Getting over your Author Platform Jitters

Many authors, especially new authors, are nervous about building their author platform. Whether your nerves come from shyness or the size of this gargantuan task, there’s no denying that your author platform is vital to your success as a published author.

Let’s look at it this way. You’ve dreamed of becoming a published author for years now, but why? Let’s face it; it’s not for the money. If you wanted to see your book bound and on a shelf you could have had the pages bound in hardcover for a lot less trouble than all of the work that goes into finding an agent, editing, working with an editor, editing again and then finally getting your book published. You want to be published on a larger scale so that your message can be heard. Building your author platform helps you to ensure that your story connects with readers the way you always dreamed it would. Continue reading “Getting over your Author Platform Jitters”

Building Your Author Platform

Contrary to popular belief, building your author platform is not the same thing as marketing. It’s all about networking and creating a community of people who believe in the same things your book is saying. If you were to write a young adult contemporary romance, your community might contain young adults with a belief in love at first sight or a weakness for a good ol’ fashioned love story, publishing professionals who specialize in young adult romances, and other authors in the same genre. Continue reading “Building Your Author Platform”