Archive for the 'Platform' Category

The Author Platform for the Novelist

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

“What? I need a platform? But I write fiction. Aren’t book proposals and platforms for people writing business and other commercial books?” Actually, when you decide to publish a book—whether nonfiction, fiction or a children’s book— you are entering into a business. If you want to succeed with your novel, you must prepare to take […]

The Value of Author Workshops

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Here’s something that few authors consider. I like to suggest that authors of nonfiction conduct workshops even before their book is a book. What are the benefits? • You will meet your potential readers face-to-face and learn what they truly need/want in a book on this topic. • You will begin to establish or add […]

Who Do You Think You Are?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

If you’re an author or you’re gearing up to become one, you’d better adopt an identification that will resonate with your readers. You’d better make yourself known in your field or genre. Why? With the huge increase in books coming out and ordinary people becoming authors—and I mean HUGE—the competition for book sales is fierce. […]

Four More Platform-Building Activities You Can Do NOW

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Four More Platform-Building Activities You Can Do NOW Excerpted from 50 Ways to Build Your Author Platform. A FREE ebook from 16: Participate in conferences. There are conferences in practically every topic. These are great venues for getting exposure for your book, meeting members of your potential audience and getting ideas for additional books […]

Platform-Building Activities

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Excerpted from my FREE ebook, 50 Ways to Establish Your Platform. Download your copy here: Begin These Platform-Building Activities Now It is never too soon to start the following eight platform-building activities. (Note: I’ll share four today and four tomorrow.) In fact, I recommend that you take action today and keep the momentum going […]

What is Your Author Platform?

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Your author platform is your: • Popularity • Level of Recognition among your potential audience • Prominence in your field or genre • Visibility—Reach within your field or genre • Level of Influence among your potential readers • Credibility in your field or genre It may consist of the following with regard to your field […]

Build Your Author Platform—50 Ways

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Now available for download FREE: 50 Ways to Establish Your Author Platform. Download your copy here: Click under FREE Ebook in the right column. Those of you, who have been reading my books, my articles and my nearly 2,000 blog posts, understand that if you have a published book, you must be prepared to […]

What is an Author Platform?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

You might consider it popularity, prominence, visibility and/or credibility. It may consist of experience, connections, skills, proficiencies and reputation. It is basically your reach—your following. It’s not so much who you know as who knows you with regard to the topic or genre of your book. How many people know you or know who you […]

Can Your Readers Find You?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

I meet authors occasionally who want help promoting their books. One of the first things I do is check to see what sort of presence they have on the Internet. What happens when you Google your name? How many legitimate results come up? If you are promoting a book, you and your book title should […]

Make Activities a Part of Your Platform

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

I read survey results yesterday indicating what I’ve been telling you for a while—personality sells books. Authors claim they sell more books through personal appearances than any other way. This might include the following: • Public speaking. • Workshops and presentations at appropriate conferences. • Setting up your own workshops. • Teaching adult education classes […]