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. …

10 Things About Author Websites That Might Surprise You

Over the last decade, we have built websites for hundreds and hundreds of authors. And since we do this for a living, we tend to know the ins and outs of author websites like the back of our hands. But, surprisingly, there are some basic facts that I’ve found that …

Do You Have a Mobile Friendly Author Website?

What makes a site mobile friendly? And what’s the problem if yours isn’t? How do you even know if your author website is mobile friendly? Today, we break down these questions and help you better understand the hows and whys of a mobile friendly author website. What Does Mobile-Friendly Mean? …

Making Money as an Author: A Mathematical Breakdown

Making money as an author is easier said than done. After all, what percentage of today’s authors actually make a profit from their writing? It’s miniscule. And yet, some would argue that it’s certainly possible. You just have to make the right business decisions. As a baseball fan, I am very …

February Author Round-Up: 5 Things You Might Have Missed

A new month is here already. Here’s an author round up of five things you might have missed in the month of February … and that we think are definitely worth going back to read! 1. Marketing Your Books Through Current Events Smart Author Sites February 11, 2016 2. 7 Proven Ways …

Marketing Your Books Through Current Events

Quick. Check out Google Trends. What do you see? In case you’re not aware of Google Trends, it’s the branch of Google that shows you which search terms are being entered the most right now. And what is the thread that always seems to carry through each and every one of them? That …

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 …

5 Things Authors Can Learn From the 2015 Smashwords Survey

Smashwords recently released the results of its annual survey. And the results are … well … interesting. If you want to read the full report, you can check it out on the Smashwords blog. But here’s a summary of what you, as an author, can take from the 2015 Smashwords …

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 …

Should I Self Publish? The Answer Seems to Be …

By pure coincidence, I came across three articles today that all, in different ways, conveyed the same message. Self-publishing is the way to go. Why? Well, let’s go over what we can learn from each of these pieces… 1. In this infographic, we learn that self-published authors are now selling …