As many of you may know, yesterday the Twittersphere exploded with a new hashtag #DearPublisher that was brought to us by @JennIRL and @HarperPerennial. It all started innocently with @HarperPerennial suggesting that the hashtag be started so that publishers could hear what readers, writers, bloggers and other publishers have to say. I am not sure that anyone realized that is was going to take over and ruin everyone’s productivity.
Here are a few examples of what people had to say:
- @BethFishReads: #dearpublisher tell me about what *you* are reading, what *you’re* excited about, not just what you think will sell well.
- @NovelNovice: #DearPublisher We love you. Really, we do. But can you make it easier for book bloggers to reach your publicity teams?
- @iwilltweet: #dearpublisher If you have a Twitter presence it would be great if you could use it for dialogue rather than just declaration.
- @TariaReed #DearPublisher You should really rethink how you design your covers. They are all starting to look alike.
@LitHousewife #dearpublisher How is it determined whether an older book is reprinted? Have several oop novels on my TBR that I fear I’ll never find.
- @annaleighclark: #dearpublisher Why so few books in translations? Why so few translated books by authors who aren’t dead? Where are the global voices?