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Enter your first name and email, and I'll send my report on how to establish an author platform. If you're new to publishing, you need to think about having an author platform at the same time you're writing your book. I explain why in this 64-page pdf.

    Here's what you'll learn:
      • why finding readers should be top-of-mind, even when you're still writing;
      • how the Big 5 New York publishers create buzz for their authors;
      • why getting a book up on Amazon doesn't guarantee success;
      • how graphics, email, and organizational tools can make marketing your book less of a chore;
      • why knowing how and where to find avid readers will give you a leg up when it comes time to launch your book;
      • and much, much more.

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