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.