Build Your Author Platform

Build your own fan base. Even before you've written a book.

This course is ideal for: Anyone even thinking about being an author one day

You’ll get:
Build your brand as an author
Discover the social media platforms best for you
Create an engaged community of followers
Learn how to get more readers
And much more

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Where Starts Duration Presenter Price
Online Learn from anywhere at your convenience. On demand
Learn at your own pace
12 months Allison Tait $165

How to boost your brand and build your profile

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.

“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

Here's what you'll learn:

  • 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.

“Even though I have worked in the online space for many years, I still found the Build Your Author Platform course
beneficial. Targeted specifically for authors, the course sets out a variety of information, tips and suggestions to
follow to get the most out of your online presence. Since finishing the course I have implemented many of
the suggestions and now have a definitive plan to continue to build my author platform. It's also
been wonderful connecting with other writers in the supportive, private Facebook group.”

– Jodi Gibson

How our “self-paced courses” work

This is one of AWC’s 20+ “self-paced” online courses. But what does that mean? Allow us to explain:

What’s included in your online course?

  • 5 hours of content – access anytime at your own pace
  • 8 video lessons plus 1 supporting handout

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!
Where Starts Duration Presenter Price
Online Learn from anywhere at your convenience. On demand
Learn at your own pace
12 months Allison Tait $165

About us

The Australian Writers’ Centre offers courses in creative writing, freelance writing, business writing, blogging and much more. Our practical and industry-proven courses will help you gain confidence and meet your goals faster!

Contact us

Phone: (02) 9929 0088
Head office: Suite 3, 55 Lavender Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061

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