Building an Author Platform

I presented the following information at a workshop hosted by the Palouse Writers Guild on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  The second part of the presentation will appear in a separate blog post.

WHAT IS AN AUTHOR PLATFORM?

Author Platform Definition: The ability to sell written content (books, short stories, magazine articles, etc) because of who you are or who you can reach.  Simply put, a platform is your visibility as an author in the communities in which you participate. Continue reading


Workshop: Author Platforms and Websites

Do you find the concept of promoting yourself as an author a daunting task?

Khaliela Wright will demystify the concept of an author platform and provide real world examples authors can employ to promote themselves and their work.  Her talk will cover avenues to publication, the importance of networking, effective use social media, publicity, and the necessity of an author website.  Judah Wright will lead a hands-on workshop in which authors will purchase their domain names, discuss options for website hosting, and build their own WordPress website, including choosing a theme, customizing your website, adding widgets and plugins, and building content.

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