Building a Platform

Whether an agent is excited by my query and is able to sell Dragon Writer to a publisher or I decide to end the search for representation on this project and self publish, I will need a platform. That’s what they say, and they are right. There are a lot of articles regarding the benefits of building a platform for an author. What are the benefits for readers? I gave it some thought.

I like free things. So I’ve included the first chapter of Dragon Writer. Okay, it’s a very short first chapter. Maybe I should include a few more pages or perhaps serialize the story here - offering a different chapter every week. That’s a possibility.

I have a new Instagram site OurDailyDragon. I’ve started to share pictures of the dragons seen in every day life. Once I started to look around, it’s been amazing how often I see dragons. I’ve opened #ourdailydragon so readers can share their daily dragons. I need to promote the site. Maybe announce free downloads of the book when it’s ready?

I need to figure out how to get free Advanced Reader Copies of my book to readers to preview and review before it’s published.

It’s time to start thinking and planning.