You guys, social networking is the coolest!
As you all probs know, I only read YA fiction. Obviously. Like you do, when you're going on 21. Anyway, there's one author who writes really cute books that are mainly released in eBook format, so she's still kind of "indie". Anyway, at some point I started following her on Twitter and she followed me back, and we're basically Twitter besties now.
And now, she just sent me a free copy of her newest book, and I got a shout-out in the acknowledgements section! Teh internets are neat.