A charming new bookstore, Le Book Nook, holds its grand opening on March 24th with a line-up of popular Stephens Press authors signing books throughout the day. Proprietors Rick and Tina have created a sweet little shop, designed for browsing and finding the perfect gift book or new read for your nightstand. Stop by and say hello!
Jane Friedman knows of what she speaks when it comes to anything book/writing/publishing related. Her excellent blog recently featured the best explanation of “author’s platform” I’ve seen.
Platform is more about putting in consistent, focused effort over the course of a career, and making incremental improvements in extending your network. It’s about making waves that attract other people to you—not about begging others to pay attention.
Her list of what a platform ISN’T should be required reading for all now and future authors.
Read the whole post here.