Category Archives: Grow Your Author Platform

Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup, August 2016

Welcome to August’s Links Roundup! On the horizon: strategy and clarity for your blogs; more bang for your tweet; why a mailing list is a must-have; and how to power up your WordPress site! Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible… Continue Reading

5 Instagram Photo Op Ideas For Writers

As of June 2016, Instagram officially reached 500 million users—and it’s still rapidly growing and evolving! This makes it an excellent platform for authors who are looking for new ways to build a fan base and promote their work. But you may be wondering: How can such a visual, image-centric format effectively accommodate the written… Continue Reading

Inbound Marketing For Authors: Setting Up Your Mailing List

In our first article about Inbound Marketing For Authors, we learned how Inbound Marketing can benefit your author brand. Now we’ll take a look at how to set up a mailing list, integrate it into your author website, and send out your first mailing. Let’s get started! Set Up Your Mailing List Your mailing list… Continue Reading

6 Author Website Tips Just For Short Story Authors

Having an author website can be a great way to promote yourself as a short story writer! People are always curious about the writer behind a great story. Editors reading your cover letter and intrigued by your pitch may want more information about your publishing credits and range of experiences. Literary agents reviewing online journals and magazines… Continue Reading

Web Design Relief’s Links Roundup, May 2016

Welcome to May’s Links Roundup! Check out Facebook’s latest free marketing tools; go beyond social media to boost book sales; and chew over some food for thought on the future of e-book indices. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools… Continue Reading

How To Get Visitors To Stay On Your Author Website

You’ve worked hard to develop your author website. You’ve got great branding, plenty of social media links, a newsletter sign-up form, a printable book list, an author bio, an active blog, a contact page, and a tab of upcoming events. Yet when you check your Google Analytics (you have checked your Google Analytics, right?), the… Continue Reading

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