Why authors need to use social media, and Clubhouse!

If you’ve followed me a while, you’ll know I’m pretty chatty on social media. Anyway, I’ve followed Lizzie Chantree for several years now having initially stumbled across her when she was doing the launch for “Ninja School Mum“. That book was literally EVERYWHERE I turned on social media! Of course I read it, so clearly the marketing campaign worked. Naturally, when I heard she was publishing “Networking for Writers” I was first in line.

My initial thought was that it’s a pretty slim volume at 98 pages, but each chapter is densely packed and hits you over the head with information. If you’re new to life as a published author, or unsure on social media and some other marketing opportunities, this is a helpful guide which you could use along with the essential BadRedHead Media 30 Day Book Marketing Challenge.

Chapters cover the various social media sites, and other tools that authors can use. I found it very interesting to see that she starts with Twitter. It’s words, so the fit for a writer is obvious. Personally, I’ve found a huge, positive, and supportive, writer community there, as well as many readers. I love Twitter, and agree with everything she suggests in the chapter. I’ve always resisted Pinterest, but having read her tips, you might see me popping up there too.

One issue with writing a book about social media platforms, is new ones keep on popping up. So far I’ve completely dodged TikTok, but was a little disappointed to see it didn’t feature as I’ve heard some writers suggest they have had great success on it.

In my opinion, the bigger gap is Clubhouse. To be fair, this probably wasn’t even in existence when Lizzie sent her book to print, but it definitely merits a new edition of her book. I wonder if this will be the fastest ever second edition release? If you haven’t come across Clubhouse yet, it’s a voice based app that is basically a live chat show where you can pop into rooms and hear an amazing range of speakers and join in. In your pyjamas and without brushing your hair. A total win for me! I said I love Twitter, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE Clubhouse. If you’re not on and you get a chance of an invite, grab it. I’ve been on a while and have taken part in shared writing sprints, joined book club chats, hosted Q&A sessions, and visited a whole heap of other interesting rooms. While you’re there, say hi – I’m @lexirees.

The Blurb

Networking for writers book cover

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. 

Purchase Link – viewbook.at/NetworkingForWriters

Author bio

Lizzie Chantree author image

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. 

About Lexi Reeshttp://lexirees.co.ukAuthor of adventurous books for children, horse-mad sailor and crafter, caffeine fuelled.

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