Q&A: Chuck Sambuchino on the Writer’s Platform

December 10, 2012

Whether you’re looking to self-publish or go the traditional publishing route, your writer’s platform — aka how you’ll sell the book — is more important than ever. So it was smart for Chuck Sambuchino, who has become an expert on the topic of platform, to write a book about it. Chuck was here a year […]

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Why I don’t want to be friends on Facebook

February 16, 2011

I’ve received a lot of friend requests on Facebook lately. Most are from people I’ve connected with through Twitter or other online forums, or public relations types who know me from my day job as a reporter. But I don’t want to be friends with those people on Facebook. It’s not because those people aren’t […]

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Platform vs. online presence = one and the same?

August 4, 2010

I hate all the emphasis in the publishing world on “platform.” I even hate the word itself. I think it takes away from what writers should be focusing on: writing. But the reality is, platform is important. I get that. I get that platform is vital to selling books. Yet I wonder if we’re all […]

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