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Create Your Writer Platform

Create Your Writer Platform

The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author

  • Author: Chuck Sambuchino
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781599635750
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
  • View: 7263
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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

Build Your Author Platform

The New Rules: A Literary Agent s Guide to Growing Your Audience in 14 Steps

  • Author: Carole Jelen,Michael McCallister
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1939529298
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 384
  • View: 2998
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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.

The Christian Writer's Market Guide 2014

The Christian Writer's Market Guide 2014

Your Comprehensive Resource for Getting Published

  • Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1414390513
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 400
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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

The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life

An Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers

  • Author: Stephanie Vanderslice
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1350023574
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 184
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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

The Christian Writer's Market Guide 2015-2016

Everything You Need to Get Published

  • Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1404103139
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 512
  • View: 6494
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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

Get Known Before The Book Deal

Get Known Before The Book Deal

Use Your Personal Strengths To Grow An Author Platform

  • Author: Christina Katz
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781582975542
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 272
  • View: 8880
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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.

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire

The Writer's Guide to Marketing and Publicity

  • Author: Rob Eagar
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781599634210
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 284
  • View: 1608
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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.

Sh#t Your Ego Says

Sh#t Your Ego Says

  • Author: James McCrae
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 1401951201
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 208
  • View: 3654
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“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.

Build Your Author Platform

Build Your Author Platform

The New Rules: A Literary AgentÕs Guide to Growing Your Audience in 14 Steps

  • Author: Carole Jelen,Michael McCallister
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1939529255
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6987
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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.

On Writing

On Writing

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743455967
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 297
  • View: 5207
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

The Author Training Manual

The Author Training Manual

Develop Great Ideas, Craft Exceptional Books, and Become the Author Publishers Want to Work With

  • Author: Nina Amir
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781599631455
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
  • View: 6597
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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.

Blogging for Writers

Blogging for Writers

How Authors and Writers Build Successful Blogs

  • Author: Robin Houghton
  • Publisher: Ilex Press
  • ISBN: 9781781572139
  • Category: Blogs
  • Page: 176
  • View: 5562
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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.

You Should Really Write a Book

You Should Really Write a Book

How to Write, Sell, and Market Your Memoir

  • Author: Regina Brooks,Brenda Lane Richardson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0312609345
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 290
  • View: 950
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A strategic guide for aspiring authors who are looking to write commercially viable memoirs offers insight into today's dynamic publishing world, covering such topics as social networking, modern promotional methods and viable memoir categories. By the author of Writing Great Books for Young Adults. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Perennial Seller

Perennial Seller

The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts

  • Author: Ryan Holiday
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0143109014
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9447
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Explores how some works and artists achieve longevity when most disappear after initial success.

The Making of Jane Austen

The Making of Jane Austen

  • Author: Devoney Looser
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421422832
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1592
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Just how did Jane Austen become the celebrity author and the inspiration for generations of loyal fans she is today? Devoney Looser’s The Making of Jane Austen turns to the people, performances, activism, and images that fostered Austen’s early fame, laying the groundwork for the beloved author we think we know. Here are the Austen influencers, including her first English illustrator, the eccentric Ferdinand Pickering, whose sensational gothic images may be better understood through his brushes with bullying, bigamy, and an attempted matricide. The daring director-actress Rosina Filippi shaped Austen’s reputation with her pioneering dramatizations, leading thousands of young women to ventriloquize Elizabeth Bennet’s audacious lines before drawing room audiences. Even the supposedly staid history of Austen scholarship has its bizarre stories. The author of the first Jane Austen dissertation, student George Pellew, tragically died young, but he was believed by many, including his professor-mentor, to have come back from the dead. Looser shows how these figures and their Austen-inspired work transformed Austen’s reputation, just as she profoundly shaped theirs. Through them, Looser describes the factors and influences that radically altered Austen’s evolving image. Drawing from unexplored material, Looser examines how echoes of that work reverberate in our explanations of Austen’s literary and cultural power. Whether you’re a devoted Janeite or simply Jane-curious, The Making of Jane Austen will have you thinking about how a literary icon is made, transformed, and handed down from generation to generation.

What's Your Book?

What's Your Book?

A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

  • Author: Brooke Warner
  • Publisher: She Writes Press
  • ISBN: 1938314069
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 240
  • View: 6289
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What's Your Book? is an aspiring author’s go-to guide for getting from idea to publication. Brooke Warner is a publishing expert with thirteen years’ experience as an acquiring editor for major trade houses. In her book, she brings her unique understanding of book publishing (from the vantage point of coach, editor, and publisher) to each of the book's five chapters, which include understanding the art of becoming an author, getting over common hurdles, challenging counterproductive mindsets, building an author platform, and ultimately getting published. Brooke is known for her straightforward delivery, honest assessments, and compassionate touch with authors. What's Your Book? contains the inspiration and information every writer needs to publish their first or next book.

The Destiny Formula

The Destiny Formula

Find Your Purpose. Overcome Your Fear of Failure. Use Your Natural Talents and Strengths to Build a Successful Life

  • Author: Ayodeji Awosika
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781522827849
  • Category:
  • Page: 162
  • View: 7062
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Do you feel stuck in your circumstances? Do you have big dreams, but lack the right strategy to reach your goals?If you answered yes to either of these questions, read more to learn about what this book can do for you.This book is for: People who know there's more to life than the "cookie-cutter" options laid out for us. People who know what they want from life, but feel a bit "stuck," and need an extra push to reach their goals. People who have big dreams for their lives, but keep getting sidetracked. People who are motivated, but need direction and guidance in finding their life's purpose. Look, the purpose of this book isn't just to get you "hyped up." If you're completely lazy with no ambition there isn't a book out there that can help you.This book is for people who know deep down they could be doing more and need some strategies to get where they truly want to be. I've been in your position. I know how you feel. You set goals and fall short.You have big dreams and you know it's possible to achieve them, but they intimidate you. You've been following the conventional path and you know it doesn't suit you at all. You know you have the talent and ability to succeed, but you need to create a plan that will finally work. Are you the type of person who is willing to invest in yourself and your future?I know what you might be saying to yourself... "Is this book worth it?"If all this book did was give you a useful strategy to kick your procrastination habits and make real progress towards your goals....would it be worth it? If all this book did was give you that much needed kick in the pants for you to "snap out of it," and get back on track...would it be worth it? If all this book did was help you find more clarity about what you should do with your life...would it be worth it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I think the answer to whether or not you should invest in yourself and buy this book is clear. What's stopping you from living the life of your dreams?Scroll up to the top and select "Buy now with one click."

The Business of Being a Writer

The Business of Being a Writer

  • Author: Jane Friedman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022639333X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 368
  • View: 646
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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

How to Self-Publish Your Book

How to Self-Publish Your Book

  • Author: Carla King
  • Publisher: Public Broadcasting Service
  • ISBN: 1627640010
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7904
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Did you ever consider self-publishing your own book but were daunted by the complex process of actually doing it? Self-published author and expert Carla King gives a simple step-by-step guide to self-publishing your book as an e-book or print book. Plot your success by choosing the reputable tools and services recommended here, along with techniques that will help your book succeed in the market that you choose.

The Writer's Guide to Wattpad

The Writer's Guide to Wattpad

The Comprehensive Guide to Building and Sustaining a Successful Career

  • Author: Benjamin Sobieck
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781440352935
  • Category:
  • Page: 256
  • View: 7383
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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.