For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
The term author platform is popping up all over the place, but what exactly is an author platform? Essentially, your platform is based on your expertise--a specific nonfiction topic about which you write or your genre and unique voice/style as a fiction author. Having a strong author platform is becoming increasing important in marketing your books or even landing a deal with a major publisher.
Here are my 15 favorite ways to develop your author platform:
Sorry I haven't been more active on my blog. I just got out of the hospital (mental) after being struck by a 2X4 board (figuratively) in the middle of the forehead. You see, for years I have been marketing my books (on gymnastics and cheerleading) primarily to club owners and coaches.
Recently, the imaginary 2X4 described above, whacked me in the head and the realization struck me that my real market was the Mom's. What mother wouldn't pay $19.95 for a book that…Continue
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Glad to be here. I joined this group to learn, network, and of course promote my forthcoming book,
'Notes From the MotherShip~Naked Invisibles'!
Please feel free to drop me a comment. I welcome your thoughts.
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The Internet can be one of the most effective ways to market a book (if you know what you are doing). Unfortunately, many authors don't know how to use the Internet to their advantage. I have been marketing on the Net for many years and make my living from doing so. I have written and developed a great resource that addresses a lot of the areas you need to know about to gain visibility, credibility and revenues from your Internet presence. To access go to…Continue
Four days after the launch of my controversial assisted suicide novel Whale Song, it made Amazon'ca's bestseller list. What a thrill! And I have been told that the first print run has nearly sold out. Then to top it all off, some major Hollywood film producers requested to see Whale Song and a package was sent out 2 weeks ago. I think that makes about half a dozen Hollywood film companies interested.
I am in 'mega marketing mode'…Continue
Yesterday, Friday 20th, I visited the Globeforum in Stockholm. On a round table meeting "female entrepreneurs as role models" I was introduced as a role model!
I felt of course honoured but I wanted to tell the audience that I am not a good role model for anybody. I am always striving for something new, always trying to learn something, always having big goals and I sincerely believe I can make a difference in making this world a better place to live and to contribute to world…Continue
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For authors who want to speak, and speakers who want to write...or…
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"You get what you order" is the motto of my book "The Winning Helix".
Last week I received, once again, evidence this to be true.
I try to live according my own teachings and focus my energy there where I can win. Creativity, networking, helping others, trying to do everything I can to promote world peace are among those areas where I want to use my energy.
So last week I received a VIP invitation to the Globeforum in Stockholm as a "Global Influential Female Leader"!!!!…Continue
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Someone in the film industry asked me to do a “pitch and a “treatment” for my novel, Horizons Past ( http://www.horizonspast.com ). He has a couple of ideas to try to get it into development as a movie. I had some notion of what a pitch is, but I’d never heard of a treatment. Fortunately, he gave me some examples and illustrations to follow. But I decided to buy Writing Treatments That Sell, by Kenneth Atchity and Chi-Li Wong to…Continue
Today was my Amazon campaign. What a crazy day. Everything that could go wrong did. One of my JV partners with a list of 50,000, had problems with his email system and could'nt send any emails out today. Then another JV partner ,who uses the same system, had the same problem! I happen to use this system too,so I sent frantic emails to tech support. Finally around 7:00 pm they were able to resolve some of the issues. But I don't think the partner with the 50,000 emails has all of the problems…Continue