Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Building Your Author Platform by Tiffany Shand - Book Review
Building Your Author Platform by Tiffany Shand is a concise, to-the-point book with each page covering important information for both new and established authors.
The 28-page book – or pamphlet – covers a number of issues authors face when starting out, or at least when it comes to the world of social media.
Shand builds on her own mistakes and misconceptions when she started out building her own author platform, allowing her to tell the reader what she has done and how this has worked – or hasn't worked – out for her.
For me, there were a lot of things that I knew from reading, researching and from studying digital marketing.
"An author platform, as the name suggests, is a launch site from where all your book marketing takes place…from a website, social media to readership…It is a direct link to your readers."
Shand also tackles the pros and cons of several aspects of creating an author platform such as having your own website and even provides links to help authors build their own sites or blogs.
There is a whole chapter dedicated to social media and another to the different types of e-book retailers.
"An author platform is something that is forever growing and changing and something you will never stop building. It's part of your long-term strategy and almost everything you do related to your book business."
According to the cover this is book 1 in a series on the same topic of creating an author platform.
Overall, Building Your Author Platform by Tiffany Shand is a highly informative, recommended and encouraging book that can at least put authors on the right track towards building their name and brand.
Overall rating: 5 stars
Earlier in 2017, I reviewed Tiffany Shand's Betrayed by Blood, the first instalment in The Amaranthine Chronicles.
I'll also be taking part in a tour for Shand in June – my stop is Tuesday, 13 June – where I feature the author's new book and an interview.
Note: I received a free copy of Building Your Author Platform by Tiffany Shand in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
Tiffany Shand started writing short stories when she was a child. She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.
Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance. She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and love helping writers to build their author platforms.
After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s, she is now a freelance writer and professional editor.
Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.