5 Step Blueprint For Author Platform Success

A 5-Step Author Marketing Plan to Build Brand & Platform
Free tutorial
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (60 ratings)
7,172 students
35min of on-demand video

In this free course learn to build:
Your author platform for lifelong author success
An influencing community around you of readers and writers
Increase network to boost your book sales


  • There are no prerequisites to taking this course!


Is your first novel coming out and you're struggling with how to market yourself and your book? Get my FREE video series here to jump-start your author brand, reach more readers, and sell more books!

This is a course that contains actionable advice to create a successful foundation of your author brand and platform. This course is right for you if you:

  • Are a debut author

  • Just finished a book and plan to publish

  • Have a book out and want to reach more readers!

In this free course I’ll be sharing the blueprint to building an author platform based on creating an influencing community around you of readers and writers to achieve lifelong author success. And the more people you connect with, the more exposure for you and your books, and the more loyal fans you gather -- and the more books you can potentially sell!


Build Best-Fit Followers on Social Media

Connect with Readers

Build Your Email List

Band with Authors

Position Yourself as an Expert

Who this course is for:

  • This course is right for you if you: Are a debut author, just finished a book and plan to publish, or have a book out and want to reach more readers!


Author, Teacher, Speaker
Donna Galanti
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 140 Reviews
  • 11,782 Students
  • 5 Courses

My passion is inspiring and motivating writers to follow their own unique path. I love to help writers elevate themselves in their writing craft, embrace promotion, boost confidence, and learn how to set themselves up for lifelong author success.

I've taught hundreds of writers since 2013 at conferences, workshops, retreats, seminars, and school visits about writing craft and marketing -- and now reaching even more students with online courses.

What would you like to learn?
How to improve your writing techniques?
How to build your author platform?
How to market your books?
How to build a community of industry influencers?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in my courses. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it.

I want to show you how to be a better writer, be a better promoter, be a better networker, and live the writing and publishing life you dreamed of.

Check out my courses and enroll today!

Donna's Full Bio:

I’m the author of the middle grade adventure Joshua and The Lightning Road, which the Midwest Book Review called, “A heart-pounding thrill ride full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish”. I’m also the author of the follow up, Joshua and the Arrow Realm, and the bestselling paranormal suspense Element Trilogy for adults. In addition, I write the popular Unicorn Island series and regularly present as a guest author at schools.

I love teaching at writing conferences on marketing and craft. When I’m not writing you can find me on Facebook where I love to share all things about outdoor adventures and children’s books. I’ve lived from England as a child, to Hawaii as a U.S. Navy photographer, and have had a long career in corporate marketing.

Praise for Author, Teacher, and Speaker Donna Galanti

Kate Brandes Author of The Promise of Pierson Orchard

"Donna shared strategies with me that not only helped lead to the publication of my first novel, but also helped me secure my dream agent. I have followed her expert advice on positioning myself and my first novel during the all-important marketing period before and after publication.”

Kathryn Craft Author of The Far End of Happy and owner of Writing-Partner

"Donna Galanti sets learners at ease with her accessible demeanor, confident knowledge, and well-organized presentations. In her marketing lecture, she helped daunted introverts accept that social media and publishing go hand-in-hand for today’s writer, and that ideally, platform building, like writing, deserves years of pre-publication devotion. For beginners starting out or authors catching up, her clear, step-by-step suggestions untangle what can seem like an overwhelming jumble of marketing tasks."

Christa Tinari National speaker and author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Middle School

"Thank you for sharing so much information to help newer authors like myself. You’ve got so many insights that are invaluable to writers and hopeful authors-to-be. It was a joy to benefit from your passion for helping other authors be successful. To writers: don’t miss Donna’s class!"

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