Today I am joining the blog tour for a book that I think writers everywhere will love, Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree. Many thanks to Lizzie for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of the tour.
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.
I don’t know about you, but I am terrible at selling myself. It doesn’t matter whether it is in my professional work life, blogging, writing, selling craft projects, I just lack the confidence and the know-how to really put myself out there. Then, I discovered this book, and it was like a dream come true for me. I have made so many notes on how to build various networks, and am in the middle of making a whole load of plans off the back of reading it.
Networking for Writers is a relatively small book, but that actually works in its favour because it means it isn’t too daunting for a relative novice like me. The information is delivered in bite size chunks that are easy to dip in and out of, and covers just about every form of networking, marketing and social media that a writer could wish for. In fact, I was surprised at just how much detailed information there was.
I have always found networking to be a terrifying prospect, but with the help of this book, for the first time ever I am excited to try and build my brand, not just in writing, but in my non-writing life too.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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 www.lizziechantree.com or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree https://twitter.com/Lizzie_Chantree .
Make sure you have a look at all the other blogs taking part in this tour for more about this handy little book.