Hey, y’all! Here’s a heads up about something new we’re going to be doing. Probably roughly monthly, as our schedule permits.
Since we have so many cool author friends, we thought it would be fun to lure them onto a video livestream with us and ask them goofy questions, and let you also ask them goofy questions. It’s like a virtual group hang, and it’s going to be incredibly fun!
If you can’t tune in live but would like us to ask your question (the video will be available afterwards!) please leave a comment or send your question to kit @ kitrocha.com
Friday, August 30th
9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific
The chat will be hosted on our twitch account, where we also occasionally host livestreams of us being goofballs while playing video games. We’re new to streaming on twitch, but it’s a fabulously flexible streaming platform with amazing tools for cool events!
If you already belong to twitch, you can follow us now & get a reminder about this chat.
Unfamiliar with twitch? Donna has put together this nifty FAQ!
What is Twitch?
Twitch is a live streaming platform where content creators—you guessed it—live stream content to viewers. There’s a chat feature where viewers can interact in real time, both with the streamer and with one another.
Isn’t Twitch for video games?
Sure. A large number of folks who stream on Twitch do so while playing video games—us included. But there’s also a lot of other content out there, like cooking streams, mindfulness discussions, chats about life, and more. One of our goals is to increase the presence of book discussion on Twitch, particularly for romance novels.
So where do I find these non-gaming streams?
A personal favorite recommendation of mine is Uncle Brontosaurus. He’s a gamer who also does cooking streams, usually with his other half, Aun-T-Rex. He’s also one of the nicest guys on the internet. Hanging out in his super-chill chat is actually very relaxing—when’s the last time that happened in a comment section?!
Okay, you convinced me. Do I need an account?
Not at all! You can watch live streams or videos of previous broadcasts without logging in or even having an account. However, if you want to keep track of certain creators’ channels—called “following” in Twitch parlance—and be notified of when they go live with new streams, then yes, you will need an account.
The good news? You may have a premium Twitch Prime account just waiting for you.
Wait, what is Twitch Prime?
It’s a subscription service that offers certain perks, like ad-free viewing and the ability to support your favorite streamers. And if you have Amazon Prime, you already have Twitch Prime, as well. This article provides a pretty good rundown of the details, as well as how to take advantage of your Twitch Prime benefits as an Amazon Prime subscriber.
We hope to see you on the 30th!