Nikki Bywater was one of the first book reviewers to read my work and promote me. Since then, she has gone from strength to strength and now assists authors with all aspects of book publicity. The following is taken from author Jo Lambert’s blog and you can read the entire interview there.
Good Morning Nikki and welcome. First can you tell us a little about ‘you’
Good Morning! I am Nikki Bywater a publicist in the book world who works with new authors and writers, helping to get their book from manuscript to print and to raise authors profiles. It is also my job to make sure you know about their new book. Many of the authors I have worked with are now published and well known and their books are available to buy in shops. I work with amazing people. I like the variety of the job, how everyday is different. I am also a people person, very sociable and outgoing. I also am a professional book reviewer and run a book blog. As much as I love my job my family time is the most important to me. Spending time with my husband Andrew and my two teens is very special to me.
You have a background in media. How did that come about?
I was given a wonderful opportunity by a well known writer to work on his latest TV drama. This went on to give me my lucky break and I went on to work in television and film. I have always been drawn to media. I am also related to Don Robinson who is well known for the work he did in media and for Yorkshire Television. He is best known for bringing Little Richard to Bridlington and promoting the well known wrestlers from the 1980’s as well as owning a lot of the tourist attractions and theatres in Scarborough. I just wanted to do that, it sounded exciting, so I just knew from a young age that I would work in media.
In your work as a jobbing actress, what sort of things were you involved in?
I was lucky enough to be signed by an agent at a casting agency. They provided actors and support artist for small acting parts for well known television dramas and films. I worked with brilliant producers/writers/ directors and some well known actors. I had some wonderful opportunities and worked on some great TV dramas and films. But it was always writing I was more interested in. When I got the chance to become involved with storyboarding and writing scripts, I knew this was what I wanted to do.
What sort of support to writers does your blog Nikki’s books4you offer?
The blog gives a platform to new writers. It offers free guest spots and reviews to all authors and writers. This gives a chance for new writers to showcase their work and for readers to be introduced to new authors and books.
Read the rest of this interview and admire Nikki’s incredible sock collection at Tuesday Talk With Jo Lambert