June Round-Up: 5 Must-Reads for Authors

I can’t believe June has come and gone already! So in case you missed it … here are the five must-reads for authors from the month of June. 1. Facebook Advertising for Authors, by Mark Dawson: Part 1 Reedsy Blog June 4, 2015 2. How to Sell Out a Book Signing …

5 Free or Almost-Free Ways to Market Your Book

We build websites for authors. And no, we don’t build them for free. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t provide authors with lots of ideas about other ways they can market their books at little to no cost. Based on what I’ve heard from authors in the decade I’ve …

10 FAQs About Author Blogs

Blogging is something that I recommend nearly all authors do. But many of the people I speak with are unsure about how to start blogging, what to blog about, or why blogs may be helpful to them. With that in mind, here are 10 questions I frequently get about author blogs (and …

6 Things Elizabeth Gilbert Does Right on Her Author Website (and You Can, Too)

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (known best for Eat, Pray, Love) has an amazing author website. And no, we didn’t build it. But when I stumbled upon it today, I was immediately impressed by it. Why? Here are six reasons… 1. The font and logos at the top give it some …

How Often Should Authors Blog?

This is easily one of the most commonly-asked questions when I’m discussing social media and blogging with a new client. And the answer isn’t as simple as it may seem. Whether or not you have an author website, this question is pertinent to anyone who has an online presence; so …

5 Signs an Author Is Ignoring His/Her Website

An author writes a book. An author builds a website to promote that book. A year or two passes. The author starts ignoring the website. It becomes like a “portfolio” — somewhere that he may send people if they’re interested, but not something that he things about all that often. …

9 Creative Ways for Authors to Help One Another

There are thousands — if not millions — of authors out there trying to make a name for themselves. Most of them have very little in terms of publicity agents, marketing experience, etc… So they’re basically fighting an uphill battle. That’s why so many authors are looking for ways to …

Authors: 5 Ways to Blog With Purpose

This post was inspired by another piece I came across this morning on BookClubReading.com. The article coined a new term, “scatterblog,” defined as taking a scatter gun approach to your blog—writing about every topic under the sun in an attempt to sell readers on your clever wit and creative writing …

5 Secrets to Driving Traffic to Author Websites

“If you build it, they will come.” That may be a great slogan when it comes to baseball fields, but it’s definitely not true when it comes to websites. In fact, I’ve worked with a multitude of authors who have launched author websites, expected to see thousands of visitors, and …