Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
I’m Orit Ofri, the online presence coach, and if you’re here because you want to get going with your author platform, then you’re at the right place.
My passion is helping writers build a social author platform that connects them with their ideal readers and with publishing professionals.
I believe that by taking manageable steps over time you can build a platform that fits your writing life and today’s dynamic publishing world. It’s all about being strategic, getting started, and learning by doing.
I focus on: (1) building a strategy that makes the Author Platform work and (2) the technical aspects of the online presence.
Some Background…(Or – The Road to Author Platforms)
By training, I’m a software engineer and an MBA. (Boring details are on LinkedIn; link opens in a new window.) Building on my experience in the corporate world and later in the startup world my motto became: Start Simple, Grow as You Go! Which became my business tagline as I helped my consulting and couching clients start and grow their businesses.
While all this serious business stuff was going on, I became more and more interested in writing and storytelling. I love writing fiction, and specifically exploring character, building story arches, and editing. I use fiction to explore societal issues and to dig into my own soul. I have two critique groups, which I love, and I’m involved in the local writing community in Oregon.
Through my involvement in the local writing community I often see the frustrations of writers, especially fiction and memoir writers, as they try to get their Author Platform going (or get by without one). I realized that the challenges that writers are facing today are not much different from the challenges my business clients are facing* (see note below). And that’s when I decided to create programs for writers who are serious about going pro.
What is it that I actually Do? (Or – How Can I Help You?)
Through one-on-one and group sessions, I give writers clear, simple, practical guidance so they can set up their author platform, connect with their ideal readers, and have some fun along the way. I also help with the technical aspects of setting up an author platform.
- The best way to learn about my upcoming training programs is to join my mailing list just click here.
- To learn how I can help you set up your author platform – namely your author website and social media follow this link.
Thanks for stopping by. Please do join the mailing list – I am always thinking of ways to create value for my readers and the mailing list is my main channel to communicate about that.
* Note: Authors are NOT Exactly Like Business Owners
I need to be clear about something.
Yes, many challenges apply equally to business owners and to writers. But some challenges are unique to prose and poetry writers.
Why? The gist of the answer is that fiction writers, memoir writers, and poets are creating ART. And an art product is not like any product.
(which is also why writers of nonfiction guidance books are more like business owners when it comes to platform).
So if some marketing technique seems like it’s too much for you or if you’re finding it difficult to apply the general advice of the outstanding marketing/social media gurus out there that’s may be because what you are “selling” just doesn’t fit the general paradigms of the business world.
Where to go next?
- Got some extra time and want to learn more about the Author Platform and how to put strategy behind your platform? Check out this seminar.
- Looking for some WordPress video tutorials? It’s in the members library. (if you’re not a member you can join. It’s FREE.)
- Connect with me on social media on Twitter (opens in a new tab) or Facebook (opens in a new tab). And yes, I’d appreciate a shout out telling me you found me through this fabulous website 😉