioCrunch took over the #indiechat hashtag for weekly conversations in support of self-published authors.
Tonight’s online event will help authors understand what Wattpad can do for them in terms of book promotion. Calling itself “the best place to discover and share stories,” the nearly seven-year-old platform has been described as the YouTube of electronic writing, offering authors a place to share their content with the web. While some of the most popular genres currently found on Wattpad’s platform are romance, paranormal, and fan fiction, the site does host content in other areas as well.
BiblioCrunch CEO Miral Sattar will be tweeting from the account @BiblioCrunch and Cootauco will be found at @Maria_Wattpad. To join in the conversation, follow the tweets under the hashtag #indiechat, and remember to include that hashtag on your relevant tweets as well.
Mercy Pilkington is a young-adult author and a teacher in a correctional facility. She does not have a single textbook in her classroom. With the top-of-the-line technology at her disposal and the low reading ability of many of her students, there’s no need for standard paper texts. Instead she relies on e-readers, iPads, desktop PCs, Polycom video conferencing equipment for virtual field trips, live streaming for science demonstrations, and text-to-speech read-aloud software to teach English and science. Within the next ten years, public school classrooms across the country are going to look a lot more like Mercy’s classroom because the educational possibilities with these kinds of technologies are limitless. Have a question? Send an email to email@example.com
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