Your platform is your public profile—your means of communication with your fans. Agents and publishers will look at a writer’s platform before deciding whether to take him or her on as a client. They need to know that you, the author, are doing everything it takes to make a name for yourself.
Where do you begin?
1. Social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.
2. Build a website.
4. Join online writing communities.
5. Give readings of your work.
7. Write for other markets.
Take some time to think about who you are as a writer. You are a brand—make sure you know what that brand is and whom you’re selling it to.