(This has nothing to do with my post, it's just a great picture from my trip to the Bahamas...)
So, what are you doing to build a platform? In my interview with literary agent Mark McVeigh we learned that a platform is any media based entity you have that puts you out there for people to read or experience in some way. It could be a blog, a local radio chat, contacts you have with the media, even Twitter.
Do you have a blog? Do you Twitter? Do you facebook? Do you belong to YALITCHAT? Have you joined The Inkwell? Have you done any school/library presentations? Have you been on the radio? WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BUILD A PLATFORM?