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Author Platforms

How to Use a Time Machine to Create Your Author Platform

Katie Davis | Posted 05.07.2015 | Small Business
Katie Davis

Recently I created a survey to help more writers market their books. In exchange, I offered free marketing lessons. I asked one mandatory question in exchange for the lessons, and had one optional fill-in-the-box spot in case anyone had a question.

5 Tips for Scoring a Book Deal (on Top of a Little Luck)

Brooke Warner | Posted 04.13.2015 | Books
Brooke Warner

There's a certain kind of drive some writers have that's beyond patience and insistence and stamina. These writers have a deep knowledge that their books will get published -- somehow, some way.

Ways to Use Your Character as a Setting and Help Build Your Platform

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.30.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

Hope C. Clark's latest mystery, Murder on Edisto, uses setting for depth, and it has become her brand to place fiction in a real place. The locals of...

Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

Brooke Warner | Posted 11.30.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

I've spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform, but about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.

How to Play Big and All the Way Out There When You Want to Be an Author

Brooke Warner | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Brooke Warner

In traditional publishing, failing means not earning out your advance. In self-publishing, failing could be taken to mean not earning back your expenses. But the question then needs to be: over what period of time?

The Dirty Secret of Author Platform (Hint: It's Difficult)

Dan Blank | Posted 05.19.2013 | Books
Dan Blank

No one is more motivated to communicate the value of your book more than you, the author. Why should you consider building an author platform now? Because it takes time to develop meaningful relationships and trust with others.

Fans, Friends, and Followers: How to Build a Solid Author Platform That Sells More Books, Part Two

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

Now that you know what you need to do to identify your platform, it's a matter of expanding it. But where to start?

Blogs To Books: Success In Finding Your Niche

Copyblogger | Larry Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

First, let's get one thing out of the way. A blog alone, no matter how popular, isn't enough to score you a book contract. It's not quite that simple....