Hello and Welcome back book lovers.
Social media lets you connect with everybody and anybody on the go..and everybody who is anybody is present on these platforms tweeting, facebooking, regraming, texting ,tubing and hanging out. And we all love it when somebody you idolize and like tweets you back..
So we know all the celebrities, ministers, journalists, news anchors, cricketers who are all present on all digital platforms and our Indian authors are not behind on the social media wagon..
Here is a looks at our popular literati on social media:
- Young India Mascot: Chetan Bhagat
Love him or hate him..you just cannot ignore him! With a Facebook following of more than 55 lakhs and 6 successful books in his kitty, he is out to show a different India.. From films to politics he has an opinion on everything and for him any publicity is good publicity. He is the no 1 most followed author in the country.
2. The Gifted One: Ashwin Sanghi
This is one author with a vast love and source of knowledge, with more than 1lakhs twitter followers he keeps us entertained with witty quotes, news updates and historic facts. Completely down to earth with a warm heart and smile He stands no 2 on our list.
3. The Boy Next Door : Durjoy Datta
With his cute Srk dimples and boyish charm.. he going to melt your hearts .. His Fb and Instagram are all filled with pictures of his dimples and selfies with fans.. and girls cant get enough of him.. Fans drool on his fb status updates, stalk him on twitter and send him poems,gifts, love messages and much more. Fans have proclaimed him as a total hottie as his gan following is predominantly raving teenage girls..He is no 3 on our list with around 4 lakhs fan base and half a lakh followers on twitter
4. The King of Romance: Ravinder Singh
We did not mean Srk of Course..but he is currently the biggest romance writer in the country..His total desi flavour of writing has wooed fans all over the country.. his fans have cried over all his books. He his always regularly tweeting and facebooking on relationships and what are the best things that make a relationship. This Romantic star loves being in touch with his fans and is listening to what young India feels on love. He is our No 4 most popular author
5. God’s Own Child: Amish
Har Har Mahadev!! Bestowed as this decade’s Literary Popstar.. this author with 3 blockbuster books is a marketing wiz. Close to a lakh follower on fb and 50k follows on twitter he has grown instantly in the writers circuit.. Be it is advance paychecks or his movie deals.. this author make news style. He only tweets but there is a huge fan following for his writing style .. he stand no 5 on our list
Other Popular authors on social media include:
- Ravi Subramanian
- Devdutt Pattanaik
- Rashmi Bansal
- Amitav Ghosh
- Preeti Shenoy
We do have a whole lot more names on the list obviously but we couldn’t fit everybody…Sorry 😉
Hope you enjoyed the post…do drop in your comments
PS : The list was combined based on their fan following on Facebook, twitter & the popularity rankings. And it is unbiased. Plus we excluded notable journalists, celebrities, critics, politicians who have also written books.
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