Consortium Launches Twitter Chat for Indie Publishers

By Maryann Yin 

Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, a distributor of books from independent publishers, has launched an Indieview chat on Twitter.  Visit the #indieview hashtag to read today’s chat.

Independent publishers are invited to discuss and debate issues related to independent publishing. The chats occur on a weekly basis on Wednesdays starting at 9:30 a.m. CT. Today’s chat focused on the topic book discovery. Questions included: “Can Twitter specifically help with discoverability? If so, how?” and “Do you think it’s harder for indie publishers compared to the Big 6 to have their books discovered in store or online?”

Here’s more about the chat: “The first #indieview chat launched Wednesday, October 19th with a discussion on ‘curation’ and how focusing on specialized or niche areas can be an advantage (and sometimes a curse!) for independent publishers. Last week’s chat was about the ‘risks small publishers are able to take,’ sparked in part by the Man Booker award committee organizer noting that big publishers had missed out on winning the award this year, because they are  ‘no longer taking risks’ on authors and only publishing  ‘the tried and trusted.'”