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Build Your Author Platform

How to boost your brand and grow your fan base

This powerful course is designed to help you build your personal brand, connect with readers – and sell more books!

Course description

Starts: Whenever you want. Your 12-month access begins right away.
Location: Online. All you need is an internet connection
How: On-demand, self-paced course. Watch the videos as often as you like, and download the audio and PDFs
What: Over 5 hours of course videos – you’ll also be given valuable action plans to build your author platform
Price: $165



Build Your Author Platform:
How to boost your brand and grow your fan base

If you want to give your writing the best chance for success, you need to build your author platform. And that starts well before you even finish writing your novel.

“Right now? Before I’ve even finished my novel?”

Yes, right now – no matter what stage of the publishing process you’re up to. The sooner you get started, the better. A strong author platform requires time in the game as much as time spent on it.

We can hear you say: “Can’t I just write a great novel?”

While you do need to write a great book, you also need to bear in mind that there is one new book being added to Amazon every five minutes these days.

So simply writing a great book is not enough. Which is why you need an author platform.

Where do you start? Right here, with this course. You’ll follow a step-by-step guide on what you need to do to build a strong author platform as a fiction author.

You’ll discover:

  • the foundations that you need to put in place to grow your profile as a writer
  • the exact steps you need to take to get more readers
  • how to choose the right social media platforms for you and what to say when you get there
  • tips on how to take your platform offline and into the real world (speaking, festivals, book clubs)
  • how to create an engaged community that will help you to spread the word about your book both online and offline.

You write the great novel – we’ll help you take care of the rest.

Note: This course is suitable for fiction and memoir authors. It is not designed for authors of non-fiction such as business books.

Starts: Whenever you want
On demand self-paced course.
Access your content immediately.
Start and finish in your own time.
All you need is an internet connection.
Price: $165


Bonus: Enjoy exclusive access to our Facebook group

When you purchase Build Your Author Platform, you’ll receive exclusive access to our dedicated group on Facebook. It’s a great place to ask questions, get support and share real life experiences with others who are also in the same boat!


  • Allison Tait

    Allison Tait, Online

    Allison Tait is a freelance writer with more than 20 years’ experience in magazines, newspapers and online publishing.... View Profile

Graduate testimonials

  • "The Build Your Author Platform course helped me in ways I would never have imagined. I already had a website (of sorts) and a Facebook page (that I hardly used) as well as Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts, so I was no newcomer to social media. So why, might you ask, did I need to do this course? What it did for me was help me see where things weren't quite right, and it got me out of my comfort zone to actually bring everything together in a cohesive way. I am still taking steps, slowly, towards having an awesome platform, but I can look back on the course notes and find new ways to do things, which makes it the gift that just keeps on giving."

    - Julia Kaylock

    "I found the Build Your Author Platform really helpful. With many platform tips covered in the one place, it saved me a lot of time from having to research so many different aspects of social media myself. I've gone from social media adverse, to absolutely loving what it can achieve."

    - Marie McLean

    "Both the course information, and the connections I have made on Build your Author Platform, have provided invaluable inspiration in moving me towards todays way of communicating. Thanks AWC!"

    - Nicky Albrecht

    "This course provided much needed guidance and answers to questions I didn't realise I should have been wondering about. The years of knowledge, experience and support in the eight module course have given me the insight and confidence to put myself out there. An amazing tool on my path to publication."

    - Cheryl Rosario

    "If you're feeling overwhelmed and don't know where to start - this is the course for you! The fact that you can go back and revisit the course materials again and again (until it sinks in!) is a bonus."

    - Arna Radovich