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5 Things Literary Agents Want To See In Your Author Platform
The most important element that will determine whether or not you’ll get a literary agent interested in your book is the strength of your story. But no manuscript is an island; there are many factors that inform a literary agent’s decision about your submission. By building a strong author platform before you begin querying, you could make it easier for a literary agent to say Yes! to your book.

5 Things Literary Agents Want To See In Your Author Platform

The most important element that will determine whether or not you’ll get a literary agent interested in your book is the strength of your story. But no manuscript is an island; there are many factors that inform a literary agent’s decision about your submission. By building a strong author platform before you begin querying, you could make it easier for a literary agent to say Yes! to your book.

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Your Author Website: Should It Focus On You As A Writer Or On One Book?
We often get the following question: Should a writer create a website that focuses on a particular book or on the work of the author in general? As with so many elements of Web design, there’s no singular answer that will work for everyone. To discover whether to focus your website on yourself as a writer or on one of your books or novels, check out the advantages of each strategy below!

Your Author Website: Should It Focus On You As A Writer Or On One Book?

We often get the following question: Should a writer create a website that focuses on a particular book or on the work of the author in general? As with so many elements of Web design, there’s no singular answer that will work for everyone. To discover whether to focus your website on yourself as a writer or on one of your books or novels, check out the advantages of each strategy below!

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Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday: "5 Web Design Must-Haves For Every Author Website"

After much consideration, you’ve decided to take the plunge and develop your online presence with a shiny new author website. Now comes the important part— making sure your site is well designed. You want the style and function of your author website to turn curious visitors into dedicated fans. To capture the interest of even your most casual reader, here are five must-have design essentials for your website.

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Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday: "Author Mailing List Dos And Don'ts"

A mailing list can be a powerful tool for reaching out to fans with fresh content and updates on your writing career. But with great power comes great responsibility. Let’s take a look at some dos and don’ts for an author mailing list.

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Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday: "How To Make The Most Of Your Author Website"

(We know, a day late. Sorry, all!)

If you’ve got an author website, you know how important it is to have great text for it—but it’s not going to hold anyone’s attention if you’ve just got a wall of words on your home page! It’s important to have eye-catching images to go along with your text. Here are the five elements that make for great pictures on your site.

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Huffington Post/Writer's Relief's Writer Wednesday: "Author Website Tips: The Importance Of A Call To Action"

Writer’s Relief has a subsidiary company, Web Design Relief, in which we design websites for authors. So, in addition to the writing and targeting advice we’ve offered in our articles, we’ll be sharing tips on Web design, how to establish an online presence, how to best utilize social media, and more. To get the ball rolling, we’re starting with one of the most important features of an author website—one you’ll need to quickly grow repeat visitors. Keep reading to learn how to implement a strong call to action on your author website and build your author platform.

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Industry Influencer Spotlight: Ron Hogan

This month’s Industry Influencer is Ron Hogan, curator of Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC as well the lit journal that helped launch the digital literary age back in 1995, Beatrice! He talked with Writer’s Relief about the online literary market, online author platforms, his favorite social media, and offered some helpful tips for bloggers.

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