Creating a platform isn't just beneficial it's essential !
In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fearauthor and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. In Create Your Writer Platform , you'll learn:
- The definition of a platformand why you should start building one now.
- How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform.
- "Old School" and "New School" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues.
- How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir.
In addition to Chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writerlook no further than Create Your Writer Platform.
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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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Was very helpful and encouraging for a not-so-techy old gal.
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.