Tag: author platform
According to publishing expert Jane Friedman, when editors and agents say they’re looking to work with authors who have an existing platform, what they really mean is they’re searching for a writer “with visibility and authority who has proven reach to a target audience.”
Nowadays, “web presence” is a big part of telling your story as a writer. In fact, the majority of your readers will probably discover you and your writing online first.
Your book is riveting, but your author bio is a snooze. If you're afraid this describes you, don't be too hard on yourself; plenty of brilliant authors freeze up when it comes to writing about themselves in sound bites.
Build your author platform before your next book launch, so you can harness the power of potential buyers, industry contacts, and your entire web community.