Our 5 Most-Read Blog Posts in 2015

A new year has begun, and with it will come a whole new batch of blog posts — chock full of advice, the latest news in the industry and more. But first, feast on our most-read blog posts of 2015. Please note that not all of these were published in …

September Round-Up: 5 Must Reads for Authors

October is here already, and fall is in full swing. With that in mind, here are five must reads for authors from the month of September. If you missed any of these the first time around, here’s your chance to catch up! An author reveals ten secrets to marketing your …

3 Musts for Titling Your Author Blog Posts

Now how’s this for playing with reality? I’m blogging about blogging. But seriously, each week, I have to first come up with an idea for a blog post, and then come up with a good title for that post. I’ve written extensively about the former — ideas for author blog …

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 …

5 Reasons Why (and How) to Include Video on Your Author Website

Video may not be the easiest type of content to produce for an author website. After all, it’s a whole lot easier for a writer to … you know … WRITE than it is to set up a camera, try to look nice, create a video, edit a video and …

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 …

3 Cool WordPress Publishing Tricks You May Not Know About

Authors who make frequent use of WordPress’ blogging system know that publishing their posts isn’t always an exact science. Nor should it be; after all, you are a writer, not a web developer! However, no matter how skilled you may grow while working with WordPress it is very easy to …

Should You Create Separate Websites for Separate Books?

I stumbled across a conversation on LinkedIn this morning about whether or not authors should build separate websites to promote their individual books. There were a slew of responses — some from authors and some from experts — advising people in different ways. Here are some of the highlights: I …