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4.68  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Authors, tired of wasting valuable writing time?!

· Have no idea what to do with a blog, website, social media or newsletter?
· Dread the thought of learning more technology?
· Feel like you’re drowning in a technology swamp?
Let award winning technical trainer Barb Drozdowich save you time!

Why is Barb’s book different from all the others?
· Author Experience: Barb has worked s
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James Minter
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Authors
As an author I fully appreciate what Barb is saying in this book. Take anyone famous – pop star, actor, author, anyone - and what do they all have in common – a platform, a foundation upon which to build their chosen career. Our audience, readers in our case, are drawn to writers they have heard of, people who have been recommended, reviewed, and written about in the media. Apart from close family if you are lucky, the chances of anyone picking up your book – on-line or off line – is very slim, ...more
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about blogging/social media. Well, I learned a whole new list of basics that will make my online presence pay off with fans and followers. The "secrets" are really a few essential how-to points, like navigability on your blog, all that your Facebook Author Page can do--like link to my Goodreads and Pinterest accounts--and how to leverage Google+ (I'd shied away because I didn't "get" how to use it well or what it could do for me) now I know! I love my new awa ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Many useful tips for any author looking to create his or her online presence, one blog post at a time. The book has useful technical and content-related advice which is valuable especially if you are looking to create a reliable presence on the Internet. Recommended to any writer struggling to find an honorable easy way out of the Internet jungle.
Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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Sep 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good guide for authors into starting up your social presence. As a blogger and not a author I learned a lot about what goes into the decisions of whether a author should do a website or blog, the social media arena and what is good and bad about it all. I also learned about the restrictions of sites.

My area that I learned the most was the website vs. Blog. Here you learn the differences and also different sites to use. You learn about Blog and Wordpress. Tumblr and Weebly. You learn th
Sage Adderley-Knox
I felt Barb Drozdowich covered a lot of useful information in a simple format. I personally find a lot of how-to books to be so crammed with detailed info about the subject matter that the task of reading the book feels overwhelming, forget about remembering or learning anything. That is not a problem with The Author's Platform. It's the perfect guide for newbie authors who are trying to figure out the land of the author platform. From social media to websites and blogging, Barb explains how to ...more
Therese Hicks
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful and up-to-date (as far as I can tell!).
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a book that is integral for any author who is beginning to move from from dreamer to published. While sure, many of these principles have been floating out there in bits and pieces for a while there, Drozdwich has compiled everything into an easy to read handbook -- a true beginner's guide -- that organizes all those bits and pieces into concise chapters. It doesn't matter how much a writer knows, it's how well that writer can execute that knowledge. That's where Drozdowich comes in. She ...more
LeeAnn Bonds
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Breaking down and overwhelming project into bite-size bits!

This is a great overview for those beginning to build an author's platform. I am starting from just about scratch, and Ms. Drozdowich's down to earth style, practical tips and just-thorough-enough explanations are bumping up my confidence level. I can do this! But first I'm going to read the book again.
John Hawkins
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It sounds simple and helps me understand social media.
Ellen Krohne
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very informative!
Oct 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great book to help authors with their platforms. Nice to have a book that has the in's and out's and easy to read. ...more
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Barb can teach anyone to use WordPress. She is a voracious reader of Regency Romance, taxi driver, gourmet chef in training, and slave to a cute puppy.

Barb has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 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 p

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