I strongly advocate all authors start and maintain a website as part of their long-term marketing efforts and ongoing platform development. But it's an intimidating project because so few authors have been in a position to create, manage, or oversee websites. Where do you even begin?
Plugins are one of the most wonderful and useful things about Wordpress. Here are some of my favorites for writers.
Pop-ups have long been despited by the Internet world, but the difficulty is: They work. Here's how to implement them in a way that won't annoy visitors.
The primary function and value of an author website is marketing related.
How to Sell Digital Products & Services Directly from Your Website: Advice for Authors and Freelancers
To sell products and services directly through your website, here are a few services and tools to get up and running fast (no coding or tech help required).
You're not alone. Being told to build an online presence creates internal conflict for a lot of writers. This is the topic
What does it take to launch a new website and online community? A Q&A with author and entrepreneur Alexis Grant.
In this talk from the 2013 Midwest Writers Workshop, I explain the process of growing my readership since 2008, then share a few key principles I follow to make it an enjoyable and sustainable process.
Regardless of when or why you use Facebook, never consider it a replacement for an author website you own and control. Here's why.
Update (April 17, 2021): Google's Feedburner will stop offering email delivery of RSS feeds in July 2021. When I launched
Earlier this week, I was the featured interviewee over at Andrea Hurst's Authornomics series. I answer questions such as: What's
The following advice is excerpted from How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir, recently released from Writer's Digest Books.
Today's guest post is from Dan Blank of We Grow Media. Author platform is about more than your homepage. Perhaps