Damn You, Social Media–We Love You, We Hate You, We Don’t Know What to Do With You: How Writers Can Leverage Social Media in Their Careers (or Not)

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It can be difficult to keep up with social media. There’s so much going on. But it’s also a world full of possibility, particularly if you are a writer. It’s a place where you can connect with fellow writers, bookworms, and publishing professionals. Freelance opportunities, advice on craft, and long-lasting literary friendships are all within a few keystrokes’ reach. Plus, social media is à la carte: you can pick what works for you and ignore everything else. Discover how to engage authentically and effectively online. With the right strategy, you can make connections that’ll help you develop as a writer, now and in the future.

Panelists: Rachel Fershleiser, Senior Director of Marketing, Alfred A. Knopf, Pantheon, Schocken Books; Michelle Forde, Marketing & Publicity Coordinator, Diversion Books; Hannah Howard, Author, Feast; Christine H. Lee, Author, Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember; Leslie Shipman, Founder, The Shipman Agency

Moderator: Lucy Silag, Publicity Lead, Amazon Publishing