Posts Tagged ‘Social Media’

Lean in 15

On publishing Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15: Carole Tonkinson interview

Carole Tonkinson is the founder of Bluebird and publisher of the record-breaking Number One bestseller Lean in 15 by Joe Wicks, The Body Coach. Here Norah Myers interviews her.


Reading via Snapchat? Social media updates you need to know

Social media is always evolving, and that’s why I like it. If you don’t keep up with the latest updates, you’ll get mired in old ways that worked six months ago but have since bit the proverbial dust.

Here are recent changes from 5 of the big players.


Reaching new audiences with Twitter: The #YAtakeover

In an age of apps and games, of Facebook and Twitter, it seems you’d be more likely to see a teen texting a mate than reading a book. And, in many cases, I fear, you’d be right. I’m a firm believer that there’s a book out there for every reader; it’s just about connecting the right book with the right person. It’s difficult, though, to vie for attention in a world that is becoming increasingly digital. As a blogger, I have often wondered what I can do to encourage teen reading. I was aware that the audience I was targeting wasn’t aware that I existed. So I thought about it repeatedly, trying to work out a way to reach these teenagers and, the simple answer was, I couldn’t, at least not in the way I was thinking. I couldn’t just reach out and expect them to pop to Waterstones the next day and buy a bag load of books or register with their local library.


6 beginner Twitter tips for publishing companies

This is the first in a series of our Twitter tips for publishers, with info on how to use the tool for book campaigns, events, personal profiles and more. Here are 6 beginners’ tips for your company account(s).


How to create shareable Facebook posts

This is a Guest Post on using Facebook to promote books by social media genie, Frances Caballo. Frances was a reporter before turning her hand to PR and is now a social media strategist for authors.

Sabuhi Gard

On crowdfunding your way to a publishing deal

This is a Guest Post by freelance writer and journalist, Sabuhi Gard. Here Sabuhi tells us about her experience crowdfunding for her debut children’s picture book, The Valentine’s Day Cat.

Angela Clarke

4 tips for hitting #1 on Amazon’s Best Seller list

This is a Guest Post by Angela Clarke on building author brands, social media and Amazon’s algorithm. Angela is the Amazon Fashion Chart bestselling author of Confessions of a Fashionista. Her first crime novel, Follow Me (Avon), is out this December.

Juliet Mushens

Twitter Tips from a Literary Agent: Juliet Mushens interview

Juliet Mushens is an agent in the UK literary department of UTA. She was highly commended by The Bookseller in their Agent of the Year award in 2015, having also been shortlisted in 2014. Her clients include international bestsellers such as Jessie Burton and James Oswald, as well as social media favourites such as Very British Problems (@soverybritish). Here Norah Meyers interviews her on her role, social media and her top tips for using Twitter. 

Julia Roberts

On writing, marketing and self-publishing: Julia Roberts interview

Julia Roberts is a TV presenter and author. Julia has been working for QVC since its launch in 1993 and had her first book, the memoir One Hundred Lengths of a Pool, was published by Random House in 2013. Earlier this year, Julia self-published her first novel, Life’s a Beach and Then …. This formed the first book in the Liberty Sands Trilogy and she is currently writing the second. Here Stephanie Cox interviews her about writing, marketing and self-publishing.

Carly Watters

On being a VP and Senior Literary Agent and blogger: Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a VP and Senior Literary Agent at the P.S Literary Agency. Since joining the agency in 2010 and becoming a VP in 2014 Carly has had great success launching new authors domestically and abroad with acclaimed women’s fiction author Taylor Jenkins Reid being published in 14 languages around the world. Her blog has thrice been awarded the Writer’s Digest distinction of ‘101 Best Blogs for Writers.’ You can follow her @carlywatters – this is an interview led by Norah Myers.

1. Please take us through a day in the life of your work as an agent.

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