A Framework for Thinking About Author Platform

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of participating in an online Google Hangout with the Bay Area Bloggers, hosted by Anne Hill and Suzanna Stinnet.

The conversation focused primarily on author platform. We discussed its evolution, its purpose in your career, and how you can decide what efforts are worth your time—plus the value of collaborating with other authors.

If you don’t see the video embedded above, click here to watch the 30-minute conversation at YouTube.

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Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has more than 15 years of experience in the book and magazine publishing industry, with expertise in digital media and the future of authorship. She speaks around the world at events such as BookExpo America, Frankfurt Book Fair, and Digital Book World, and has keynoted writing conferences such as The Muse & The Marketplace. She currently teaches digital media and publishing at the University of Virginia. Find out more.
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  2. Jane, I’m still cooking on how we can build better and better bridges between authors, publishing vehicles, and the older, in-place publishing world. I’m glad we had a chance to put our heads together briefly, and look forward to sharing more possibilities in the future. Thanks so much for spending time with us!

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  4. Thanks for hosting this wonderful Google Hangout with Jane Friedman. I actually liked the idea of authors grouping together and started a FB group called, “Gutsy Indie Publishers” where we’re over 170 indie authors, PR people, editors, etc., helping one another. Please join if you’d like as we all share what works and our problems etc. Plus Jason Matthews has a wonderful Monday show for indie authors on Google Hangouts. Thanks, Sonia

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