Marketing & Creating a Platform

© Mirka Hokkanen

Maybe you're a published author. Maybe you're a writer trying to get published. Either way, you're going to need a platform. If you're looking to build a platform, you've come to the right place! 

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The New Author's Platform: What Writer's Need to Know  

Marketing & Promotion

Life Post-Publication

Josh Funk Shares Powerhouse Marketing Strategies

The Ultimate Guide to Book Marketing  

How to Promote a Young Adult Novel on Social Media

7 Ways to Market Books to Children

Pointers from two Publicity & Marketing Experts

Need to Ask an Author for a Blurb? Here's the Secret Formula to Yes

3 Do's for Getting Reviews (and 4 Don'ts)

How to Build Your Brand in 3 Easy Steps So You Can Sell More Books

Before You Market Your Book, Set Your Objectives 

How to Amplify a BookBub Deal as a Traditionally Published Author

How Publicity Works (Advice from Agent Kate McKean)

Resources and Tips for Creating Virtual Events (American Bookseller Association)

Making a Simple Book Trailer Using iMovie

Katya Stec: Book Trailers & Narration Service for Authors (sample reels here)

3 Things Your Traditional Publisher is Unlikely to Do

18 Ideas for a Successful Book Launch

Don't Stop with the Book Launch

The Truth About Book Launches

Book Marketing: A Blueprint for your Book Launch

Cover Reveal Checklist: How to Run One & What to Update After

Debut Author Lessons

Debut Year Tips (Twitter thread)

How to Set up a Book Tour: Part 1

Reaching Readers: Engaging Kids at Book Events

Giveaways to Market a Book

Video Idiot Boot Camp with Katie Davis If you're a writer, you need to be making videos. Think it's hard? Well, Katie Davis assures us that it is not, in her Video Boot Camp!

Making a Living

How Writers Can Earn More

Julie Hedlund's- How To Make Money As a Writer


Create Your Writer Platform, by Chuck Sambuchino

Debut/Marketing Year Groups

Roaring Twenties: YA & MG authors debuting in 2020 #roaring20s

Soaring Twenties: debut trade PB authors in 2020 #soaringPB20s

Perfect2020PBs: debut PB authors in 2020 #Perfect2020PBs

2020 Debut Crew: debut PBs in 2020 #2020DebutCrew

2020VisionsPBs: PB authors in 2020 #2020visionsPBs

2020 Comeback Crew: new releases from your favorite PB, CB, and MG authors & illustrators in 2020

YA + MG 2020 Graduate Students: Facebook support group for kid lit authors with non-debut books coming out in 2020

New Readers Rock 2020: authors & illustrators of chapter books, graphic novels, and other works for early readers coming out in 2020

The21ders: traditionally published MG & YA authors debuting in 2021 #The21ders

2021 Picture Book Debuts: traditionally published picture book authors & illustrators debuting in 2021

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