How to Get the Most Out of Self-Publishing With Your Author Website

If you don’t yet have an author website and are wondering what kind of content, be it text or images, will be best to help promote your work when visitors stop by, then this self-publishing article is for you.

Your website’s content, layout & visuals say a lot about a self-publishing author – so it’s a good idea to optimize yours

Your website’s content, layout & visuals say a lot about a self-publishing author – so it’s a good idea to optimize yours

I’ll begin by saying that I’m no design expert or computer wiz – the content and layout advice I will be dispersing is purely based on my own trial and error experiences, and more importantly what I have found to be popular (based on visitor feedback).

So what about the website itself? If you’re not fluent in html (computer code) and are a bit reluctant to try your hand at designing a website from scratch, how do you get started?

Well, there’s always the option to pay somebody to do it for you. There are plenty of good designers out there on the web. My website was created for me since I had no experience in this area – but in the not too distant future I’m planning to create my own with the help of a company called WordPress to make my self-publishing journey a bit simpler. Continue reading

Why You Need An Author Website When Online Publishing

(Already know why an author website is important? You can go straight to my article How to Get the Most Out of Your Author Website here)

If you’re someone who isn’t particularly savvy with technology, you might be thinking: can’t I just skip this online publishing step? Why do I need one?

And who can blame you? I was in the same boat, too – visiting a website is one thing, but creating one is another.

An author website can be an absolute must if you’re serious about online publishing

An author website can be an absolute must if you’re serious about online publishing

However, having a website is the norm these days. No denying that. And I would say it’s an absolute must for every author – especially indie authors. Think of your own buying experiences and consider this example:

Let’s say you’ve heard about a new e-reader made by the Great E-Reader Company. Your friend tells you it’s a great price, has a great battery life, crystal clear screen, and so on. This thing sounds like the business! But you want to know more about this company. Except when you try to find their website, there isn’t one…

(Has a faint alarm bell gone off?) You find that every other e-reader manufacturer has a website…but the Great E-Reader Company doesn’t for some reason.

This would personally Continue reading