Tuesday, September 1, 2015

REVIEW of THE AUTHOR'S PLATFORM by BARB DROZDOWICH

THE AUTHOR'S PLATFORM
Barb Drozdowich
Genre: Nonfiction, Book Marketing

SUMMARY (from publisher)
'The Author’s Platform' will help you create, understand and use a powerful author platform to sell books!

Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich will steer you through the technology behind book marketing without all the techno-speak. She has helped many authors just like you build an author platform that engages readers and builds sales.

This book will help you decode the mystery behind building a powerful author brand and navigating the social media platforms essential to publishing success 'The Author’s Platform' teaches you why you need the various facets of the author platform to build visibility. Barb uses a simple analogy, Operation Book, to help you understand the steps to successful book marketing in the media age. She covers:

The Difference between a Website and a Blog
The Important Items Your Blog Should Contain
The Nine Essential Social Media Platforms
Newsletters
Amazon’s Author Central and many more

With simple-to-follow steps, Barb will help you create, understand and use an Author Platform to support your career.

REVIEW
This short, no-frills book is just what busy authors to help them create platforms for marketing their books. You won't have to wade through personal stories, self-promoting testimonials, or tangents about writer's block and reaching for the stars. Instead, you get real life experience and practical tips.

Most writers really enjoy writing, but they're not generally big fans of promotion and marketing. A guide like this, one with practical, small-step ideas that you can realistically incorporate into your busy days, can be a lifesaver.

I especially appreciate the fact that Drozdowich has tried all of these platform ideas out herself. She has put in the time, tested the software and social media outlets, and passed on her recommendations. This saves authors enormous amounts of time. You don't have to learn by trial and error. You can count on the expertise of someone who has already done the homework.

I recommend The Author's Platform to authors who are taking on the challenge of promoting their books. Start with one or two of Drozdowich's ideas. Little by little you'll build up your platform and sell some books!

Author Bio
Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance – mostly Regency.

She is the author of 6 books and over 20 YouTube videos all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.

Author Website: http://barbdrozdowich.com
YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1HOX2Sm
Tech Hints Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/DfCRj
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1SA1aL9

The author is giving away a digital copy of The Author’s Platform!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Very much appreciated!

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