Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author

Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author

by Chuck Sambuchino

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599635750
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 11/23/2012
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 602,089
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer's Digest Books and edits the Guide to Literary Agents. He is the author of books such as Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd Edition , and How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Principles of Platform

Chapter 1 What Is Platform? 6

Chapter 2 The Necessity of Platform 11

Chapter 3 The 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform 36

Chapter 4 Choosing your Niche 73

Chapter 5 Platform for Fiction and Memoir 79

The Mechanics of Platform

Chapter 6 Platform Avenues: Which should you Choose? 92

Chapter 7 Your Website: The Foundation 99

Chapter 8 Your Blog: The Extension 109

Chapter 9 Your Newsletter: The Outreach 125

Chapter 10 Article and Column Writing 132

Chapter 11 Public Speaking 142

Chapter 12 Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, and more 153

Chapter 13 A Side Dooss to Platform 169

Author Case Studies

Ethan Gilsdorf (Memoir) 178

Mignon Fagarty (Nonfiction-Popular Reference) 185

Mary Kole (Nonfiction-Writing Reference) 191

Gina Holmes (Fiction-Inspirational) 198

Cal Newport (Nonfiction-Education) 203

Lissa Rankin, M.D. (Nonfiction-Health) 208

Brette Sember (Nonfiction-Cooking, Lifestyle, Finance, and More) 215

Billy Coffey (Fiction-Inspirational) 218

Susan Hendesson (Fiction-Mainstream) 222

Amy Julia Becker (Memoir) 227

Sarah Pekkanen (Fiction) 233

Christelyn Karazin (Nonfiction-Self-Help/Relationships) 240

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Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
edoll More than 1 year ago
Was very helpful and encouraging for a not-so-techy old gal.
StephanieCarroll More than 1 year ago
I received my copy of “Create Your Writer Platform” a couple days ago and I am devouring it! I’ve been building my platform for about two years now, but I know it can be better. I’m finding so many great ideas on how to improve from this book, and I’m only half-way through. Thank you to Chuck for writing this and so many other fabulous resources for writers. 
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