So I’m new to this. I’m currently working on my latest novel, the first in an intended fantasy/horror series, working title The Devil Witch’s Legacy. I haven’t secured an agent yet but I’m told that blogging might be a good way to generate publicity. In particular I’m interested in something the industry calls ‘platform’ – whereby an aspiring author seeks to build a platform of readers/fans BEFORE approaching agents. This then gives the author some leverage – i.e. ‘I’ve got X people who’ve said they like extracts of my work and would be happy to read the full thing when it’s published’.
What I want to know is: have any other unpublished writers out there taken this route, and if so, how has it worked out for them? To be honest I’m a bit wary of putting my own work up for free without knowing a bit more about what I’m getting into… Does anyone have any comments or suggestions in this area? I’m all ears 🙂