Writing Groups and Social Media Communities for Authors

Writing Groups and Social media pages for authors.

Writers Groups

Social Media Communities

Local Writers Groups

Every writer needs a helping hand. Whether it be a for a comforting word during a moment of doubt or perhaps marketing advice and collaboration once your new book is released. This directory of writing groups was created for that reason. Take a look below and see if any of the groups catch your attention? Otherwise if you know a writers group that is welcoming new writers, please nominate them using our helpful online application form. Listing is free with a simple goal of fostering a feeling of community amoung our authors.

 

LUCKY BEANS WRITING CLUB

CONTACT PERSON

Vera Castleman

CONTACT EMAIL

Vera@veralexander.co.za

HOW DO YOU MEET? (Online, In Person or Both)

We meet online

WHERE?

Via Zoom

HOW OFTEN?

Once a week

DO YOU CHARGE?

Yes

HOW MUCH?

R250 per month

DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE, OR OTHER ONLINE PRESENCE?

Not as yet

WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO JOIN?

All interested parties can email me.

 

Scribbling Wordsmith's

CONTACT PERSON

Jann Weeratunga

CONTACT EMAIL

janspicssa@gmail.com

HOW DO YOU MEET? (Online, In Person or Both)

We meet online and in person

WHERE?

Via Teams and at my home (JHB)

HOW OFTEN?

Twice a week

DO YOU CHARGE?

Yes

HOW MUCH?

R50 per session

DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER ONLINE PRESENCE?

I use the Indie Authors Networking Facebook page

WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO JOIN?

Contact me via email

 

Deadlines for Writers

CONTACT PERSON

Mia Botha

HOW DO YOU MEET? (Online, In Person or Both)

We meet online

WHERE?

www.deadlinesforwriters.com and then via Zoom

HOW OFTEN?

Weekly for novel writing and monthly for short story writing

DO YOU CHARGE?

Yes

HOW MUCH?

Sign ups are currently closed. Writers are welcome to join the waitlists for 2022.

DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE, FB PAGE OR ANY OTHER ONLINE PRESENCE?

deadlinesforwriters.com | Deadlines for Writers on Facebook

WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP FOR SOMEONE WANTING TO JOIN?

Sign up on our Deadlines for Writers website (deadlinesforwriters.com)

 

 

Writers Groups on Social Media

These are an assortment of groups and pages from LinkedIn and Facebook that I have used over the years for research, support and even a sense of community. The groups can be useful for the author looking for answers to questions that typically pepper the publishing process.

Disclaimer

I cannot personally vouch for any of these groups. I am merely sharing my assembled list of groups that have been useful at some point in my publishing journey.

  • Some groups are useful for research or articles of interest
  • Others are useful for crowdsourcing support
  • Some of great for self-promotion.

Take your time to understand the reason a group was created before sharing cover shots promoting your latest erotic vampire fantasy fiction.

LinkedIn Communities for Authors

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A Publishing Community with Personality

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/7453850

About the group

Write books? Involved within the publishing industry? Have questions? This group is for you 🙂

This is a warm community of authors, writers and publishing experts with a common goal of raising the profile of the authors around the globe. We strongly believe in freely-sharing our knowledge with the aim of helping other authors avoid bumps in the road. Advice on publishing, useful writing resources or competitions and events are all welcome. Enter, engage, be empowered ♥

 

Writers Hangout

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/1927932

About the Group

This is a place for writers to share ideas or techniques. It also serves as a place for writers to share ideas about editing and self publishing their works.

 

Books and Writers from Promocave.com

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/1697027

About the Group

This is a Book, Author and Publisher group to network around writing and publishing, marketing and selling your books. Become a better writer and sell more of your books. Learn and network to get more of your books sold into book stores, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, direct sales and even international rights sales.

This group is for authors, publishers, editors, book literary agents and even future writers. If you like to write articles, blogs, books, or will write in the future this blog is for you.

 

Publishing in The Digital Age

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/2609216

About the Group

The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for publishers to discuss the impact of digital publishing and eBooks on traditional book publishing, discovery, and distribution models.

 

Aspiring Writers

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/2256570

About the Group

Aspiring Writers is a DISCUSSION group where members can seek advice by asking questions relating to writing, editing, publishing, promotion, and marketing.

Topics or conversations must be unique to Aspiring Writers and posted in the form of question that invites other group members to add a comment. All discussion must take place in the conversation area with no invitations for private contact.

Regardless of content, any conversation with a link* OR YOUR BOOK TITLE is automatically deleted. (*Except for a name-linked to a LinkedIn profile, or a link to an article published on a LinkedIn page which gives advice useful to Aspiring Writers, or an Aspiring Writers sibling group such as Aspiring Writers Short Story Challenge, but NOT Aspiring Writers promotions.)

 

Affiliated Authors

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/65681

About the Group

This is for published authors, both traditional and self-published who are interested in learning from others as well as helping others break into the world of being an author. No barriers between those that HAVE PUBLISHED and those that WANT TO PUBLISH. We all will learn from each other.

 

AuthorYOU

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/2603729

About the Group

Calling all authors … is there a book in you? Is it already published?

This is the Group to belong to if you want to learn about writing, creating, strategizing, publishing and marketing your book. New books–Old books. Books.

You learn about a variety of social media strategies to launch your book and to reinvigorate it. You’ll find publishing pros to offer guidance and suggest realistic steps and tips. Our members come from many states within the United States–Colorado is the mothership–and 20 foreign countries to take advantage of the resources made available through AuthorYOU membership. Organization membership, along with active participation in AuthorYOU programs, can open doors to many opportunities and can save thousands of dollars in costly mistakes.

 

Nonfiction Writers Network - By the Nonfiction Authors Association & Writers Conference

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/2950959

About the Group

A welcoming community for nonfiction writers at all levels to share helpful information, ideas and questions related to writing, publishing, and promoting nonfiction books. Hosted by the Nonfiction Authors Association and Writers Conference.

 

Ebooks, Ebook Readers—SELF-PUBLISHING

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/2085962

About the Group

Self-publishing authors and professionals interested in ongoing help and resources for writing, marketing and learning about self-publishing your book. This is a sub-group of the Ebooks, Ebook Readers, Digital Books and Digital Content Group which has all the latest industry news and experiments on ebooks (e-books), ebook readers, digital books & content—creating/developing, marketing & sales: what’s working/not, what are you trying, expand your network, improve your resources, discuss business models and more.

The book publishing industry is evolving quickly. This group is for all those interested in essential resources and helping one another to navigate the waters of self-publishing. Includes the latest industry news and developments (and experiments) from those working on self-publishing an e-book, e-books, ebook, ebooks, digital book, digital books, e-reader, e-readers, ereader, ereaders, e-paper, epaper, e-ink, eink, digital content, enhanced digital content, reading and book applications (including iPhone and smartphone apps) that are book and reading related.

 

Independent Book Publishers Association-IBPA

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/2489713

About the Group

The Independent Book Publishers Association, founded in 1983, is the leading professional trade association for independent book publishers. IBPA serves the needs and fosters the growth of emerging and established independent book publishers through education and professional development, cooperative marketing programs, advocacy, and collective buying power.

 

Book Marketing Tips

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/1848415

About the Group

Ask your book marketing questions – or share your book marketing ideas and successes!

 

Book Publishing Professionals

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/63223

About the Group

This is an International platform for book publishing professionals to come and share the expertise and resources. People from Book Sales, Marketing, Editorial and Production are most welcome. Job opportunities and new Ideas will be discussed and executed.

 

Publishing and Editing Professionals

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/69017

About the Group

Publishing and Editing Professionals

 

Publishers & Book sellers association

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/64426

About the Group

The publishers & Book sellers association is promoted to network people from Publishing professionals & Book sellers world wide.

 

Book Bloggers

Link

www.linkedin.com/groups/3843095

About the Group

Book Bloggers are people that comment about manuscripts and books through interactive comment fields.

 

Facebook Communities for Authors

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Indie Authors Networking

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/indieauthorsnetworking

About the group

For writers, reviewers, bloggers, artists, editors, proofreaders, publishers, printers and readers.

This Page is for you to promote (in English please as we are pretty international now), your books and anything connected to writing, other items will be removed by the admin.

It is also for sharing, not just posting what you wish others to see. Please share events on YOUR pages and we shall share yours.

PLEASE DO NOT TAG PEOPLE ON THIS PAGE, we can all check up on the page whenever we choose to, but many find tagging annoying, so please be respectful of this unless it is a photo or they are directly named in your article, Thank You

 

Books and Everything

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/BooksandEverything

About the group

Among so many other things, we host online Q&A sessions with authors most Thursdays, and hold lots of competitions and giveaways.

If you feel you might be interested in being hosted for a Q&A, then Private Message Andrew Christie to find out what our guidelines are. If you want to promote your event, family member, book or anything else, we have created a pinned post at the top of the feed, specifically for that reason.

Contact Andrew if you’d like to promote anything in the main feed – you’ll find that he is quite lenient with group members that contribute to the group as a whole!

 

WRITERS WORLD - About writing, for writers of all kinds

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/SAWritersWorld

About the group

Writing is a worthwhile exercise in its own right – regardless of whether someone else reads the work, or whether it ever gets published or whether it makes money for its creator.

The page was created to share information about writing. The information can be about any kind of writing – creative writing and poetry, journalism, novel writing, writing for children, science fiction and fantasy, journalling, academic or business writing. It is also a place to share with other writers your successes and achievements – and especially your struggles.

 

Writer Beware

Link

www.facebook.com/WriterBeware

About the group

Writer Beware® is sponsored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Like many genre-focused writers’ groups, SFWA® is concerned not just with issues that affect professional authors, but with the problems and pitfalls that face aspiring writers. Writer Beware®, founded in 1998 by Victoria Strauss and the late Ann Crispin, reflects that concern.

Although we’re sponsored by a US-based organization of professional writers of speculative fiction, our efforts aren’t limited by country, genre, or publication history. We’ve designed Writer Beware®–including our website, blog, social media, and email advice service–so that it’s relevant to any writer, new or established, regardless of subject, style, genre, or nationality.

 

Pat's First Kindle Book (From Start to Finish)

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/357112331027292

About the group

Hey everyone! I created this group to organize the thoughts, ideas and steps I take as I explore publishing my first Kindle book on Amazon.

This will definitely hold me accountable, but will also give you a chance to get involved in the process and allow you to ask any questions you may have along the way in case this is something you’d like to do yourself too, or even if you’re just curious.

I’ll be updating quite often, which is why I created this group instead of doing a series on the blog. Cheers, and thank you for your support! This should be fun!

 

The Creative Penn

Link

https://www.facebook.com/TheCreativePenn 

About the group

Self-Publishing, Book Marketing and Making a Living with Your writing.

 

Young South African Writers Circle

Link

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1569113233347458/ 

About the group

We are a group of young South African writers who regularly write, share and review each other’s work, with the intention of publication. We provide each other with feedback, critique and moral support when the going gets tough. We also share opportunities, book recommendations and discuss what we’re currently reading and books we have read. We are the new generation of literary icons of South Africa!

 

Romance Writers of South Africa

Link

https://www.facebook.com/SARomanceWriters 

About the group

South Africa is home to locally and internationally published romance writers. Follow us to find out about events and book launches from our members!

 

Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/SFFSA

About the group

Since 1969 the Science Fiction & Fantasy South Africa (SFFSA), based in Johannesburg, has been the premier club for fans and connoisseurs of sci-fi and fantasy books, film and art.

This page is to inform, chat and connect with our reader and fan community in a fun and relevant way. In the spirit of this, any comments that contain spam (irrelevant links or repeated self-promotion) hate speech or foul language will be removed. If you post on this page and the content is irrelevant you will be reported as spam. People who repeatedly abuse this policy will be blocked from the page.

 

Aspiring Writers United

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/2166222440346729

About the group

A community based around our love for reading, writing, and helping promote aspiring writers! Share your content and links and whatever promotional material you have with the group!

 

The Good Book Appreciation Society

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/thegoodbookappreciationsociety

About the group

We welcome all readers. But this isn’t a place for self-promotion or bookie quotes or bookie pictures, or links to bookie blogs or bookie motivational sayings. We’re just looking for honest, unbiased comments on what you’ve read, are reading, or are about to read.

Please do remember to write the name of the book and the author in your post, to assist visually impaired members or those who can’t access the pictures posted.

Authors, publicists, publishers, reviewers and bloggers, please stay and tell us what you’re reading and we’d love you to invite your bookie friends, but please don’t punt your own book (or your spouse or best mate’s book), or link to your blog, website, Facebook page, event or launch.

 

Authors, Bloggers, Writers, Readers and Books

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/AuthorsBloggersWritersReadersBooks

About the group

Geared to Christian content. Space for authors, bloggers, writers, readers and books to post information about their blogs, books, reviews and their websites, etc. A group for sharing our interests and activities regarding our page title. – we encourage those of any faith or beliefs to join in the sharing. Only God knows where our seeds might be planted. 

Due to the number of daily posts , we now limit one post per member each day. Your voluntary cooperation and consideration are appreciated. 

The administration will not overlook inappropriate posting. We will delete and/or ban a member for posting of explicit sexual, horror, paranormal, etc that defies decent moral standards. Further, we acknowledge making choices is a part of life, and if you so choose to follow an inappropriate post that is your right. We hope you will be as responsible for the decency of this group by reporting any posting that goes against our guidelines. 

Please remember to remain courteous by not publishing spam, at the risk of being removed from the group. This consideration would be appreciated by all.

 

Indie Authors International

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/160213917377540

About the group

Readers and writers and artists from everywhere, across borders, without barriers. Everyone welcome.

 

Book Reviews & Promotion

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/148313988694907

About the group

The Only Facebook Group Dedicated to Books. Non-Book related posts will be deleted and you will be blocked (No Exceptions).

 

South African Author Book Promotion Page

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/SouthAfricanAuthorBookPromotion

About the group

SOUTH AFRICAN and SA ORIGINATED AUTHORS and BOOKS publicity ONLY!

This page was originally created with the vision of giving South African and South African Originated Authors a place to showcase their work in peace without the barrage or harassment.

 

Authors 99¢ e-Books Promotion

Link

www.facebook.com/groups/444695995585913

About the group

Lots of amazing books on here for you! $0.99 and above. Find your next favorite author!

 

Anything To Add?

2 Comments

  1. Anelile Gibixego

    Greetings

    My name is Anelile Gibixego, a researcher at the Mapungubwe Institute for strategic reflection (MISTRA), working on a research project titled “Mapping the publishing Sector landscape in South Africa”.

    We are interested in interviewing My eBook . May you kindly refer me to someone who is a spokesperson or I can interview for this project?

    Reply
    • Dave

      Of course, I would love to help. Pop an email to publish@myebook.co.za with more details and we can get things started 🙂

      Reply

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