The Marketing Platform: The Writer’s Best Friend and Worst Nightmare

Friday, August 22, 2008

Modern Authors Need a Platform in Order to Get Published

PlatformUnless you are beyond doubt the best author in a century and all the stars align in your favor, a platform for a writer isn’t just a help: it’s a necessity. Let’s face it, anyone with a computer and the drive to sit in front of it can write a book these days. Technology has eliminated a monumental hurdle that kept would-be writers’ thoughts firmly in their heads. To compensate, technology has also made it possible for more books to be published every year. These two events would seem to cancel each other out, but unfortunately the sheer volume of work submitted to agents and publishers is staggering and technology hasn’t eliminated the need for a human being to read through all of it.

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