I came across this article this weekend.

It’s about how Tom Hanks got his first piece of short fiction published… in The New Yorker.

Now, in case you aren’t already aware of this, getting a short story published in The New Yorker is pretty much the ultimate accomplishment for a writer.

Many authors submit stories for months, or years, or even decades… and never get their work published.

But not Tom Hanks. Did I mention that this was his first published short story?

What exactly has Tom Hanks got that you don’t?

“Duh, Grael,” you’re probably saying to yourself. “He’s Tom Hanks!”

My point exactly.

Tom Hanks is a famous actor, so he’s able to get his fiction published by The New Yorker his first time out.

What this phenomenon refers to is the idea of “platform,” which Tom Hanks most certainly has.

The New Yorker knows that publishing Tom Hanks’ fiction will help sell magazines.

They know people will talk about it.

That’s the power of “platform.”

It’s probably too late for you to become a movie star like Tom Hanks.

What it’s not too late for you to do is start building your own platform.

It seems like a daunting task, but we’ve made it as easy as possible for you.

This week, register to check out the presentation “The ONE Way to Market Your Book.”

Happy Monday,


Grael Norton
Wheatmark, Inc.

PS: Platform. It’s the key to your success as an author!