“What’s That,” you ask? Well . . .
Yeah. As a creative person searching for an audience, you kind of need a platform. There are still publishers that deal with the promotional side, the platform building thing, but more often than not, they want you, Writer, to know your audience and to be capable of marketing yourself to them.
What I have learned in the time I’ve taken to build my own little platform is that my audience consists of people that share my interests. My books will most likely be interesting to people who share my love of music and romance.
Your audience consists of people like you, who like what you like.
There is a site that I love: Your Writer Platform. I get regular emails from them. I think that the author, Kimberly Grabas, has a lot great and useful advice. And since I am on the verge of beginning promotion for my second book, tentatively titled, Countdown To Chaos, I’ve been refreshing myself with much of the knowledge and advice gleaned from this site.
Knowledge is power. And power helps us eradicate fear.
The titles are pretty self-explanatory:
I urge you anyone who is writing or considering publication to look into this site, or some other sites like it. Get involved with other bloggers. Get social. Find out where people like you hang out and go there and tell them all about your awesome book.