Have you ever wondered what you could be doing right now to build your author profile? Even if you’re an unpublished author working on your first manuscript, setting aside some time to work on your promotion will always hold you in good stead throughout your career.
In our latest podcast, Fremantle Press Marketing and Communications Manager Claire Miller is joined by Hancock Creative social media mentor Lisa Shearon, Small Press Network General Manager Tim Coronel and award-winning children's book creator James Foley to talk about marketing and PR. They discuss how to develop an author brand and an authentic social media profile, the importance of knowing your audience, preparing for media interviews and best practices for networking with anyone in the book trade.
The panel session was part of The Business of Being a Writer, which was delivered live from the Perth Festival Writers Week in February 2019.
The Business of Being a Writer was part of the Four Centres Emerging Writers Program, which is funded by the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and offered in association with the Fellowship of Australian Writers Western Australia, Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, Peter Cowan Writers Centre and WA Poets Inc.
Music: ‘Letter to a Daughter of St George’, from the Meat Lunch EP: Songs from Floaters. Written by Alan Fyfe. Performed by Trevor Bentley (guitar and vocals – @trevormb) and Chris Parkinson (harmonica). Produced by Blake Carnaby of Nuglife studios with impresario work by Benjamin P. Newton.
Podcast editor: Claire Miller
Mastered by: Aidan d’Adhemar