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    Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Lit Hub social media but were afraid to ask

    Jessie Gaynor

    April 30, 2019, 9:00am

    It is we, Lit Hub’s social media editor! Actually, I’m going to use the first person singular here. On this, the inaugural day of Lit Hub’s thoroughly modern web log, I wanted to share with you my answers to some of the most frequently demanded questions I get on social media. As ever, the most important thing to remember—and I can’t stress this enough—is DO NOT @ ME.

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    Q: Are the totes for sale?
    A: The totes are not for sale.

    Q: If the totes are not for sale, why do you keep posting pictures of them on your Instagram page? For bragging? Specifically to torment me?
    A: Content is hard! Joan is photogenic! Tote bags are good for putting cute things like babies and puppies in!

    Q: Did you know there was a typo in one of your pieces?
    A: Likely not! Thank you for pointing it out respectfully, in deference to the fact that everyone who works in this office is a human being, except the dog, who is more of a consultant!

    A: ;(

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    Q: Do you think you’re funny or something?
    A: Not anymore!

    Q: I noticed that your list of books didn’t include this book that I liked, and now I’m upset. Are you sorry?
    A: Yes, but not about that.

    Q: The title of one of the articles you posted on Facebook made me angry but I don’t want to click the link. Can I express my displeasure here, on your Facebook page, instead?
    A: Absolutely. That is your inalienable right, one that the Winklevoss twins fought and died for.

    Q: Rebecca Solnit?! What is this, Lib Hub?
    A: Get out of here, Dad!

    Q: Do you love us?
    A: Honestly, more than a thousand gifs of Maya Rudolph blowing kisses can express.

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