Create Your Writer Platform

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599635755
Release Date: 2012-11-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating a platform isn't just beneficial--it's essential! In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. In Create Your Writer Platform, you'll learn: The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now. How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. "Old School" and "New School" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues. How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to Chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform.

Build Your Author Platform

Author: Carole Jelen
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781939529299
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Reference

A great book is no longer enough. An author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. Authors who are self-publishing have an even bigger need to build an engaged audience. Social media makes building the writer platform easier than ever, but, unfortunately, most authors struggle to get it right. How can authors create their unique platform, connect with followers, write a manuscript, and grow their business? In Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience. From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Employ successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and techniques used by marketing departments at major publishers, Build Your Author Platform is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.

Get Known Before The Book Deal

Author: Christina Katz
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 158297554X
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sell Your First Book & Develop a Successful and Sustainable Writing Career Before you can land a book deal—before you can even attract the interest of agents and editors—you need to be visible. How do you become visible? You develop a platform, or a way of reaching your readers. Everybody can develop a platform, and this book shows you how to do it while you're still writing. This book offers: A step-by-step approach to creating, growing, and nurturing a platform An economical approach to self-promotion (no need to spend thousands) A clear way to uncover your strengths and weaknesses as an author The strategies that are essential (or not) to online promotion A philosophy of authorship that leaves you confident, empowered, and equally partnered with agents, editors, and publishers (instead of waiting to be discovered) A diverse set of tools and methods for getting known (not just web-based tools or ideas for extroverts) After you read this book, you'll be able to answer the inevitable question: "What's your platform?" You'll learn the hows and whys of becoming visible and how to cultivate visibility from scratch. Best of all, you won't need any previous knowledge or experience to get started. Growing a writing career isn't just about landing one book deal and then scrambling like crazy. There is a more strategic and steady way to lay the groundwork so you can avoid scrambling altogether—and Get Known Before the Book Deal is the only comprehensive book that shows you how.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2014

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414390512
Release Date: 2014-01-31
Genre: Religion

For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. In addition to providing a wealth of tips and ideas for publishing in the Christian industry, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on hundreds of book publishers, periodicals, agents, conferences, contests, editorial services niche markets, self-publishing services, and more. This is the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer.

The Geek s Guide to the Writing Life

Author: Stephanie Vanderslice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350023574
Release Date: 2017-12-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The desire to create, to write, to fulfil our artistic dreams is a powerful human need. Yet the number of people who make a living solely by their pen is actually quite small. What does that mean for the rest of us, the self-described writing geeks, who are passionate about writing and who still want to sustain successful literary lives? What does it really mean to find time to build a rewarding writing life while pursuing a career, being a partner or raising a family, in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st-century? In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2015 2016

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781404103139
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Wherever an author is at on the spectrum of writing—from beginner to seasoned professional—this book will help them find what they are looking for. This is the must-have tool for getting noticed and published and the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer. Detailed listings for more than 180 book publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishers Detailed listings for more than 170 periodicals by category with rates of pay Detailed listings for literary agencies, writing contests, conferences, workshops, editorial services, and writers’ groups Extensive information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing 100 bonus pages filled with a wealth of how-to information, ideas, and tips

Blogging for Writers

Author: Robin Houghton
Publisher: Ilex Press
ISBN: 1781572135
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Blogs

The writers world has undergone a revolution in the last decade. With 30 million bloggers (in the US alone), many of whom consider themselves to be writers, blogging has brought the fiercest competition to the writing profession, but it is also something that a good writer, with a little guidance, can turn fully to their advantage. Blogging for Writers shows you how. Opening the door on this exciting world, it profiles the best and most imaginative writer-driven blogs and details how you can start your own blog and see it flourish. From which platform to use (Blogger, WordPress, etc) to setting up the perfect blog; from layout and design to getting the tone right; from social networking and getting noticed to finding a readership and liaising with publishers, Blogging for Writers lays out the fundamentals and then digs deeper, advising how to make your blog and your skills stand out from the pack and, essentially, bring the customers your way.

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire

Author: Rob Eagar
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 159963421X
Release Date: 2012-06-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Promote and Sell Your Work! You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available to get your book noticed and drive sales. You'll learn how to: Increase your book sales by driving readers to bookstores and online retailers Build a brand that makes your books stand out from the crowd Secure more media interviews and speaking engagements Connect with key influencers who spread word of mouth Create raving fans who buzz about your book on social media Ignite your confidence to sell more books and make more money as an author. Whether you're a first-timer or an old-hand, self-published or traditionally published, a novelist or non-fiction writer, this is the only marketing guide you'll ever need.

Marketing Your Book An Author s Guide

Author: Alison Baverstock
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408147979
Release Date: 2007-07-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Authors will benefit hugely from this practical book by seeing how effective they can be at helping to promote their own books. Alison Baverstock encourages authors to work with publishers and agents but also explains how to 'go it alone' for authors who plan to self publish. The book covers: how marketing works; what opportunities there are; how authors can help; how to get noticed; how to get local publicity, organise a launch event and keep the momentum going after publication. The book also provides authors with a real insight into the publishing process and contains illuminating interviews with everyone concerned: editors, marketing people and, most importantly, authors.

Social Media for Writers

Author: Tee Morris
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599639262
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Computers

Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google& --Publisher

Sh t Your Ego Says

Author: James McCrae
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 9781401951207
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Self-Help

“Don’t read this book,” your Ego says. “Your life could change. And that scares me.” Sometimes our worst failures lead to our greatest transformation. In 2012, James McCrae left behind a comfortable life in Minnesota and a successful career in advertising to move to New York City and pursue his dreams of being a writer. Soon after he arrived, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the eastern seaboard. New York City was underwater, and James —jobless and running out of money —was suddenly homeless. Fleeing to the island of Culebra for refuge, James sat alone on Flamenco Beach while his greatest doubts and insecurities rose to the surface. What he discovered was his Ego —and it had a lot of sh#t to say. This story of adventure, redemption, and transformation reminds us that we all have two voices inside us: the Ego and the Higher Self. The Ego is our reactive, attached mind that tells us we’re victims of circumstance. The Higher Self is our source of intuition and imagination that reminds us we’re the creators of our reality. Sh#t Your Ego Says exposes the battle between these voices. With arresting honesty and candid, compelling prose, James takes you through practical strategies for overthrowing your Ego and reclaiming a life of creativity and freedom. Whether you’re looking to achieve meaningful career success, improve your relationships, or unlock your imagination, this book provides a no-nonsense roadmap to living with purpose.

The Author Training Manual

Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599631458
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Anyone can publish a book, but if you want to become a successful author with a profitable publishing career, you need this step-by-step guide to help you develop book ideas that sell. Amir teaches you how to view your ideas through the eyes of acquisitions editors and literary agents.

The Writer s Guide to Wattpad

Author: Benjamin Sobieck
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1440352933
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Genre:

Engage with the Next Generation of Writers! Wattpad is an online storytelling community where users can post their writing, such as articles, stories, novels, fan fiction, and poems. This platform offers writers the chance to connect directly with readers, fans, and story enthusiasts. With the ability to release stories and chapters one at a time, authors can receive continual encouragement and real-time feedback on their work. The Wattpad staff supports successful writers through their Stars program, which provides them opportunities to work with successful brands, publish to print, connect to film and television industries, and more. The potential of Wattpad for writers is limitless, and, for the first-time ever, the staff, writers, and stars of Wattpad have created the guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through this platform. In The Writer's Guide to Wattpad, you'll learn how to: Get started using Wattpad, prepare your writing to be published, and develop a unique cover design. Interact with readers, use multimedia to enhance and tell stories, and leverage social media to create a stronger platform. Attract the attention of an agent or publisher and sell copies of your work elsewhere. Tap into the brand of Wattpad to understand their Stars Program, brand campaigns, and what success looks like. Written to be accessible to beginners and veterans alike, The Writer's Guide to Wattpad is your essential companion to navigating the Wattpad platform and brand, and leveraging your writing to millions of users worldwide.

Build Your Author Platform

Author: Carole Jelen
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781939529251
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Reference

A great book is no longer enough. Author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. An author platform is essential to making each book a success, and even more, becomes the power source for building bigger audiences for future books. Social media makes building the author platform easier than ever, but, unfortunately, most authors struggle to get it right. How can authors create their unique platform, connect with followers, write a manuscript, and grow their business? The answers and success strategies are all here in 14 steps. In Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience. From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Use successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost • Announce books that lead to increased sales Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules shows how to showcase your expertise, create book presence, and build an audience eager to buy. Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and advice from marketing departments at major publishers, Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.

Momentum

Author: Shama Hyder
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781942952268
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Searching for clarity amidst the chaos of digital marketing—plus better ROI? Today's online ecosystem can be summed up in one word: overwhelming. With new social media platforms popping up all the time and new technologies disrupting even the most “reliable” marketing strategies, business and nonprofit leaders and marketers are faced with the challenge of getting ahead in an environment that makes it seem impossible to keep up. Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age will help you figure out what’s important and what can safely be set aside. No matter your industry, if want to gain momentum for your marketing efforts—along with the just rewards—Momentum is the resource you’ve been waiting for. Based on her experience as CEO of The Marketing Zen Group and her work with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, Shama Hyder cuts through the complexity and explains the five essential principles required to develop a successful marketing plan that will withstand the digital world’s constant changes and result in real ROI: agility through analytics customer focus integration content curation cross-pollination Momentum will not only demystify the marketing landscape, but also show you how to spot opportunities to grow your organization and brand more easily and with more consistent results than you may have thought possible. Whether you’re a young business or an established company, Momentum will teach you how to thrive.