Get Known Before the Book Deal Use Your Personal Strengths to Grow an Author Platform

ISBN-10: 158297554X
ISBN-13: 9781582975542
Edition: 2008
Authors: Christina Katz
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.70" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Becoming visible is more crucial to landing a book deal than ever, according to agents and editors in every facet of the publishing industry. Simply churning out a book isn't enough. Aspiring authors need to develop a marketing platform in order to get noticed. This book empowers writers to take charge of their writing careers and partner with agents, editors and publishers. Introverts and extroverts alike will find effective and diverse strategies for growing their platform in their areas of expertise in ways that complement their own style and pace of working. From developing a readership, to increasing the odds of a book deal, to having a greater impact on book sales, this book is every aspiring writer's guide to success in the world of publishing.

Christina Katz has been teaching writers to cultivate thriving writing careers for the past decade. She is the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal and Writer Mama, both from Writer?s Digest Books. In addition to writing books and articles, Christina publishes a weekly e-zine, The Prosperous Writer, hosts The Northwest Author Series, and coaches a hundred writers a year. Her website is www.christinakatz.com. She lives in Wilsonville, Oregon.

What's Your Platform?
Platform Ready
Become Visible
Quiz Yourself
Swap Shoes
Handle the Truth
Cultivate Your Expertise
Craft Your Niche (for Fiction Writers)
Meet Your Readership
Align with Your Audience
Get Geisty
Delve into Integrity
Think Productive
Ditch Your Resistance
Act from Passion
Get Some Input
Style It Real
Platform Set
Join in
Connect with Others
Volunteer Up
Teach to Learn
Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Make an Appearance
Host Something
Get Articles in Print
Offer a Service
Platform Grow
Name Game
Identity Quest
Tag-a-Long
Sign Off with Style
Build a Bio
Mission: Possible
Be Camera Friendly
Tally Up Testimonials
Broadcast Your Blog
Hang Your Web Shingle
Relay the Latest News
One-Page It All
Afterword: An Inside Job
Recommended Resources
Index

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