Twitter on publishing revisited: the supply chain and reading
Last summer (2011) I wrote a series of posts reviewing Twitter accounts that provided useful sources of information on:
- writing and authorship
- language and editing
- the book industry supply chain and readership
- the creative economy and IP.
Twitter doesn’t stand still for long. It is time to revisit and refresh those reviews.
I continue to find the Library Journal (@LibraryJournal) rewarding to follow. The account provides tweets not just about the journal’s own content, but also about the wider context of the library world.
Worldreader (@worldreaders) is a not-for-profit promoting literacy in Africa, particularly through the provision of Kindle’s pre-loaded with content. The account tweets not only provides updates of Worldreader’s won activities but also on the wider context of literacy in Africa.
Khaled Noubani (@kynoubani) is a librarian at the American University in Beirut. The account tweets on a wide range of issues concerning not only librarianship and information science, but also publishing, technology, and research communication. The account has the welcome quality of surprise – I always read the tweets with interest because I’m never quite sure what I’m going to find there. That is why, if I have a favorite in this category, @kynoubani just shades it.