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Platform and marketing go hand in hand. But when you're a lone writer, searching for that elusive contract or interested agent, marketing can seem like something far off down the road. However, establishing a web presence and a platform can give you a head start in the marketing game.
In the past, I've blogged about some helpful books for authors thinking ahead to establishing their platform.
So along with those books, here are a few links to give you a better understanding of platform in the pre-published world:
If you're unpublished at this point, what are you doing right now that could help with publicity and marketing down the road? What do you hope to do in the near future? If you're already published, what do you wish you had done earlier on in your writing career?