Social Media and Contact Information
(Updated May 22nd, 2012.)
Hi everyone! I’ve recently seen an increase (yay!) in emails and contacts via my social networking accounts. I am flattered by the attention, ecstatic to meet all of you, and so happy to see such excitement for my work!
So, I figured now might be a good time to put out a few caveats concerning my use of email and social networking sites. These are by no means policies set in stone, but perhaps someone can make use of the following information.
ARC seekers – Physical ARCs of my books are no longer available. Please watch this post for information on e-galleys of Dearly, Beloved.
Contacting Lia Habel Directly
1. Using the contact form on this site is the fastest way to get in touch with me. It goes directly to me, and stands a better chance of receiving a quick reply.
2. I am dedicated to sending a personal response to anyone who emails me simply to say hello, or to tell me about their experience with the book. This is very important to me. If you don’t receive a reply in a reasonable amount of time, please feel free to write me again and tell me so!
3. If you have asked me for something specific and I have not answered, again – kindly try once more! Sometimes I am a little flighty, and I can forget things. (E.g. swag for an event, a guest blog post.) It’s a fault I will never stop apologizing for, and reminders help.
4. If you are interested in securing unsold rights for my work, please contact my literary agent, Chris Lotts.
Contacting Lia Habel Via Social Networking Accounts
1. When I receive requests (for ARCs, especially) through sources like Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, they are usually not addressed as quickly as emailed requests. Therefore, contacting me directly is the best way to skip to the head of the line.
2. I do not auto-follow. I’m extremely introverted, and it’s very easy for me to become overwhelmed online, so I have to limit the amount of information I take in. I know that you’re all wonderful, amazing people – I’m just very shy and slow. So please don’t take it personally!
3. When it comes to Facebook, the fan page is where you want to be. That’s where the Dearly-related talk takes place and announcements are made. I don’t announce everything that happens to me on my personal page – because it feels like bragging, weirdly enough.
4. The biggie: Because of my “I don’t friend you unless I can figure out who you are” policy regarding my personal Facebook page, I feel like I’m ignoring some friend requests that I really ought to allow through. If your information is locked down, and I’m not immediately certain who you are, I’ll probably end up denying the request. If you’re a blogger, author, librarian, teacher, artist, professional geek, anyone local, a steampunk/anachronist, or someone with whom I’ve had an exchange via email or at a con, I definitely want you as a friend – but I have the memory of a drunk bat, and I need reminders. I’d be really grateful if you could help me out!
That’s all I can think of for now. Never be afraid to send in questions, if you have them!