We had a fantastic session at the State Library of Western Australia on Saturday with members of the 2021/2023 Four Centres Emerging Writers Program.
While it bucketed down outside we were warm and snug inside learning from Fremantle Press Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller, and Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator Chloe Walton about social media for authors: how to build your online presence with great media that reaches your people.
I came away with plenty of creative ideas and more importantly, permission to publish without being perfect. Begin. Now. The other major takeaway was it’s never too early to start reaching out to readers, and when you do, to just be yourself by keeping it real.
And breathe 😊🙌🏻🌻🌸
A big thankyou to author Emma Young (The Last Bookshop) for so generously sharing her experience about what has worked for her. And another big thankyou to Alecia Hancock of Hancock Creative for her amazing insight into what works in the online space for her clients and what doesn’t, and how individuals and organisations can better utilise their social media resources for greater effectiveness.