Category Archives: Blogging Tips For Authors

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

7 Strategies To Get More Guest Blog Post Invitations

Book bloggers who have popular websites can provide powerful promotion opportunities for book authors. Bloggers can help authors drive up sales and build their reputations. Here are our expert marketing tips for how to get featured as a guest blogger on more websites in order to promote your writing: How To Get More Invitations To Be A… Continue Reading

8 Tactics For Guest Blogging To Promote Your Book

Many book bloggers love inviting authors to “pay a visit” to talk about their hot new read. But if you treat a guest blog post opportunity like a megaphone to shout “Buy my book!” at unsuspecting visitors, you’ll lose your audience fast. The key to writing an effective promotional guest blog post is to find… 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

Are You Using These 5 Online Promo Tools To Build Your Reputation As A Writer?

As a writer, you probably want to spend most of your time focusing on your writing, and less time posting on Facebook, Twitter, or your author website. But your online platform is essential to launching a successful writing career in today’s publishing industry. These exciting online promotional tools can minimize the time you spend on… Continue Reading

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


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