He’s TWEETING! I’ll allow him to explain:
“Three years ago on the day of the launch of Timesplash, I did the world’s first 24-hour round-the-world non-stop Twitter tour. As I explained it at the time:
OK. This is going to sound crazy but here’s how it will work. From 7pm to 8pm New York time, I will be tweeting about the book to everybody in the GMT-5hrs timezone. This includes all of Eastern USA, about a quarter of Canada, plus Cuba, Peru, Ecuador and the Bahamas.
As 8pm strikes, I will move west by one timezone, to GMT-6 hours, where it will again be 7pm. I’ll be jumping backwards in time! This first jump puts me in another chunk of Canada and the USA, and includes most of Mexico along with El Salvador, Costa Rica and so on. I’ll be tweeting at those guys until 8pm too. Then I move west again.
Each hour I move on, going steadily westward over the next 24 hours until I’m in the GMT-4 hours timezone between 7pm and 8pm the next day (talking to Chile, Peru, parts of Brazil and a teensy bit of Canada, among others.) What this means is that, wherever you live in the world, at 7 – 8pm* … I’ll be tweeting at you …. For me, it will be 24hours of it being 7 – 8 pm!
Of course, some hours may be quieter than others. At GMT-1 and -2, I’ll be in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. GMT+7 will find me in the frozen wastes of central Russia. GMT+10 to +8 should be relatively lively though as I cross Australia (along with Japan, China and another chunk of Russia).
And now I’m about to do the same thing to mark the worldwide launch of True Path, the sequel to Timesplash, and a time travel thriller that deserves at least as much madness as its predecessor. And, besides, that jumping back in time thing is just so utterly appropriate.
I know it sounds crazy and I’m painfully aware that everyone I’ve tried to explain it to has either failed to understand it, or failed to see why anyone would want to do such a thing. And, of course, any tweets I make will be visible to the whole world at once, not confined to a single timezone. But I’m launching an ebook here. It will be available to everyone on the Internet who can access the major online bookshops. And that’s nearly everybody in the whole darned world! Sitting in the bookshop in the local mall signing bookmarks (or whatever) seems far too limited in scope for what is really happening. So I want to visit everywhere in the world, for just one hour, to say hello and to tell people about my book.
The tours starts at 7pm in GMT-5 on 1st July (which is 8am on 2nd July here in Brisbane!) I hope you’ll indulge me by being around at 7pm to 8pm your local time* to give me a wave as I pass through your town. I’ll be using the hashtag #truepath if you’d like to drop in at any time to see how I’m getting on.”
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