A Definition of Author Platform

Jane FriedmanDid you know that the success of your book depends on how well you’ve developed your author platform? So what does it mean to create/build an author platform?

Well, it’s not about self-promotion or bringing attention to yourself & it’s certainly not something you can create overnight.

An author and or publisher can establish an author platform by using any number of things such as visibility, authority, proven reach & target audience.

You can read more about what an Author Platform IS and IS NOT from Jane Friedman’s (@JaneFriedman on Twitter) excellent article. She defines what an author platform is and how to help create/build it:

http://janefriedman.com/2012/03/13/author-platform-definition/

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Eric is a #1 International Bestselling Author, Ghost Publisher & Book Marketing Coach. He helps struggling content creators navigate the often-confusing publishing and book marketing process and shortens the time it takes to become a published author. More specifically, Eric helps writers, bloggers & authors find their tribe, build their platform, share their message & make a difference by transforming their message into a bestselling book. Hundreds of authors have benefited from his advice by publishing their own books successfully.

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