Stephen King Joins Twitter, Gets 30,000 Followers In 90 Minutes

You can now follow the most famous horror author on Twitter – Stephen King has signed up, and he’s already starting to get comfortable.

You can follow King at @StephenKing.

His website claims that he originally wanted the handle @StephenKingAuthor, but that it was too long for the network’s 15 character limit.

Also from his website, his team notes that he might not be tweeting as much as fans would like, since he’ll still be focusing the majority of his writing efforts on penning his next masterpiece.

Still, it seems Mr. King has already taken an interest in Twitter, just three days after signing up. He’s been tweeting pretty regularly, despite some brain freeze on day one (“On Twitter at last, and can’t think of a thing to say. Some writer I turned out to be.”).

He’s also replying to a fair number of users – telling @MargaretAtwood he’s been “stricken dumb” by all the eyes on Twitter, and offering up his opinion on books to his fans.

And he’s comfortable following people, too. He’s got a few of his fellow authors on there, like Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood, and plenty of literature-related accounts. He also follows the Sons of Anarchy account and some of its stars.

According to the Telegraph, King’s account grew by a whopping 30,000 followers in just the first hour and a half after its creation.

(Stephen King image via Shutterstock)

Publish date: December 9, 2013 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT