Amanda Luedeke

February 28, 2013

Thursdays with Amanda: My New Marketing Book for Writers!


Amanda Luedeke is a literary agent with MacGregor Literary. Every Thursday, she posts about growing your author platform. You can follow her on Twitter @amandaluedeke or join her Facebook group to stay current with her wheelings and dealings as an agent.

Have you enjoyed our Thursday chats on marketing, promotions, and platform-building? I sure have! But so many times it feels as though I’m cramming info into my posts or even breezing over content. And what’s worse, is it’s become clear to me that this site doesn’t exactly make it easy to dig through my old posts!

So, I have some exciting news! 

I’ve written a book ALL ABOUT how to use the Internet to grow an author platform! Here’s a peek at the cover:

From websites to Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest and more, I cover the essential topics, pulling from some of my best posts while also adding in plenty of new content. Whether you’re a social media newbie or guru, an unpublished writer or an industry veteran you’ll come away with actionable items that you can put into practice now.

THE EXTROVERTED WRITER: An Author’s Guide to Marketing and Building a Platform releases March 15 on Amazon,, and Smashwords (for ePub version or all other ebook devices). For now, it will be only available as an ebook.

If you’d like to recieve a notice when the book is available, sign up for the newsletter here. (It’s not the fanciest newsletter provider, btw. So don’t judge me!).

Please share this post with your friends! AND if you’ve been a fan of Thursdays with Amanda and would like to offer an endorsement, hit me up at I’m hoping to receive testimonies from writers in all walks of life, published or unpublished, who can testify that my Thursday with Amanda tips help make their social media platforms stronger.

Thank you all, and let me know what you think! Sound off in the comments.



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  • Lisa Van Engen

    I’m excited about this! I’ll be reading and sharing!

  • Jeff M. Miller

    Hmmm…I’d like to sign up but the link is broken. I’ll check back later.

    • Amanda Luedeke

      I fixed it, I hope! Man, I’ve been having links issues like crazy lately. Sorry!

  • Serena Kaylen Crompton

    Love the title. How perfect for all the introverts in our profession. It will be on my birthday list (birthday Mar.16).

  • Melissa Tagg

    Yay, Amanda! Even if I didn’t already think you’re smart and savvy, I’m also kind of a marketing junkie. So I’m pumped to read your book. 🙂

  • Janet

    You have been so generous with your wisdom and tangible resources on this blog–a living example of how to build a platform! I will be making the purchase!

  • Congratulations! Your background in marketing and now as an agent should make this a very worthwhile book. I am looking forward to reading it.

  • chipmacgregor

    We are ALL excited, Amanda! Can’t wait to see the final product.

  • Gretchen O’Donnell

    Congratulations and I’m looking forward to reading it!

  • Amanda Luedeke

    Thank you all for being excited about this with me!

  • Rajdeep Paulus

    Love the title, Amanda! But then again, I am a tad extroverted. 🙂

  • Lee Thompson

    I am horrible about self-promotion because it feels so dirty, but I’ve really enjoyed your Thursdays with Amanda, Amanda. Looking forward to checking out the ebook! Thanks for all the help! Lee

  • Kathy Storrie

    I hope to read your book THE EXTROVERTED WRITER. I never heard about the need for a “platform” until now. As a novice, closet writer in retirement I have a lot to learn in my spare time.