• An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps

    Step 5: Design It

    You have your hosting all set up and you are ready to jump into building your site, right? Well, yes, but… there is one step you should do first. Take a little time to design your website. I have already discussed what to include on your author website and how to organize your website content. Putting these two things together will create the design for your website. What? First, you need to decide what you want to include. In the beginning, you will want to keep it simple. Don’t go overboard yet. You can always add more features and details to your site later. For inspiration or ideas look to other authors…

  • An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps,  Websites

    An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps: Overview

    ‘ello, and welcome to An Author Website in 10 Easy Steps.We’ll start with a brief overview and then in following weeks I’ll discuss each step individually. After that I will be adding supplemental posts to further explain parts of some of the steps, and give you more tools to complete them. Goal At the end of the 10 step series you will have a functional author website. Up and running and ready for readers and fans to visit. Why 10 Easy Steps? I have heard so many authors say that they can’t afford to pay someone to build a website for them. And that they can’t do it on their…

  • Websites

    Do I Need an Author Website?

    The short answer is: yes. In today’s digital age, having a website is a mark of legitimacy and proficiency. Go are the days of phone books and paper directories. Here are some of the main reasons why you need a website: Connectability What do you think your readers do (especially the up and coming generations) when they want more information about you? Yep. They look for your website. A website is the central location readers can use to connect with and learn about you and your books. Readers can: Follow you on Social Media Contact you See all your books and where they can buy them Subscribe to your mailing…

  • Websites

    About Me and Why I Know So Much About Websites

    ‘ello, I’m Krista and I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself and tell announce the first topic I will be covering: Author Websites.   About Me For over a decade I worked as a website developer. What that really boils down to is that for more than ten years I went to work every day and built websites. Most of the websites I worked on were far more complex than your average author website, but many of the concepts were the same. The most important thing is that I know the language of websites: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP (among others). I consider myself a website guru. After…

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