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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Ideas to Get Your Platform Going

Here are some tools that will build up your platform quickly. And there’s more good news: they’ll impress a potential agent or acquiring editor.

Sell It Yourself

Many people publish a book to support, market, and expand their existing business. These people have a built-in platform through their client base. What is your corporate reach in this case? You may have national and even international outreach.

Create Your Own Website

Websites have become so de rigueur that they’re almost like a college degree: you need one before you can get your writing job. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to pay someone to get your site up and running. There are do-it-yourself website programs that are easy ...

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