No matter what kind of freelance work you get into, you have to be firm and confident in yourself. You are your own hype-person, and no one will be a better advocate for you than yourself.
At first glance, branding may not seem integral to book publishing. Readers are not likely to base their decision to buy a book on the publisher’s brand, but among publishing professionals, establishing a personal brand for yourself is crucial. Potential collaborators will want to know who you are, what you value, your level of expertise in relevant fields, and how to connect with you. You can control what they see by branding yourself online and within the industry according to how you want to be perceived.
Social media research is an integral part of building a strong social media strategy. It forms the building blocks of your social media campaign and is an incredibly helpful guide to get everyone on the same page in a short amount of time. With that being said, if this is your first time working on a social media strategy, it may seem daunting going into it. These tips will help ease your fears and break down the process.
Social media is a great way to generate publicity for a book, and one trend that has recently gained popularity is Instagram takeovers. For authors who aren’t familiar with Instagram, the platform can look incredibly complicated at first glance.In this post I will offer tips to get your Instagram-newbie author ready for a takeover in no time!
I started my bookstagram page at the end of September 2020. In under half a year, I have amassed 3,400 plus followers, held conversations with some of my favorite authors, and made many bookish friends. There are many bookstagram “secrets” only accessible to those engaging with other accounts, consuming a lot of content, and running an actual bookstagram account. Thus, I have gathered my most useful tips and tricks on how to operate and brand a successful bookstagram account.
Although editors are a notoriously introverted bunch, we all stand to benefit from a little social connection. What happens when you run into a truly perplexing problem—be it a difficult client or a questionable comma—and you need to turn to other editors for advice? Where can editors go to receive mentoring and swap war stories? This post outlines some of the ways in which editors can connect with each other—virtually as well as in person—in order to grow as professionals and build a sense of community.