More than ever before, a platform is something publishers want you to have. But being a blogger has become a legitimate, sought-after platform.
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Armstrong at Dooce , or Alisa Bowman at Project Happily Ever After have all published memoirs based on material from their popular blogs. A platform is only as good as its following—and these particular ladies had big ones. Pretty much everyone these days has a blog—your boss, your mother, your dog. If you can prove, however, that your blog or your dog's has a strong, loyal, and plentiful following, no matter the medium, you have a much better chance of snagging a book deal.
And yes, publishers may indeed verify claims of a following's numbers. While there are sites like Compete. Singer herself took snapshots of her blog numbers and sent them to interested publishers. If you have 70, Twitter followers but never engage your audience, is that really better than having 5, followers who adore you? How publishers would determine that your followers "adore you" would be up to them, of course.
Luckily, others did. Berg was a mere freelancer read: no platform when Sherman sold her tale to Sourcebooks in February.
So it is possible, especially if you have a unique story, to get a book deal with no platform. It's just more difficult.
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If you publish a memoir, especially if you're a woman, be prepared to get called a lot of nasty names and have complete strangers dedicate huge amounts of time to trashing you for no apparent reason other than that you wrote a memoir. Then she goes to an ashram.
Then she falls in love with a harmless older Brazilian dude. One woman recently asked me out to coffee to chat about her own idea for a memoir. But her two children are old enough to Google. I told her what to expect. If online haters are going to affect you deeply, publishing a memoir is not your bag.
I made it up! Make sense?
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Not really, but use it to your advantage if you can. David Kusnet, former President Bill Clinton's speechwriter and author of the New Republic report, said, 'A Warning' and the original op-ed both read like they were written by a speechwriter,' which led him to suspect a speechwriter somewhere within the administration. He said, however, that reading Snodgrass's novel 'Holding the Line,' was the final proof he needed to guess the author. He pointed out the similarities in sentence and paragraph structure and unoriginal flow between the two books, including a quote from a historic figure at the start of each chapter in both books.
If the prediction is true, Snodgrass, serving in an apolitical position, behaved ethically when he wrote the unsigned op-ed and followed it up with a book. In a New York Times op-ed last September, the anonymous author, described only as a 'senior official' in the Trump administration, presented him- or herself as one of the 'adults in the room. Snodgrass's nondenial and Kusnet's previous successful prediction at the anonymous author of Clinton-era book Primary Colors, indicates that this prediction could be correct. The tone of the book strayed from the op-ed in claiming the internal resistance wasn't working, which could be indicative of the year difference where the administration lost Snodgrass's boss Jim Mattis pictured and other administration officials.
Now, he could have successfully guessed the identity of this anonymous writer. The book claims the author has changed tune since the anonymous op-ed last year — which, if the author is Snodgrass, could be contributed to Mattis, and other officials' departure. He is who he is.
Now that an impeachment inquiry is underway against Trump, lawmakers and others want to know the identity of the anonymous author since the book includes previously unpublished anecdotes about Trump's potential violations against constitutional governance. The author also detailed seemingly informed conclusions about Trump's unfitness for office, Kusnet noted.
On Fox News Monday afternoon, Snodgrass was asked if the author's identity should remain secret — he gave another non-answer. That's where I stand,' he said. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Share or comment on this article: Report: Former Mattis speechwriter is 'Anonymous' author- and retired Navy pilot says 'no comment' e-mail Comments Share what you think. View all. More top stories.
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