Friday, January 6, 2012

The 'New Author Platform'

I'm currently attempting to get my head around the concept of author platform - what it means, how it has changed, and what a working 'platform' is actually comprised of.
I found this post helpful in clarifying all of the above - it doesn't seem quite so scary now (unless I think about it for too just to get into it!).
Being a bit on the reclusive side, it's also enthusing me for 'the new' as opposed to the conventional expectations of traditional print publishing, as I'm grasping how much publicity and reader connection, even down to book signings, can now take place from the cosy on-the sofa seclusion of online presence and interaction.


  1. Thanks for that, Jo. That's a really interesting article and the comments are as useful as the post itself.

  2. Hi Joanna,
    You might be interested in reading my Writer's Digest books, Get Known Before the Book Deal and The Writer's Workout. I've been told they make the whole platform thing a whole lot more manageable. :)