What is an Author Platform?

What is an Author Platform?Your author platform is where you communicate your expertise or interest on a regular basis.  Having a successful platform means you are known for something.  Being known for something means your book about your area of expertise or interest has the potential to sell well.

Building an author platform takes time.  Ideally, you should build your platform 2 to 3 years before you publish your book.  In reality, however, many self-published authors decide to publish a book as a way to begin to build their platform. That’s OK; just know that if you have published a book and now are starting to build a platform, sales will be slow until your platform grows.

The most common building blocks of a good author platform are:

The particulars of the author platform will differ from author to author but your goal in building a platform is to create a large fan base of dedicated readers and develop a reputation in an area of expertise or genre.


5 thoughts on “What is an Author Platform?

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  2. Bryce

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