In a Forbes article from 2013, it was estimated that somewhere between 600,000 to one million books are published each year. Each year. When you decide to pour your heart and soul into a book, it does not mean that anyone will care. Unfortunately. That’s not to discourage you, it’s to first just help you to be realistic. Now with that out of the way, I want to get you to truly realize that building your concept is hella important.
It’s hard to assume that people are going to buy your book if no one knows who you are. That is honestly simple math.
Funny enough, I barely had a platform when I released my first book. But I was able to pull on my network. That meant family, friends, and the few blog readers I had at the time. Even with as much as my audience has grown, there is still work to do.