Hello ETA Blog readers,
My name is Amber and you might know me as the Book Reviewer Team Co-ordinator but my main role with ETA Publishing House is called an Editorial Assistant.
Today I thought that it would be interesting for you to have an insight into my day, what I do and you can see the behind the scenes of certain parts of my role.
I want to start of by saying that Editorial Assistants get involved in all aspects of the Publishing World and all Editorial roles are a little different even here at ETA Publishing House. So what I do in my day could be completely different to what you do in your day, even if you are an Editorial Assistant too, but hey if it works it works!
First of all I always check my emails to see what's going on today, if there are any changes needed or if someone needs a little help with something.
I speak to Bloggers and reviewers via email and I also communicate with colleagues too.
Go on Twitter
Then I head over to Twitter, we have a separate account on twitter for the ETA Book Review Club (@etabookclub) where reviewers can connect and we can also find book lovers looking to review books.
I follow back anyone who has followed us and I reply to any tweets or DM’s, I also send out at least 1 tweet a day about our books, becoming a reviewer or exciting announcements.
Our Instagram (@etapublishing) is where I share short videos from our YouTube channel, book covers and relatable quotes and pictures.
We also use our instagram story quite a lot so keep an eye out on there…
We have a series on YouTube about our book club where I share my review on the book that month, I film myself talking about the book, if I enjoyed it and I give away spoiler alerts so if you haven't read the particular book yet don’t watch the video!
I then edit the video I've just filmed using iMovie. I add our social media names on screen and leave the link to everything you’ll need in the description.
Fortunately uploading the videos doesn’t take that long because I keep the videos short and sweet.
Facebook and LinkedIn
I share every blog post, youtube video etc on FaceBook and LinkedIn too, so if you haven't got a twitter account you can follow us there, so you’ll never miss a thing.
I get to connect with Bloggers and throughout November and December we have a lot of exciting guest posts booked in, I arrange with the Bloggers the titles and what they’re about and we set a deadline for the post to be in.
A lot of months in advance go into planning these blog posts and we are really proud of them.
Once I receive the blog posts I then proofread them for any spelling mistakes and then send it over to my wonderful boss Cauline ( shoutout to you, Cauline ) and she proofreads them too.
Then we upload the post every Thursday but I usually write them up, edit if needed and add hyperlinks to everything a few days before.
Updating Databases and processing orders
I get to update any book databases with the current up to date book information and ISBN numbers (there is a lot of technical talk here so I won't go into it all) and I put orders of books through and send them to very important people!
We have recently decided to run a monthly competition called Reviewer Of The Month, this competition is for our Book reviewers only so if you want to be in with a chance of featuring on our website, being named our ROTM and receiving a little prize then sign up here.
How ROTM works is we set a deadline for all book reviews to be in by, we then choose 3 of the top reviews with most detail and explanation in and we then pick our favourite one. (Sometimes the authors are going to help too, how exciting!)
And then I like to finish my day with a hot drink, preferably a hot chocolate and reading one of ETA’s brilliant books, you can find our books here.