Danny Kemp.

I am on twitter, now that must come as a huge surprise to you. I consider it to be the best place for promoting and marketing my novel. On face book, I have the potential of reaching maybe Forty to Fifty thousand people with all the groups that I’m in, but on twitter there is a massive market of millions. Four of my 8,170 odd followers have over 200,000 followers themselves so if, and unfortunately they don’t, they were to retweet me regularly, there is almost a million possible readers alone! I retreat about One to Two hundred fellow ‘marketeers’ on twitter and, in turn, most of them retweet my work. It’s how the system works, and how word is spread.

I never initiate a ‘follow,’ merely responding with a follow-back as is the normal custom and etiquette on that social networking site.

Yesterday my work was retweeted by a stranger, not unusual but what followed was. I returned that kind gesture and the one of following back her, (the name is Dee, so I imagine a woman) opening gambit as it were. Today I received three messages from ‘Dee’ all amounting to the same complaint……”You are tidal waving my twitter Daniel, please stop.” ‘Tidal,’ being her word but quite explanatory I think. I was, in her opinion, tweeting and retweeting too much.

This all took place whilst I was at work, and one tweet, relating to my own work, was going out automatically every half an hour! I possibly retweeted about fifty or sixty others, during this time. I messaged her back to say what an honour it was to meet the owner of twitter, and sorry I was using her services so exuberantly, but I thought that I was being conservative in said usage. As I say two more berating ‘messages’ followed.

I almost forgot to add something rather relevant to all of this, I was her second follower. She now has only one!

About Daniel Kemp

Daniel Kemp’s introduction to the world of espionage and mystery happened at an early age when his father was employed by the War Office in Whitehall, London, at the end of WWII. However, it wasn’t until after his father died that he showed any interest in anything other than himself! On leaving academia he took on many roles in his working life: a London police officer, mini-cab business owner, pub tenant and licensed London taxi driver, but never did he plan to become a writer. Nevertheless, after a road traffic accident left him suffering from PTSD and effectively—out of paid work for four years, he wrote and self-published his first novel —The Desolate Garden. Within three months of publication, that book was under a paid option to become a $30 million film. The option lasted for five years until distribution became an insurmountable problem for the production company. All seven of his novels are now published by Creativia with the seventh—The Widow’s Son, completing a three book series alongside: What Happened In Vienna, Jack? and Once I Was A Soldier. Under the Creativia publishing banner, The Desolate Garden went on to become a bestselling novel in World and Russian Literature in 2017. The following year, in May 2018, his book What Happened In Vienna, Jack? was a number one bestseller on four separate Amazon sites: America, UK, Canada, and Australia.  Although it's true to say that he mainly concentrates on what he knows most about; murders laced by the mystery involving spies, his diverse experience of life shows in the short stories he writes, namely: Why? A Complicated Love, and the intriguing story titled The Story That Had No Beginning. He is the recipient of rave reviews from a prestigious Manhattan publication and described as—the new Graham Green—by a highly placed employee of Waterstones Books, for whom he did a countrywide tour of book signing events. He has also appeared on 'live' television in the UK publicising that first novel of his. He continues to write novels, poetry and the occasional quote; this one is taken from the beginning of Once I Was A Soldier There is no morality to be found in evil. But to recognise that which is truly evil one must forget the rules of morality.
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2 Responses to Danny Kemp.

  1. Onisha Ellis says:

    Great story! Just have to laugh at this kind of situation. Feel freel to tweet and “tidalwave” my timeline.

  2. She is obviously new to Twitter and marketing. I wonder if she contacts and complains to McDonald’s (and several other major companies), when their ads appear more than once during a 30 minute SitCom (a nightly occurrence during prime-time).
    She better get used to it fast, or go back to spending her time on Facebook, as it IS the way of Twitter-land.

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