To be honest I only really know what my guru Kristin Lamb told me in her fantastic books and blog posts, and what I’ve experienced myself.
I hope this example of what an author platform is will help you better than me defining the term. I’ve been following Liv Rancourt’s blog for a while. Please don’t ask how long because I have a confused sense of time, but it’s been over a year. The woman is a hoot, even when she has guestsposts she adds something interesting before handing over the reigns. Sometimes she talks about whats happening in her home and shares pictures. I enjoy reading her blog and miss it when she doesn’t post for a while.
On the left panel of her blog is the cover of her book. Every time I landed there I saw the cover. The first time I read the blurb I didn’t think it would be my cup of tea, but after readingher entertaining posts I bought the book. And guess what? I loved it. See my review here.
And that, my friends, is an author platform. Gaining readers and fans through innocuous presentations rather than begging them to buy your books. It works. I’m the proof.
What does the term author platform mean to you?