Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree

Book Review & Blog Tour: Networking For Writers

I’m delighted to be on the blog tour today for Networking For Writers by @Lizzie_Chantree / @rararesources

Book Cover Notes

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.

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My Thoughts

Wow what a fantastic book.

Although I’m not a book author I do love to write. Having launched my book blog last October, I am keen to find ways to connect with authors, publishers and other writers. So I was super excited to have the opportunity to join Lizzie’s blog tour.

Having written five international bestselling contemporary books, run her own business and self-published three books, Lizzie has a ton of experience that she shares in this book.

There’s so much useful advice and personal examples shared of what has worked online and offline on areas such as:

  • How networking can help writers
  • Where to network (both online and offline)
  • Building friendships using social media
  • Marketing made simple
  • How not to waste valuable writing time (yep I’ve done way too much scrolling on social media feeds when I should have been writing 🙁

My bullet journal now has several pages full of notes and ideas to try out in 2021. I’m looking forward to putting these into action to help grow my own network of lovely bookish people.

“Social networking can be exhausting. Take care and stay mindful that your writing is the priority. Always be aware of setting time aside for your writing and fit marketing around that. Social media is a big part of a marketing plan, but it is about being social, not burning yourself out so that you have nothing left.”

My Takeaways from the book
  • It can take time to build a network, stay positive and focussed
  • Small changes can have amazing results if you are willing to learn the skills to implement them
  • It’s better to have a smaller following that fits your brand or genre, than a big following who barely read your posts

This book is a wonderful way to motivate, connect and keep writing. Whether you’re writing your next book, blog posts or social media content, this book will definitely give you inspiration to build connections and make time to enjoy your writing.

I devoured this book over a weekend. Be sure to have a highlighter pen or notebook handy, you’re going to be buzzing with ideas as you read this book. Highly recommended.

Where to Buy

Amazon UK

About the Author

Author Photo Lizzie Chantree - Networking For Writers
Author – Lizzie Chantree

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.

Where to find Lizzie online

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram | YouTube

Further Book Info:
  • Published Date: 2 Oct. 2020
  • Publisher: Nielsen
  • Page Count: 116

Book Blog Tour Hosted by

Rachel’s Random Resources

Thanks to Rachel @rararesources for inviting me on the blog tour. Also thanks to @Lizzie_Chantree for my copy of the book for an honest review. All views are my own.

Miche xxx

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