Author Website Templates: 5 Things You Need to Know

So you want to build an author website. It used to be that doing so would require a large technical team to design your site and then hand-code the whole thing in HTML. Not very practical (or cheap). But now, with author website templates, that process can be a whole …

5 Author Tips from October

It’s time for our monthly round-up again! If you missed any of these five author tips that were published in October, this is your chance to catch up. Enjoy! October Author Tips: 5 Must-Reads 1. Your Author Page: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself In this post, we explore a few …

How to Promote Your Book on Your Website

Ever wonder how to promote your book online? Whether or not you already have an author website, there are definitely right ways and there are wrong ways to feature (and hopefully sell) your book there. Here are some examples of the dos and don’ts. How to Promote Your Book: The …

Your Author Page: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

So you’ve decided to build an author website. Among other things, that website will include an author page. First, let’s define what an author page is. In it’s simplest terms, it’s the section of your website in which you would include information about yourself — like where you’re from, what …

Web Novel: What Is It and Should You Release One?

I sometimes get asked the question: “What is a web novel?” Authors hear the term and want to know … is a web novel the same thing as an e-book? How do web novels get distributed? Here are five things you need to know about web novels, and whether or …

How to Sell Books Through Your Author Website

It’s one of the primary reasons an author creates a website: to sell books. And yet, these same authors still seem to be confused about some of the logistics of how to sell books. Here are some frequently asked questions. Can I include links to Amazon, B&N, etc… to sell books? Linking out …

August Round-Up: 5 Good Author Reads

Happy September, everyone. I can’t believe it’s time to bid adieu to summer! But all good things must come to an end. Including the month of August. In case you missed it, here are five good author reads from the month that you might have missed. Good Author Reads from …

Website Load Time: 7 Things You Should Know

“What’s my website load time?” … “Why is my site so slow?” … “How can I speed it up?” These are questions I frequently get asked by clients whose author websites take a while to load. To help you figure these things out, here are seven things you need to know …

6 Tips for Children’s Authors

Children’s authors face some unique challenges. While authors of books about religion or history — or even a romance novelist — have a ready-made audience of people interested in that genre, children’s authors have more of an uphill battle. They need to identify their target audience and convince them that this …