Platform Launch Team

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Early last week, I came across an article on Michael Hyatt’s blog which asked the reader to join the Platform Launch Team. Only 100 were to be accepted. I realized the significance of the opportunity, so I applied. Early Tuesday morning I checked my email and was astounded to find that I was accepted!

In case you do not know who he is, Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, but chose to step down from the position last year to pursue writing full-time. He is not absent from Thomas Nelson, however, because he remains a chairman in the company. He has built his own platform from the ground up over the past eight years, and now has over 400,000 views per month, over 200,000 subscribers to his blog, and also more than 100,000 followers on Twitter.

As the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael posted that they have rejected authors who have good work, but do not have the platform to sell enough books. He felt everyone deserved a chance, so he wrote this book (Platform) to guide those authors in setting up their platform, or following, and make them known more widely. The best part about this is that it is not just for authors. This can be applied to anyone who wants their name known including: Businesses, Musicians, Authors, and any other person who wants to be known a bigger audience. I fully recommend this book, but wait! Don’t buy this book until the week of May 21st, because that is the week we will attempt to get Michael and his book on the New York Times best sellers list.

In the early days of this month (May), Michael started taking submissions from those who wanted to be a part of the launch team for his book Platform. There were well over 700 people who submitted their information (764 according to his post here), but only 100 of them were selected to become a part of this team. I am excited to announce that I was one of the one hundred who were accepted.

14 comments to Platform Launch Team

  • Precarious Yates  says:

    This is awesome, Joshua! I look forward to learning a ton from you in the days, weeks, months to come!

    • Joshua Bedford  says:

      Thank you Precarious Yates! I hope my future posts will be valuable to you.

  • Tammy Helfrich  says:

    Great post. Excited to be a part of it with you!

    • Joshua Bedford  says:

      Thanks Tammy! It is an honor to work with someone as knowledgeable as Michael, and the others in our team who are all fantastic!

  • Laura Thomas  says:

    Congratulations Joshua! Looking forward to gleaning some gems from “Platform”- sounds like a valuable read!

    • Joshua Bedford  says:

      Thanks! You should start seeing Michael’s gems being applied to my website and blog within the next few weeks. I also intend to share much of what I learn, so subscribe and stay tuned!

      • Anonymous  says:

        Okay- I’ve subscribed :)

  • Onisha  says:

    Joshua, I regularly follow Michael Hyatt’s blog and read the comments. There are some very talented people who comment on the blog. You have been given an incredible opportunity and I anxiously await your future updates.

    • Joshua Bedford  says:

      Hey Onisha,

      Yes, there are many extremely talented people I am getting to work with. It is an amazing experience.

  • Lynn Mosher  says:

    Awesome! Congratulations, Joshua!

  • Platform  says:

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  • 7 Reasons To Buy Platform  says:

    [...] this book here: Platform. I told you about the team that was selected to  help the launch here: Platform Launch Team. What I have not told you yet, however, is that there are 7 bonus gifts when you buy this book. You [...]

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