Category Archives: Web Safety Tips For Writers

How To Create Backups Of Your Author Website If Your Web Host Doesn’t

Like the savvy writer you are, you have your author platform running like clockwork. Then one day, you check your email and find that the host for your author website has contacted you—and it’s bad news. Your website has been taken down because it’s been hacked. Unfortunately, this is a problem that’s becoming more and… Continue Reading

Socially Acceptable Grandstanding: 7 Tips For Talking About Yourself On Social Media

These days, many traditional publishing contracts include clauses that require an author to have a social media presence for the purpose of marketing and promotion. An author hoping to use social media to sell books might think the best way to go about this is to incessantly blast Buy! Buy! Buy! on every social media platform. Yet… Continue Reading

Essential Vacation Safety Tips For Your Social Media (And More!)

You’re so excited about your upcoming vacation that you can hardly contain yourself! Finally, you’ll be the writer posting photos of umbrella drinks and tweeting about glorious sunsets, or blogging on your website about amazing Mayan ruins. Authors are always in search of new content for marketing and promotion: What better way to captivate your… Continue Reading

Don’t Feed The Trolls On Your Social Networks

In a perfect, fairy-tale world, all the visitors to your social media accounts would be well-mannered princes and princesses who politely comment on your posts and tweets. Unfortunately, this is the real world, and sooner or later you’re going to run into a few nasty, unpleasant creatures: Internet trolls. Internet trolls are (often anonymous) people… Continue Reading

Is Your Author Website Protected From Hackers, Spammers, and Frauds?

Let’s face it: You’ve invested lots of time and money into your website in order to create the best resource for promoting your writing. But here’s an unfortunate fact of today’s world—you must be vigilant about keeping your author website safe from frauds, hackers, spammers, and other e-criminals. Your website safety must be a top priority.… Continue Reading

Is Your Author Website Ready for Action? A Checklist.

Once your author website begins to attract visitors—it’s time for action! Having visitors interact with your site is essential for both new and established writers alike. It’s important that your website pages feature lots of ways for your followers and potential new fans to actively connect with you and your writing. Follow this checklist to ensure… Continue Reading


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