Wednesday, 14 December 2016

neetsmarketing Two Years On!



2016 has been another exciting year for neetsmarketing. 

I’ve worked for some fantastic clients, including crime fiction author, Simon Michael and was Publicity Officer for the Historical Novel Society (HNS) Conference in Oxford, a weekend which included speakers Melvyn Bragg, Tracy Chevalier, Fay Weldon; and many more (blog post here). Having managed the HNS social media for two years, I set up and trained a team and handed over the social media manager role to Elaine Powell after the conference. 

Me and friend, Jules Wake at RNA London chapter Christmas lunch (selfie!)
My website, www.neetsmarketing.com was rebuilt in March, to include packages, endorsements and courses tabs and I’ve been to a lot of events, including The London Book Fair, Romance in the Court at Goldsboro Books, the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Conference, the HNS conference (mentioned above), the RNA summer and winter parties, RNA London chapter lunches including the recent Christmas lunch, the Society of Women Writers and Journalists' Christmas tea; plus book launches for Simon Michael’s An Honest Man, and ex-writing teacher, Sara Bailey’s Dark Water. 

RNA London chapter Christmas lunch L-R: Henriette Gyland, Christina Courtenay, Sue Moorcroft, Jules Wake
Jane Bidder (a former client, who writes as Jane Corry) asked me to do a talk for the Freelance Media Group in March on social media for writers, in London, and I was thrilled to be asked to write a piece for the Women Writers, Women’s Books website, How to Get the Most out of Social Media as a Writer. This year, I’ve also had articles printed in the RNA’s Romance Matters magazine about the HNS and RNA conferences.

Attendees on my fourth course, October 2016
I ran my fourth Social Media Course for Writers in October, and my fifth is scheduled for 6 May 2017 at new venue, the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London (by Russell Square tube). More details are at the end of this post or via my website here.

Me and the fab Adrienne Vaughan at the RNA Conference (selfie!)
Thank you to all who have supported me and recommended me to friends and acquaintances this year, I really do appreciate it! And best wishes to all for a relaxing Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2017.

Below are top posts from 2016 and since this blog began, plus information on my upcoming course. Thank you to all of my fabulous guests, and hosts.

Top Three Posts from 2016:


Sara Bailey's launch for Dark Water at Waterstones Teddington, November 2016
Top Three Posts of past two years:

2: My Beginner’s Guide to Twitter for Writers (rewritten for 2016, to be done again in 2017!)

My favourite photo from #HNSOxford16, the fab committee packing goody bags
Other posts from 2016:


Me and the wonderful Alison Morton (who helped me with #HNSOxford16 publicity) at The London Book Fair (selfie!)
My Guest Posts on other blogs in 2016:

Elaina James’ blog: Taking Twitter to the Next Level


My next Social Media Course for Writers, 6 May 2017:

Will take place on 6 May 2017 at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London, next to Russell Square tube. The course runs from 10am-5pm with WiFi and a big screen, and attendees bring laptops/macbooks etc. A buffet lunch in the restaurant plus refreshments throughout the day are included. The cost is £89, with an early bird discount of £5 until 31 January 2017. Bookings have been coming in and places are limited. Email me at anitajchapman at gmail dot com to book. More information, and quotes from previous attendees can be found on my website here.