In episode 9 of the podcast I speak with award-winning author and social media consultant Rachel Thompson. Whether you’re a new writer wondering what “platform” means or an experienced writer struggling with how to engage readers on social media, Rachel can help. In the interview, we discuss:
- why writers need to be on social media;
- what to do and what NOT to do on social media if you want to sell books;
- the difference between a personal Facebook page and an Author page;
- how she found the name for her first book, A WALK IN THE SNARK, on Twitter;
- the event that changed her writing life;
- her award-winning book of essays and poems, BROKEN PIECES;
- the Katherine Sears article about “raving fans”;
- her favorite Beatles songs.
Plus, on “Today in Writing”–The Beatles Come to America. And on “Today in NOT Writing”–Five Hours on Facebook.
About our guest:
Rachel Thompson is the author of the award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. Rachel is published and represented by Booktrope. She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. For affordable group sessions check out Author Social Media Boot Camp, monthly sessions to help authors! Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), 12Most.com, bitrebels.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self-Publishers Monthly. Rachel is the creator and founder of #MondayBlogs and #SexAbuseChat and an advocate for sexual abuse survivors. She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
You can find out more about her author services at www.badredheadmedia.com.
You can find out more about here books at www.rachelintheoc.com
And she shares a lot of great information for writers on Twitter: @RachelintheOC