Essex Author’s Day.
Last weekend was Essex Author’s Day, which is part of The Essex Book Festival. I ran a seminar for Chelmsford Libraries again this year and it was so strange being in a group of people again! When I arrived the room was huge ,with a projector in the ceiling. I was expecting a much smaller screen, so the nerves kicked in! Luckily the staff were amazing and we quickly got the presentation set up.
There was a lot of information to go through, as the seminar was about marketing books. Lots of questions were asked by the attendees and it was a lot of fun to be part of, despite my jitters. I often give presentations now, but it is way out of my comfort zone. I’m more comfortable at my writing desk, scribbling more of my latest manuscript! I love helping other authors though and it was a real treat to be asked back this year.
If you haven’t been to Chelmsford library before, it’s a huge modern building which is incredible to explore. So many gorgeous books to discover. My seminar was about launch day planning, social media, stacked promotions, book cover design, branding, finding readers and lots of other topics, so I hope everyone found something to apply to their own writing journeys.
At the end of the seminar I was given some beautiful books by authors who had attended and that really made the day even better. I can’t wait to read them.
Wishing you all an amazing week and I hope it is full of adventure and shenanigans!
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