Bonus Material: Convincing Oprah to Tweet about Books

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka

Twitter logoLONDON: U.S. television diva Oprah has been Twittering, but only infrequently and most often about her workout routine, guests, movies she likes, and Broadway. Oh, but when, oh when will she Tweet about books?

British television and radio present Jonathan Ross isn’t quite as popular as Oprah, but almost. What’s more – he’s Twittering about books. And it’s having an impact. His first missive suggesting Jon Ronson’s fabulous 2006 book about occult US military practices, The Men Who Stare at Goats, saw it shoot up the sales rankings at online bookseller Amazon.co.uk. Recent Tweets have recommended Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain and Shalom Auslander’s Foreskin’s Lament.

Imagine what would happen to sales of, say, Emily Chenoweth’s fabulous Hello Goodbye if Oprah Tweeted about it? She’d make one very deserving debut author veeeeery happy.

So, it’s time to start an official campaign to get Oprah to tweet about books.

Are you with me?

EMAIL: Oprah. I have.

CHECK OUT: Ross’ online book club

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

A widely published critic and essayist, Edward Nawotka serves as a speaker, educator and consultant for institutions and businesses involved in the global publishing and content industries. He was also editor-in-chief of Publishing Perspectives since the launch of the publication in 2009 until January 2016.