I am delighted to host good friend and fellow author, Lizzie Chantree on the blog today. Her absolute treasure trove of a resource, ‘Networking for Writers’ publishes on the 29th October, and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the ARC back in the summer.
It really is a Bible for all authors, no matter how well-established they may be; full of hints and tips, and thinking-outside-of-the-box ways to drive sales, visibility, and marketing.
Here’s the blurb:
Are you swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new sales? Learn simple and effective networking techniques, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers, today!
Whether you are a new or experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, this book will show you how to grow your readership and author network, through some of the most powerful of all marketing tools – word of mouth and recommendation.
This book will show you:
How networking can help you sell more books.
Why author branding is important.
How networking hours work.
Specific Facebook groups for writers.
How to utilise social media to grow your readership.
How not to waste valuable writing time.
How to make our marketing more effective.
Throughout Networking for Writers, we will explore running or attending book signings, hosting seminars, finding a writing buddy or mentor, author networking groups, social media planning and so much more.
And here’s an extract:
I have always been fascinated with information and learning new things. Over the years, I’ve met lots of people who I now see as part of my ‘network,’ my group of interconnected friends and acquaintances. They have helped me to evolve into the bestselling author I am today.
I have had a very varied career path, and I believe that a lot of my success is due to the contacts I have made at every stage of my working life. These connections are fluid and change all the time. The links can reach across decades and the process ebbs and flows both ways. This book has been written in uncertain times, during the global pandemic, but even now, when people are isolated and unsure, they have found new ways to connect, to reach out and communicate and to inspire each other with innovation and kindness.
I have written this book to help writers find their own network and learn how to communicate well with their readers and social media followers. I hope it will offer support to new writers, but also assist established creatives and writers, directing them towards new methods of establishing their writing brand and expanding their social media sites beyond recognition.
Lizzie is so well-connected, and that really is a result of her practicing what she preaches. This stuff works! Anybody who follows her on Twitter or Facebook knows how much time she puts into the hugely successful hashtag social event #CreativeBizHour (every Monday evening), and how committed she is to her Facebook group, Lizzie’s Book Group. You can find links to take you to both below in Lizzie’s author bio. Now all that remains is for me to implore you to BUY THIS AMAZING BOOK!
International bestselling author and award-winning inventor, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now works as a business mentor and runs a popular networking hour on social media, where creatives can support to each other. She writes books full of friendship and laughter, that are about women with unusual and adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realise. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at http://www.lizziechantree.com or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantreehttps://twitter.com/Lizzie_Chantree.
Book links: Lizzie Chantree.
Universal book buy link: Networking for writers: viewbook.at/NetworkingForWriters
Universal book buy link: If you love me, I’m yours: viewbook.at/IfYouLoveMe-ImYours
Universal book buy link: Ninja School Mum: viewBook.at/NinjaSchoolMum
Universal book buy link: Babe Driven: viewbook.at/BabeDriven
Universal book buy link: Love’s Child: viewBook.at/Amazon-LovesChild
Universal book buy link: Finding Gina: viewbook.at/FindingGina
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