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Building an Author Platform: Concepts

I wanted to present to you a radical way of looking at what you might be trying to do as an author, by means of an image which will attempt to incorporate all of the key elements of what ‘being an author’ is all about, including what we call an ‘author platform’. But doing so may challenge some preconceptions that you might have about the whole activity of writing, both on an intimate level and in the way in which you ‘go to market’ and try to get readers to read your work.

Let’s see how far you are willing to track with me on this.

I’d like you to imagine a series of six concentric circles, in orbit around a core.