Category Archives: Author Websites

The Top 5 Problems Of (And Solutions For) Maintaining A Writer’s Blog

One of the most important self-promotion tools available for writers is an author website—and, more specifically, the writer’s blog featured on that website. A blog gives you the opportunity to connect directly with your readership, to contribute to the literary community, and, of course, to promote your writing. But maintaining an effective, interesting blog that… Continue Reading

Doing This One Thing On Your Author Website Could Kill Your Shot At Publication

It can be very tempting for writers to post short works on their author website and other social media platforms. But if you want that poem, essay, or short story to be published in a literary journal or magazine, be warned: Posting it online could kill your shot at publication! Literary journals and agents generally… Continue Reading

Sounding Off: The Dos And Don’ts Of Recording And Adding Sound To Your Website

In an increasingly crowded bookselling marketplace, the challenge du jour for every hardworking author is discoverability. How on earth do you distinguish yourself from thousands of other authors, and your book from thousands of new releases hitting the real and virtual shelves? The answer lies in your ability to communicate your unique brand—the special, amazing qualities… Continue Reading

Eek! Scary-Good Author Website Decorating Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner! Homes and storefronts are all decorated with skeletons, ghosts, and spiderwebs—in fact, one home near our office has a skeleton bedecked in a Santa hat clinging to the chimney! You may even have a mini pumpkin or two perched on your writing desk. Now it’s time to add a… Continue Reading

8 Mistakes That Can Get Your Author Website Banned

Google encourages authors to raise their websites’ search engine rankings through organic search engine optimization (SEO). But what Google and other search engines don’t like is when you try to “play” the system in a deceptive, “black hat” way. SEO scams come in several varieties, and trying any of these questionable tactics can quickly get your author website… Continue Reading

5 Fab Fundamentals For Author Website Design

As your modern-day business card, your author website should feature all the relevant information about you as a writer and your projects. But here’s the website element that some authors overlook—it should also have a pleasing, easy-to-navigate design that attracts the reader’s eye. Check out these examples from the Web Design Relief portfolio to see some of the best ways… Continue Reading

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