“Working with Anita has been a total pleasure. She is professional, efficient and extremely knowledgeable. Not only did she manage the social media launch of my new book expertly, reaching a far greater audience than I had hoped for, but she also provided me with comprehensive advice to take my social media activity forward myself in the future. I recommend her highly.”
Nicola Cornick, author of Tudor timeslips about women from the footnotes of history, published by HQ Stories.
Follow on Twitter @NicolaCornick, Instagram @nicolacornick and Facebook.
“In my writing life, consulting Anita is one of the best things that I have ever done. For many authors, Social Media, Marketing and Publicity are the ultimate mysteries; areas that we know are vital for the success of a book but over which we think we have little influence. Anita’s friendly, straightforward and down to earth advice and instruction went a long way to dispel these mysteries and to give me the tools to establish some sort of control. I found this truly empowering. Knowing that I can turn to her for help, advice and resource, on matters great or small, is a constant re-assurance.”
Celia Rees, author of historical novel, Miss Graham’s War, published by HarperCollins, and over twenty acclaimed books for young adults, including Witch Child, published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books.
Follow on Twitter @CeliaRees, Instagram @celiarees1 and Facebook.
“Starting out as a debut author, the world of social media can feel overwhelming and I realised I wanted someone to help demystify it for me. I consulted with Anita on my needs and she then presented me with an incredibly detailed document of how to best use each channel including advice on my branding, what content might work better for me and even who to follow. It gave me great confidence going forward in what can be quite a daunting world.”
Hannah Gold, author of MG fiction, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books.
Follow on Twitter @HGold_author, Instagram @hannahgold_author and Facebook.
“Asking Anita to write me a social media plan was a revelation. She studied all of my social media channels, provided me with an impressive document to refer to and also provided a phone consultation. I had thought I was reasonably social-media savvy, but I learned a lot.”
Sue Moorcroft, author of contemporary fiction, published by Avon Books UK.
Follow on Twitter @SueMoorcroft, Instagram @suemoorcroftauthor and Facebook.
“Anita was recommended to me by a fellow author, and I’m so pleased that I took their advice. I know the basics of social media and already had an online profile, but I learnt a lot from Anita. She gave me sound advice on how to improve my marketing, target my social media posts more meaningfully as well as providing suggestions for articles and blog posts. She followed our initial long and informative phone call with a detailed plan for me to print out and refer to. I highly recommend her services.”
Karen King, author of women’s fiction, published by Bookouture; and children’s fiction.
Follow on Twitter @karen_king, Instagram @karenkingauthor and Facebook.
“I count asking Anita for advice as one of my smartest moves. Trying to get the best from the various sites is a minefield for those of us with limited online communication skills. The time spent one to one with her gave me the confidence to interact more on social media. Anita is friendly, down to earth and, without doubt, has the ability to guide authors of all levels on the best way to gain followers without alienating any along the way. I cannot recommend her services highly enough.”
Lorraine Mace, author of crime thrillers, published by Headline Accent.
Follow on Twitter @lomace, Instagram @mace_lorraine and Facebook.
“Anita’s customised social media plan gave me a real boost when it came to promoting my novel. Her insight was spot-on and her feedback was thorough and practical. She definitely helped demystify the mysteries of social media and I would really recommend her services.”
Claire Dyer, author of novels published by The Dome Press and Quercus; literary thriller, The Significant Others of Odie May published by Matador; and poetry collections, including Yield, published by Two Rivers Press.
Follow on Twitter @ClaireDyer1, Instagram @clairedyerwriter and Facebook.
“Working with Anita is to get concise advice on how to think regarding marketing and social media presence. It’s a jungle out there, but Anita somehow manages to guide you through it and help you build the best approach for you. I have learnt so much through working with her—and look forward to working with her in the future!”
Anna Belfrage, indie author of historical fiction.
Follow on Twitter @abelfrageauthor, Instagram @annabelfrageauthor and Facebook.
“Anita helped me go from 0-60 on social media in the space of a couple of weeks, just before the publication of my first novel Stop at Nothing. She explained the benefits of each platform and made using Instagram and Twitter not only comprehensible but positively fun. As well as a brilliant online tutorial, I got a complete package containing all the links, advice and instructions I needed, which I have printed off and refer to regularly. She has been an ongoing source of support, coming to my launch and keeping me posted with opportunities as they arise. I am absolutely delighted with Anita’s work and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone who feels they need not only the facts, but inspiration, motivation and confidence to tackle the world of online book promotion. 10 / 10, 5*, first class, she’s the best!”
Lucy Martin, author of thriller, Stop at Nothing, published by Welbeck.
Follow on Twitter @lucymartinbooks, Instagram @lucy_martin_books and Facebook.
“I attended Anita’s excellent one-day course in social media for authors last autumn (2019). Subsequently, I sought her advice on promoting my books. Patient and efficient, her verbal advice was followed with an in-depth written plan for me to implement. Anita is friendly and professional and I recommend her to other authors.”
Charlotte Betts, author of historical fiction with a dash of adventure, published by Piatkus.
Follow on Twitter @CharlotteBetts1, Instagram @charlottebetts.author and Facebook.
“Anita is a social media guru. She helps you negotiate the mysteries and ever-evolving etiquette of Twitter and Facebook. What is more, she will discuss your budget carefully and send you an exact breakdown of her campaign.”
Jane Corry, author of ‘My Husband’s Wife’, published by Penguin.
Follow on Twitter @JaneCorryAuthor and Facebook.
“Anita Chapman came highly recommended to me by PR guru, Katrina Power when I sought someone to help me with the online marketing of my self-published book, Let’s Talk About Cats. Anita had a two-hour consultation with me via Zoom to find out everything about the book and where my skill set lay as well as seeking out all areas I needed advice on. The following week she sent me a comprehensive plan of action that included an individual strategy for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She was very hands on and friendly, sharing my posts and giving me the backup, support and encouragement needed to get past the minefield that is book marketing. I learnt so much from her Zoom session as well as my detailed social media plan and I strongly advise anyone stepping into the book marketing arena to spend some of your budget on hiring Anita Chapman. It was money well spent and her advice and support proved to be invaluable”
Anita Kelsey, author, and certified and vet referred Cat Behaviour Expert.
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“All writers need an Anita Chapman. From the initial friendly phone call to the detailed personal social media plan it was money well spent. I also chose to attend a one-day course, where I put my new knowledge to practical use. An all-round invaluable and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.”
Sue Bentley, author of fiction for children and adults, published by Penguin Random House and Endeavour Media.
Follow on Twitter @suebentleywords, Instagram @therealsuebentley and Facebook.
“For an author with absolutely no understanding of social media, Anita Chapman and neetsmarketing were a revelation. Easy and fun to work with, possessing a deep understanding of the needs of authors and their market, over the period of a few months she revolutionised my social media exposure.”
Simon Michael, crime fiction author
Follow on Twitter @simonmichaeluk and Facebook.
“Anita really helped me navigate through the social media jungle, the what-to-do, what-not-to-do, and what-not-to-bother-with, allowing me to maintain a clear and professional social media presence but get on with what I most want to do – which is write. I highly recommend her to other authors.”
J.F. Kirwan, author of Nadia Laksheva Thriller Series, published by HarperCollins UK: 66 Metres, 37 Hours, 88°North.
“neetsmarketing is connected in every sense of the word – online, with social media, with real life writing and reading networks, and with a special brand of savvy that comes from knowing the writing business inside and out. neetsmarketing knows what matters to writers.”
Eliza Redgold, author of romance and historical fiction.
Follow on Twitter @ElizaRedgold and Facebook.
“Anita explains how social media works in a way that is very easy to grasp.She is also full of great ideas on how to make your social media activity meaningful, manageable and enjoyable.”
Ian Skillicorn, publisher at Corazon Books.
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“Anita gave us invaluable preliminary advice when we began to plan LibertaBooks.com and came on board to manage the social media interface during the two week launch period, as a result of which we gained more exposure than we had expected. She also trained us for the on-going start up phase, giving excellent advice, not only in response to questions we asked her but things we would not have thought to raise, from timing to technical tools. We thoroughly recommend her.”
Sophie Weston and Joanna Maitland at Libertà Books.
“One of the best decisions I have made was choosing Anita to organise and implement our social media strategy for us: it has completely transformed our impact and professionalism.”
Richard Lee, Chairman and founder of the Historical Novel Society
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