5 Common Author Blog SEO Mistakes

I just got off the phone with a marketing consultant who helps self-published authors promote themselves. We spent a long time talking about author blog SEO … and I was really surprised just how little even professionals understand about the dos and don’ts of search engine optimization. With that in …

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 …

Special Deal for SAS Clients: 50% off Advanced SEO

The first quarter of 2015 is coming to an end, and Q2 is just beginning. With that in mind, it’s time to announce our special deal for current clients in the second quarter. From April 1 to June 30th, any current Smart Author Sites client can take advantage of our …

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 Things You Can Learn in the First 30 Days After Your Author Website Launches

There are a lot of things in life that take a pretty long time. Like building a strong relationship. Or making a baby. Or writing a book. Thankfully, there are other things that you can accomplish in a very short period of time. Learning about your author website and how …

5 Ways to Repurpose Content on Your Author Website

As an author, you’re pretty good at writing. What you’re often not as good at is finding the time to do all that writing. For many, that can include blogging, social media posts, press releases, requests to agents/publishers/reviewers and more. It’s often more than one person can handle. Enter repurposing. …