How to Create an Amazing Author Website
Without a website, an author is unknown.
You get the point. An author website is crucial. But too often, authors are simply told to set up a website, yet rarely are they given specific tips on how to make it AMAZING. This article will offer several key elements for successful author websites, in addition to various links to existing author websites that personify those elements.
But before you begin designing your website, remember WHY authors create websites:
*To sell books and/or products
While there are many other goals specific to each author, each of the above goals is paramount in ALL author websites. And if you want to accomplish these goals, consider some of the following tips.
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #1: www.sethgodin.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #2: www.gitomer.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #3: www.antion.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #4: www.hellomynameisscott.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #5: www.bob-baker.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #6: www.parapublishing.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #7: www.jeffreymagee.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #8: www.drphil.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #9: www.fredgleek.com
AMAZING AUTHOR WEBSITE #10: www.life-after-college.com
It's a lot of work to create an amazing author website. But the bottom line is, if you don't exist on the web, you don't exist at all.
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Scott Ginsberg is a professional speaker, "The World's Foremost Expert on Nametags" and the author of HELLO my name is Scott and The Power of Approachability. He helps people MAXIMIZE their approachability and become UNFORGETTABLE communicators - one conversation at a time. For more information contact Front Porch Productions at http://www.hellomynameisscott.com.
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