Thursday, September 24, 2009

Building your own audience 1

Another brilliant post by Seth Godin. The relevant paragraph for authors is:

Authors have traditionally relied on publishers to bring them readers. The author gives up the majority of the income and the publisher brings them the readers. But then you see someone like Frank at Post Secret who builds his own audience for his (sometimes nsfw) content. He owns a platform, it's not something he rents. Now, using a publisher is a choice, not a necessity. Just about every successful author going forward (except for the lucky exceptions like Dan Brown) will own her own media channel. Not just authors, of course...

Again, Godin has nailed it. Absolutely. Nailed. It.

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