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!

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13 Comments

  1. The Bookish Brunette
    Jun 2, 2011

    Well… I didn’t know I could request an ARC from you! *taps head and ponders why the thought never occurred to me* Oh yes… we were talking about ‘nice’ zombies instead! :)

    I wonder if I can skip in line too?? I was ALWAYS a line cutter… I used to get *check marks* in grade school for it. *Bad me*

    xoxo

  2. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Jun 2, 2011

    Hee, if you email me your mailing address, I’ll include you in the next batch I send to the marketing team!

  3. Oh so glad the social networking is picking up new followers for you! :) I do hope it keeps skating along the same lines for you for a long time to come. :)

  4. Great the all the social networking is so successful. Love all the buzz about Dearly Departed!

  5. Alexandra
    Aug 14, 2011

    Oh, I’m so sad your publishers cannot mail books outside of the US and Canada :( . I would like to request an ARC from you, but I live in Europe… So sad. And I don’t even know if or when your book will be published in my country. Eh, anyway, I would love to read it :)

  6. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Aug 15, 2011

    If you contact me with your mailing information through the contact form, I’ll pass your info on to my British publishers – maybe they can do something! I’m being published in the UK, Germany, France…I’m not sure if I have any sway with them, but I will at least try!

  7. Alexandra
    Aug 15, 2011

    Seriously? This will be really nice! Thank you so much :)
    Maybe I’ll have some luck and your British publishers really can do something!

  8. Zipy
    Feb 13, 2012

    Hello, Lia!!
    I’m wonder if you have bookmarks to give…

  9. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Feb 13, 2012

    I’ll be doing a post about these soon!

  10. Zipy
    Feb 20, 2012

    OK Thanks!!

  11. Charlotte Jones
    Jun 9, 2012

    I finally got around to reading Dearly, Departed and it was amazing! It’s fantastic to see such strong women, and I fell totally in love with Bram (and Renfield!). I can’t wait for the sequel!

  12. Miss Habel
    Miss Habel
    Jun 12, 2012

    Yay, I love Renfield fans! Because secretly? I find Ren far more attractive than Bram. XD I hope you enjoy Beloved!

  13. Charlotte
    Jun 16, 2012

    Hooray! I think it’s the book loving thing.
    Me, too! I can’t wait. My friend got an ARC and I’m so jealous.

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