Unless you have been living on another planet, I'm sure you have heard of Twitter. Twitter can be described as the status line on Facebook without Facebook. While Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with friends and learn what your favorite celebrity is up to, it is also a great resource to learn the latest goings on in the world of publishing.
Several publishers have Twitter accounts. Among them:
Random House Canada
Simon Says Canada
They twit on new books, contests, author tour news, and up and coming events. Several also offer free books to the first few twitters. I'm going to be receiving a free book from Picador shortly and they tweeted about another giveaway today. For those of us who love them, nothing is better than getting free books.
You can search for your favorite publishers on Twitter...once the search is working again.
A slight update on this, SterlingBooks re-tweeted about this site today. Hundreds of book people! It's on the First Issue Blog.