Every writer dreams of becoming a best-selling author. But, as most of us know, that’s a rare achievement that few ever attain. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a best-seller to make a decent living as a writer.
Still, I ran across an interesting post from Joe Wickert, the Executive Publisher for Wiley & Sons. It’s a few years old, but he gives a good summation of how best-sellers are created. These comments especially caught my attention:
“I feel (author platform is) the single most important ingredient for a bestseller. Sure, placement and promotional activity can boost sales of just about any book. But the sales difference between a book written by an author with a solid platform vs. one with a lesser or no platform is huge. Thanks to all the platform vehicles available these days, authors can help drive more sales than ever before.”
Joe’s blog is definitely worth reading. Check it out at: