Day 22 of NaNoProMo (created by Rachel Thomson) offers more insight on how to develop your author platform. Again, we here at FyreSyde believe in building a platform much earlier than when you hold your book in your hand.
Check out this post by Alexa Bigwarfe, a leading name in the publishing industry about how to begin building your platform.
There is nothing worse than doing all the things to have a well-written, edited, fantastic book that completely flops when you launch it. That’s all of our biggest fears as writers, right? Okay, creatives have a lot of fears, but this one: “What if nobody buys my book?” is at the top of the list.
Many writers think the hardest part about publishing a book is the writing, the editing, and all of the steps to produce and publish a high-quality book.
Once you’re done with that – you market!
Alexa Bigwarfe, How To Grow Your Author Platform
Uh oh. The realization quickly sets in that either you don’t really know your target audience and where to find them, or you haven’t spent the time growing an audience of true fans.
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