Book Review: Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree

I am a fan of Lizzie Chantree’s novels so was excited to read she was publishing a guide for writers to help with marketing, Networking for Writers. As you may know I’ve been writing my own novel for the last couple of years and write about my journey at Kate Kenzie Writes If I’m ever published I know I’ll struggle with marketing, putting myself out there is this introvert’s worst nightmare. This book promised to be a lifeline. Scroll down to see if it lived up to my expectations.

Book Review: Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree

Networking for Writers by Lizzie Chantree

Book Title: Networking for Writers A fun way to sell more books

Author: Lizzie Chantree

Publisher: Nielson

Genre: Non-fiction, matketing

Release date: 2nd October 2020


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

This book is all I wanted it to be. It is written in a warm, concise manner making it easy to read in one session or dip into and it is full of advice to find your readers and network with fellow writers. The topics it covers are how to use the different social media outlets, branding, prioritising your writing, and blogging. It has given me a lot to consider and has already made me think about how I should interact online to give the greatest impact with the least time spent, so I have time to write. Quality interaction is key to networking rather than haphazard long sessions on the social media platforms. I know from experience how warm and welcoming the writing community can be, and this book has helped me see how to be wise in my interaction to find my readers and keep them with me.

Lizzie Chantree herself is active on social media and her Facebook group is a delight and supportive. This book has given me a confidence boost and the belief that marketing and networking is not as horrific as I imagined.

Would I recommend?

Yes! It is an ideal book for writers or creatives who need help with networking and I know will be well used in the future and has a firm place on my forever bookshelf.

Author Biography

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. Visit her website at  or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree .

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Thank you, Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to this tour and providing me with a copy to read so I could give my honest and unbiased opinion.

Take care, stay safe and happy reading and writing!


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