Book Review – Platform Book by Stephanie Chandler

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Review: The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform

“Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books”

I attended a conference in 2015 where John Michael Morgan challenged me to read a fiction book and a non-fiction book every week – or at least that is the challenge I took away from the discussion.

I have always been an avid reader, but I allowed life to create barriers to block my reading needs. In other words, I kept making up excuses to keep me from reading.

John’s challenge forced me to look at the excuses as what they really were and it helped me find a way to get back on the bandwagon of reading.

My latest non-fiction book comes from Stephanie Chandler, “The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform.”

The book was first released in 2008, and that is the copy I had on my shelf, so I suspected that much of what she was going to offer would be out of date – the internet just changes that fast.

I was pleasantly surprised. I marked several pages for deeper review, stopped in the middle of reading to take notes and write out quote, and found some great ideas for expanding my own platform.


One of my favorite parts of the entire book was the interviews with other authors. Not only did I get some insight into their unique journey that I could put to work in my own journey, but I saw that there are so many paths to success that it is crazy for me to try and follow that “one way” that many experts say they have.

It was an easy read – which worked out perfect for my new “10 minutes a day” reading plan for my non-fiction. Yes, some of the information was outdated (like having to wait and see if Kindle will take off – that made me laugh out loud) but the information about investing in my words and my path will remain timeless.

Visited Stephanie’s website to learn more about this book or the many other books that she offers to help you find your niche and build your online success.

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