Now THIS is what I CALL an About Me!

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Setting up an Author Platform

Setting up an Author Platform by Nicholas C. Rossis

Nicholas C. Rossis

Writing a book is hard enough, but marketing it can rapidly become a daunting task.  After months of searching, trying, failing and learning new tips, I discovered that any author, self published or traditionally published, should create an author platform where they promote their books across different media and through various channels.

Brooke Warner has posted a beautiful pie chart of what an author platform is made of on The Write Life.  The post examines what an editor is looking for in an author platform, in order to take them on.  In other words, what mix is deemed successful by editors.  However, I believe that the points she makes are valid for self-published authors, too; it’s just that in our case, we are not trying to impress an editor, but rather the general public.

So, what is the right mix for an author platform?

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You Need One Thousand No’s to Get a Yes

You Need One Thousand No’s to get a Yes by Rise Above

Adriana Ospina

If you’re going to be great, get some thick skin. Be so committed to your dream that the doubt waivers in it’s resolve.

Cynicism and judgment are in no short supply, creative, risk takers are an endangered species.

Save your tears for your dream. Don’t waste them on a no.


Idlers will always be jealous of the swiftest ones among us. They have all the time in the world to do just that – tempt and shadow the light.They don’t like the soulful stretch. Homeostasis is all that is and will ever be for them and we’re talking about a journey they’re not ready to take.

Count the No’s because the Yeses are soon to follow.

Like a levy breaking from the strain of the powerful waters so too do these blockages crumble before such truth of destiny.

Your dream is too bold to be quiet.

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