NEWS FLASH: Even though it looks like Justin Beiber downloaded Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger on Twitter today, while it was a free YA book, it is highly unlikely. However, for the sake of putting a stop to the rumor, here is an actual, not Photoshop doctored screenshot of the Twitter activity surrounding Mary Baker and The Eye of the Tiger on April 14, 2013:
For those of you who can’t read small type, from reading Mary Baker well into the wee hours of the morning, here is the regular-sized transcript version of the beiber twitter:
- D.M. Cherubim @DMCherubim 52m#YA #books New YA books blog launched today, and a #FREE YA fantasy book Today to celebrate! YA Fantasy Books Blog: http://yafantasybooks.tumblr.com
- D.M. Cherubim @DMCherubim 14h#YA #Books Abusive home to spiritual heroine.The sometimes funny tale of Mary Baker. Laugh. Cry. Dream. #free today http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Baker-Eye-Tiger-ebook/dp/B00BR4LZAC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1363913872&sr=1-1&keywords=mary+baker+and+the+eye+of+the+tiger … …
Me, I don’t even know if that’s a valid Beiber tweet or a Belieber wannabe or a publicity person paid by Beiber. But I do know this: it’s at the very least a coincidence that Justin Beiber, a YA icon, landed his tweet about getting free ebooks on Sunday, right between my two tweets about the book. Those two tweets showed up if you search “free YA books.” Coincidence? Or what?