The craze for sosial media is everywhere and here in Indonesia it is not an exception. Recently I was interviewed by Tempo magazine for that matter. Well, there are other writers who were getting interviewed. Not just from my publisher partner, Elex Media Komputindo, but also Mediakita. I guessed we now know who are responsible for publishing so many of these social media books. Read the full post, Musim Pasang Buku Media Sosial.
For social media books in Indonesia, blog is the past, facebook is the present, and perhaps twitter is the future? Just my predictions. Eventhough there are many writers want a piece of this hype (and perhaps more if they can), I don’t think being the first to published book with the next boom topic is always good.
You might get in too early, that means your book is just sitting on the shelf. You’re lucky if you are only a month early. If it’s too early you’ll lose because social media is changing very rapidly (especially now and it’s going faster) and your book end up out of date. It will be an advantage if you write about the major social media because you end up with bigger market as well.
Given so, I’d like to think that as a writer we shouldn’t just chase the next boom topic, but really put our mind and heart while writing it. Write it because it will be usefull for the readers. I like writting on internet related subjects because I like the internet, really using it, and there are people who also can take benefit like I did. So, I share my own experiences and references from my own research into my books.