Creator versus Fandom – Authors on Social Media

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At YALC this weekend, I gave a seminar on Social media with the wonderful Alice Oseman. This blog post is adapted from that seminar, for anyone who missed the workshop.

Alice and I have both been using social media since we were kids. However, since we’ve become authors, we’ve noticed a difference between our place online. It’s very different interacting in an online space as an author and as a fan.

Read more at Author Allsorts


In other news:  My upcoming book The Last Beginning was featured in the August issue of Diva Magazine, to my enormous delight.
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It was also in the Bookseller:

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Things are ramping up to release day!

Speaking of TLB, Alice drew my characters Clove and Ella:

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Reblog here

This is based on this section of the book:

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Alice got it SPOT ON. honestly this has hit me right in the heart! i feel personally attacked by this!!! LOOK AT THEIR DUMB LOVED UP BABY FACES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve got my phone background sorted for life.

Even more excitingly, someone DREW FANART OF ALICE’S FANART. LIKE INCEPTION. FOR A BOOK THAT ISN’T EVEN OUT YET!

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By alwayslostinotherworlds

So basically I’m in heaven. The actual book is out in October, and you can add it on Goodreads here. All you need to know about the plot of The Last Beginning is that my publishers decided to include this on the copyright page: 😈

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In yet more Alice-related news (she’s gr8 back off), I filmed a video with Alice where I give her book recs based on her favourite films! 📽➡📚

Part two will be up next week, where she gives me film recs based on my favourite books. 📚➡📽

I gave some writing advice in this amazing video made with lots of authors at YALC. I also  recommended one (okay, three) perfect summer songs for a Buzzfeed playlist.

The US hardback edition of The Next Together is now up for preorder! It’s out on 4th April – preorder at B&N or Amazon US if you wish. TNT was also spotted recently by some eagle-eyed readers in on Zoella’s shelves. Eek!

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In event news, I’m chairing a panel at again this year! I’m so excited to talk sci fi with Kat Ellis and SF Said.

I’m also on a panel at Waterstones Piccadilly with Non Pratt, Holly Bourne and Harriet Reuter Hapgood on September 1st. Tickets here. (I interviewed Non here about her new and amazing book UNBOXED!)

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Okay, phew! That’s it for this week, folks!

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