Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree #GuestPost #IndieAuthor #BusinessManagementandLeadership

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.

Tags: business management & leadership

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By Lizzie Chantree

Networking can be tricky, especially if you are shy, or lack confidence at times. When I wrote my first book, I was used to making retail and wholesale sales face to face, but selling a book you’ve written is different. It feels very personal and pushing it out into the world is scary. You may even suffer from imposter syndrome, and worry you don’t deserve success or aren’t as good at something as everyone else. Believe me, the majority of creative people I speak to feel that way. Being artistic can mean we are wonderfully sensitive to the world around us. This helps us in our art, but it can also make us doubt ourselves unnecessarily. At first, even the word ‘marketing’ scared me! Now I find it a challenge that I enjoy. What difference a year or two can make.

Word of mouth is very powerful. Having a network of friends, family, colleagues, readers, business owners and contacts to help you can give your work a head start and make it stand out from the crowd. Books, especially, can get lost in a sea of new releases. Thousands are published each day. What can you do to make your work fly off the shelves?

In my book, Networking for writers, I talk about how networking can help you as a writer, I offer ways to simplify your marketing plan and make it more effective, I give ideas for apps that might help save time in scheduling social media posts, as well as talking about author branding, Facebook groups, networking hours, hashtags for writers, your timelines and more.

Author Bio

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. 

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