Written by Chris Anderson, curator of TED, this book is aimed at anyone with a great idea to share.

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In Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules, we suggest using TED Talks as a model for adding public speaking to your platform-building arsenal. It shouldn’t be a surprise that TED agrees.

 

I have not yet read Chris Anderson’s book, but I’m pretty confident it will expand on our themes, and help writers develop their ideas to share with a live audience.

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“Ways to come up with blog post ideas that your readers want.”

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A writer’s platform is about two things: Finding the audience you want to serve, and effectively serving those folks. The folks from Freelance Writing Jobs offer some useful sites here, along with other ways to come up with blog post ideas that your readers want.

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Learn four reasons writers might want to use Pinterest, how to best use the platform, and best practices to get the most traction for your work.

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Yes, writers can benefit from the “pretty pictures” site, says Kirsten Oliphant (@kikimojo).

Be aware, though: “If you do not have an author platform built on teaching people how to write, Pinterest may not work as effectively as it would for those solving a problem. But the platform can be a great tool for your research and planning. The added bonus is that it provides that peek behind the curtain many fans love. It’s like sharing an intimate view of your planning process for your readers.”

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