by Cyle Young @CyleYoung
As a literary agent, I routinely get asked which is more important platform or the quality of the writing?
For writers who are looking to get published, this is an important question to debate. It may be the most important question.
The correct answer is not as easy as it may seem. The winner of this important debate between platform and writing ability can change more frequently than the tide. For the purposes of this post, I will look at this great debate from a traditional publishing perspective as it pertains to unpublished authors. For self-publishers, a third-party candidate weighs into the equation—marketing/networking.