Monday, September 7, 2015

Book Review: The Author's Platform By Barb Drozdowich

The Author’s Platform
By Barb Drozdowich
Genre: Nonfiction, Book Marketing

Creating buzz for your book and your career as an author just got easier.

'The Author’s Platform' will help you create, understand and use a powerful author platform to sell books!

Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich will steer you through the technology behind book marketing without all the techno-speak. She has helped many authors just like you build an author platform that engages readers and builds sales.

This book will help you decode the mystery behind building a powerful author brand and navigating the social media platforms essential to publishing success 'The Author’s Platform' teaches you why you need the various facets of the author platform to build visibility. Barb uses a simple analogy, Operation Book, to help you understand the steps to successful book marketing in the media age. She covers:

The Difference between a Website and a Blog
The Important Items Your Blog Should Contain
The Nine Essential Social Media Platforms
Amazon’s Author Central and many more

˃˃˃ With simple-to-follow steps, Barb will help you create, understand and use an Author Platform to support your career.

My Review

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 start building the foundation of your author platform. Also, I don't think it's a bad idea for seasoned authors to check out this book because social media platforms are constantly changing and upgrading, so I think any author could benefit from this book. I am looking forward to the next book on this series.

Author Bio 

Social Media and Wordpress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ 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 publishing world. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance – mostly Regency.

She is the author of 6 books and over 20 YouTube videos all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.

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1 comment:

Sugarbeat said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about my book! Your comments are really appreciated!