How to Be a Literary Voyeur

Fancy yourself a literary voyeur? Are you on Twitter? Then join the conversation by adding to our growing tally of global reader sightings!

It’s easy. Note your sighting using the hashtag #seenreading.

Seen Reading tweet - Vinyl Cafe

Examples:

Vancouver. SFU. Woman, mid 20s, wearing blue hoodie. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. #seenreading (114 characters)

Want to up the ante? Why not include the author’s Twitter handle?

Vancouver. SFU. Woman, mid 20s, wearing blue hoodie. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. (@chimpsoffauna) #seenreading (131 characters)

Want to really get some traction for your sighting? Include the publisher’s Twitter handle! But, wait! You’ll go over 140 characters. What will you sacrifice? I’d suggest . . .

Vancouver. SFU. Woman, mid 20s, wearing blue hoodie. The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary by Andrew Westoll. (@chimpsoffauna, @harpercollinsca) #seenreading (129 characters)

That elevates your original tweet from conversation-adder to conversation-starter with both the author and the publisher, who, I guarantee, will be tickled to know someone was seen reading their book in the wild. It’s worth the extra effort!

Note: Your sighting will be retweeted, so keep in mind the length of your own Twitter handle when crafting your tweet.

Check out the Seen Reading Reading Guide for more information.

Any questions? Leave your comments on this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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