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ARTICLE_TEXT <p>Social media can be a great place for authors to communicate to their fans and reach new readers. Although many authors use social media accounts just to market their books, often hiring someone else to post for them, these authors take to Twitter and Instagram to provide entertainment and insight that goes far beyond the usual self-promotion.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://s1.evcdn.com/images/block/I0-001/001/293/312-6.jpeg_/neil-gaiman-12.jpeg" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /></p> <p>&nbsp;<a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sa%3A%28gaiman%2C%20neil%29__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt"><b>Neil Gaiman</b></a></p> <p>Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/neilhimself">@neilhimself</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/neilhimself">@neilhimself</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/378800000558028846/a6c08ffba41e78a0c351957d99df223c_reasonably_small.jpeg" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /></p> <p><b>&nbsp;</b><a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sa%3A%28blume%2C%20judy%29__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt"><b>Judy Blume</b></a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/judyblume">@judyblume</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://www.judyblume.com/blog.php">Judy's Blog</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Books/Pix/authors/2002/12/16/king1.jpg" alt=" " title=" " vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sa%3A%28king%2C%20stephen%29__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt"><b>Stephen King</b></a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenKing">@stephenking</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/stephenking">@stephenking</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/blogs/userfiles/research/images/resized/7955-laurie-halse-anderson_113x125.jpg" alt=" " title=" " width="113" height="125" vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sa%3A%28Anderson%2C%20Laurie%20Halse.%29__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt"><b>Laurie Halse Anderson</b></a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/halseanderson">@halseanderson</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/halseanderson">@halseanderson</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/blogs/userfiles/research/images/resized/warren-ellis_125x125.jpg" alt=" " title=" " width="124" height="124" vspace="1" hspace="4" align="left" /></p> <p><a href="http://catalog.coolcat.org/iii/encore/search/C__Sa%3A%28Ellis%2C%20Warren.%29__Orightresult__U?lang=eng&amp;suite=cobalt"><b>Warren Ellis</b></a></p> <p>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/warrenellis">@warrenellis</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="http://instagram.com/warrenellis">@warrenellis</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img 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Books & Authors

Follow That Author!

Social media can be a great place for authors to communicate to their fans and reach new readers. Although many authors use social media accounts just to market their books, often hiring someone else to post for them, these authors take to Twitter and Instagram to provide entertainment and insight that goes far beyond the usual self-promotion. 

 Neil Gaiman

Twitter: @neilhimself

Instagram: @neilhimself

 

 

 

 Judy Blume

Twitter: @judyblume

Blog: Judy's Blog

 

 

 

Stephen King

Twitter: @stephenking

Instagram: @stephenking

 

 

 

Laurie Halse Anderson

Twitter: @halseanderson

Instagram: @halseanderson

 

 

 

Warren Ellis

Twitter: @warrenellis

Instagram: @warrenellis

 

 

 

Erin Morgenstern

Twitter: @erinmorgenstern

Instagram: @erinmorgenstern

 

 

 

 

 

 John Green

Twitter: @realjohngreen

Instagram: @johngreenwritesbooks

 

 

 

Jasper Fforde

Twitter: @jasperfforde

Instagram: @jasperfforde

 

 

 

 

Amy Tan

Twitter: @amytan

Instagram: @amytanwriter

 

 


 Meg Cabot

Twitter: @megcabot

Instagram: @officialmegcabot

 

 

 

Paulo Coelho

Twitter: @paulocoelho

Instagram: @paulocoelho_official

 

 

 

 Sarah Dessen

Twitter: @sarahdessen

Instagram: @sarahdessen

 

 

 

Bret Easton Ellis

Twitter: @breteastonellis

Instagram: @bretellis

 

 

 

 Rick Riordan

Twitter: @camphalfblood

Instagram: @rickriordan

 

 

 

 


Veronica Roth

Twitter: @veronicaroth

Instagram: @vrothbooks

 

 

 

 


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