Networking for Writers with Lizzie Chantree
Writers often struggle with which social media sites they should be on, how often and when to post, or even what to post. So I was delighted to see the new book, Networking for Writers, now released by Lizzie Chantree. A best-selling fiction author herself that includes the very popular Ninja School Mum, and with an excellent Facebook group for networking, Lizzie has plenty of advice on networking and I can’t wait to read it. I’m therefore very pleased that she agreed to share her inspiration for writing this networking book. See below for the wealth of information and advice the book contains. Find Lizzie's fiction on her Amazon Author Page.
Networking for Writers
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.
Networking for Writers is available wherever you are.
A warm welcome to you, Lizzie, and thank you very much for being a guest on my blog. Can you tell us a little of how you came to write Networking for Writers, please?
Whether you are a new or experienced writer, self-published or traditionally published, there are ways to grow your readership and author network, through some of the most powerful of all marketing tools - word of mouth and recommendation. In my latest book, Networking for Writers, I explain how to use simple and effective networking approaches, to grow your readership and connect with other authors and book lovers.
When I published my first book, I had no idea about marketing and even the thought of the word made my legs tremble. Today, I see it as an interesting and exciting part of my day, that doesn’t eat into my writing time. What a difference a few years can make. I have been very fortunate that all of my books to date have become international bestsellers in multiple categories and I believe this is due to my network.
If you are feeling swamped with book marketing and looking for a way to find new readers, or you feel that you spend more of your day looking at social media than writing, you aren’t alone! Writing books can be an incredible way to meet likeminded people in the writing community, but it can also feel quite isolating at times. Now is the time to shake off procrastination, believe in yourself and to take a good look at the balance between writing time and marketing. Can you streamline what is actually working for you and what is not?
In Networking for Writers, I talk about author branding and why it’s important, groups that help writers thrive, how to grow your social media organically and I give tips about how a few straightforward tweaks can make marketing much more affective. I also offer insight into the tools I use to stay productive, find writing time and to have room left to step away from work and give myself space to breathe and let creativity blossom.
That all sounds fantastic and extremely helpful, Lizzie. Thank you.
Can you please share one top tip from your book?
My top tip: Networking is about being social, but it is also about structure, discipline and focus. It is not about scheduling a tweet or post and forgetting about it. Be social, chat to your readers and fellow writers and become part of the reader and writing community.
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.