Tomorrow, I leave for KidLit Con bright and early, along with some of my friends. We’ll be road-tripping up, four giggling girls in a car, but that’s not the most exciting part. The real exciting part is that this will be my first function as part of my new business. Yes, that’s right, the secret project is finally being revealed!
My friend Stephanie Kroll and I are starting a social media consulting agency for young adult authors, called Whirlabout New Media. What’s a social media consulting agency, you ask? Well, we work directly with YA authors, and help them figure our the best way that they can use social media towards their own goals. Not everyone takes to twitter right away, and not everyone gets facebook. But there’s something out there for anyone, and our job is to help authors find what fits them.
We’re not really set up to take clients yet. This is what’s called a “soft launch.” We’re starting to get our name out there, but we haven’t started doing business yet. In the meantime, you can read all about us on our shiny new website. We’ll be keeping our blog and current social media accounts (twitter and facebook) updated often, so it’s a good time to start keeping your eyes on us. In a few months, we’ll launch for real, and then the game is on.