By Kellie Larson Murphy
Somewhere along the line, every writer is told they need a platform. Along with that advice comes the knowledge that a platform includes social media and specifically, a website. The April Writers Show hosted a panel including an award-winning author, a publishing industry professional, and a web programmer (acting as moderator) to explain.
Justine Schofield is the development director of Pubslush, a pre-publication platform that offers crowdfunding and pre-order option to authors and publishers. A writer at heart, Justine received her MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University. A prominent voice in the publishing industry and an advocate for educating authors and publishers about crowdfunding, she is a regular contributor to The Future of Ink, Business Banter, and more.
A.B. (Anne) Westrick is the author of Brotherhood (Viking 2013), winner of the 2014 Jefferson Cup Award, the Housatonic Book Award, the Jane Addams Honor Award, and the Notable Trade Book Award. Brotherhood also made the ALA’s 2014 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults. From 2006-2012, Anne was JRW’s Administrative Director. She lives near Richmond, VA, and blogs once a month about the craft of writing. www.abwestrick.com More