An Author’s Bubble
Be honest. Most authors start in their own little bubble. Hopefully they soon link up with other authors for:
- mutual support,
- sharing ideas,
- promoting each other’s work,
- generally spreading the word.
After all, other authors sharing the news of a fellow author’s book adds a whole new audience into the mix. If we don’t open ourselves up for this opportunity we miss a whole exciting dimension of being an author but also, don’t forget:
‘Authors are readers too!’
So on to Eventispress Team Meetings
When we meet, usually on Zoom, we can share:
- our joys and successes
- our frustrations
- our ideas
- arrange to meet up to plan promotional activities
- any business news and updates too, to ensure Eventispress runs as we would all like it to, for the benefit of all.
Going forward and summary
The day after our authors are already getting together locally, taking forward ideas and planning their next events.
The most important outcome of these meetings, though, is the BUZZ!
They leave us feeling optimistic, a feel good factor and above all no-one feels alone.
As most businesses we at Eventispress have ‘met’ regularly on Zoom during the last couple of years, both as a whole group and in two’s, for particular in depth discussions, guidance and support. These meetings have been vital and energy giving, when the author’s life, especially during this pandemic, has been quite a lonely one.
‘You are the only people in my life I can really talk about writing issues with. My family and friends care, but they just don’t really understand,’ remarked one author.
We are pleased to say that our first ‘face to face’ meeting of our Bedfordshire contingent is taking place shortly. We hope it will help to:
- Re-energize individual authors
- Help to share and explore ideas for marketing
- Discuss best approaches
- Think of ways to be mutually supportive
The list could go on and on. Joining a writer’s group is similar but has a slightly different focus. More about that in another post. All of us at Eventispress have a goal to promote the Eventispress brand, as well as our own books. This is far easier than purely self promotion, where everyone benefits and everyone contributes.