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Sell Your First Book & Develop a Successful and Sustainable Writing Career
Before you can land a book dealbefore you can even attract the interest of agents and editorsyou 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 platformAn economical approach to self-promotion (no need to spend thousands)A clear way to uncover your strengths and weaknesses as an authorThe strategies that are essential (or not) to online promotionA 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 altogetherand Get Known Before the Book Deal is the only comprehensive book that shows you how.
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.