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 …

July in Review: 5 Great Author Reads

Happy August. Now that July has come and gone, we’ve gone ahead and put together the five author reads from the month that you won’t want to miss. Author Reads from July 1. 70 Quick Tips That Will Boost Your Author Blog Want more reader for your author blog? Here are …

Author Website Technology: 5 Must-Have Features

Just like everything else, author website technology is changing rapidly. So what are the latest must-haves on your author website? Whether you’re just building your site, or you have an older site that needs some updating, here are five features that we highly recommend for authors. Author Website Technology Musts …

June Roundup: 5 Don’t-Miss Author Reads

Happy July, everyone! With June now in the rear view mirror, here are some author reads that you might have missed (and that you can now catch up on)… Author Reads From June 1. Author uses novel tactic to promote book Build Book Buzz June 1, 2016 2. May 2016 Author Earnings …

5 Things You’ll Want to Add to Your Book Website by 2017

We’re only halfway through 2016. And yet, everyone’s eyes are on the future already. Based on all the conversations going on in the publishing and marketing worlds, here are five things that I hear each book website should have in the new year… Book Website Technology Musts for 2017 Podcasts. …

Authors: SEO Blog Posts in 3 Easy Steps

I’ve written many, many times about why authors should be blogging. One of the main reasons? Search engine optimization. Let me explain. Authors — especially nonfiction authors — should be regularly posting blog entries. Each one of those entries should be optimized for the proper search term — something that …