Creating an ‘author’s platform’ takes a lot of …

… time, energy and commitment, particularly if you’re an Indie; and it’s no use being a shrinking violet either, because inevitably you will be talking to strangers and … well …blowing your own trumpet or at least promoting your work.
A book-signing event involves all these things but even if it makes your toes curl it’s well worth the effort. Okay, you may not sell many books but it gets you publicity (tell your local paper/radio) and the next thing you know you’re being asked to give talks about the who what why and when of being an author and about your book(s).
This is when your platform begins to feel solid and then you start to build a readership … and that is what being published is all about – and it can be a lot of fun! Trust me.

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