Contests and Authors. She focused on how entering writing contests can help authors promote themselves and establish a platform.
She’ll be back tomorrow to finish out this two-part series. Now that you know how a contest can help you, she’s going to tell you how you can win those all-important contests, especially the ones that are won or lost through popular votes.
Stephanie specializes in working with adult authors of nonfiction and historical fiction, but her advice applies to all writers, no matter the genre. Having contest wins on your resume not only show your writing skills, they can demonstrate that you have a platform that includes followers who will buy your books.
We’ve talked here on SFH about building a platform through social networking. So, come back tomorrow with questions about author platforms and contests. Stephanie has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. You can find out more about Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist, at http://www.authorsassistant.com/Barko.htm and/or
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