Have you ever heard of Thunderclap, Gentle Readers? It’s similar to crowdfunding, but rather than raising money for a Thing, it raises visibility. It’s crowdspeaking, and it works by linking hundreds or thousands of individual social media networks to broadcast a simple message at a specified date and time. The end result is more visibility for a cause, a gathering, a business opportunity . . . or even the launch of a new book.
And that’s why I’ve set up a Thunderclap campaign for A Gathering of Ravens. If I can gain the social media support of at least 100 people by 11:59 AM CST on 20 June 2017, then at noon the app will post a simple message across this newly-forged web of social media connections: “Beowulf meets The Lord of the Rings in this epic novel of vengeance, faith, and the power of myth! Now available!” And a link to either Amazon or Goodreads (probably Amazon). That’s it. Imagine a social media flash mob coming together to suggest a book, then everyone going their own way after a minute.
Here’s where I make my plea: I need YOU, Gentle Readers! Follow the link below and click all the social media links that are applicable to you — Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr. Allow the app to connect you to me, and at noon on the 20th, it will broadcast the message to your friends, followers, and tweet-mates. That’s it. Well, maybe share the link on your social media beforehand, but that’s entirely up to you.
Here’s the link. Join in, and add your voice to mine! Let’s bring the thunder as we announce A Gathering of Ravens to the world (again)!