One of the things that a prospective novelist should do is create, extend, and promote their platform. There are many, many areas where an author can builld a platform. WordPress is one. Facebook and Twitter, of course. Another good area is GoodReads.
Quite simply put, Goodreads is the IMDB of books. One of the metrics users look at is your book list. So, what I am doing throughout the month of June (starting tonight) is listing all of the books in my physical bookshelf. I started tonight, fairly randomly, with Larry Niven. I have read a LOT of his books, and I have noted that in my shelf. Problem is, for right now, it seems that all I read is Larry Nivem books. I’ll hit all the major authors first, then go from top to bottom in the shelf, listing them all out. Last time I tried to count, it was something like 600 books in there. I hope to finish it up in the June timeframe.