Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Anoter Reason I'll Never Sell a Million

Thanks to Ed Gorman for the tip on this article.

NYO - News Story 3: " If You Build It, They Will Come—Hot in Publishing: Platforms!

By Sheelah Kolhatkar

There was a time when an author’s elegant prose style or compelling subject matter was the primary concern of an acquiring editor at a publishing house. As the era of visual media encroached, an author’s age and looks also became important. But increasingly, publishers are looking for something more: writers who will not only churn out a few hundred pages of text, but also come prepared to be active players in the publicity process. Writers with a “platform.”"

3 comments:

  1. Scott Cupp10:00 AM

    Bill, don't you still have your Disco Elvis platforms? Maybe that will help.

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  2. I hadn't thought of that!

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  3. Do my shoes with 6-inch soles count?

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