No, I’m not talking about the shoes. I’ve been out of the querying mode for awhile. I’ve finally dusted off various manuscripts, took a great creative writing class through Arlington County (with Jean Russell), and feel like I’m ready to start the process again. And now, it seems the buzz word of the day is “platform.”
Platform – how are you doing to market your book? This used to be (back in the day, five years ago) a requirement generally for non-fiction writers. Now, it’s a good idea to include in a query some platform ideas. A blog? A website? Facebook? Twitter? Any other networks or contacts? Are you willing to host book readings or teach workshops?
Yes, yes, and yes. We wouldn’t want to turn into Bernard, would we?