Posts tagged writer websites
Posts tagged writer websites
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!
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
Let’s say a visitor has come to your author website. Maybe he/she read one of your pieces in a lit mag and wants to learn more about you. Maybe said person is a literary agent who is deciding whether or not you would make a good client. Or maybe said visitor is someone you met on Facebook or someone who was referred to your site by a friend.
The problem is, when your visitors leave your site, they’ll be gone forever—unless you give them a reason to stay connected. Creating an interactive website is key.