A website is an asset for any writer.
It gives your readers a place to 'meet' you and find out more about you.
It gives you somewhere to promote your books and/or services.
It can be your 'shopfront' to sell your books, ebooks, and writing services.
Besides that, it can be a lot of fun to create and maintain!
Read more about creating your writer's website...
- Build Your Website With XSitePro
If you've never had anything to do with creating a website before, you probably have no idea where to start. On the other hand, maybe you've struggled with other programs and got nowhere. Perhaps you have downloaded site-building software from the Internet because it was free, or tried a 30-day trial of Dreamweaver before buying - only to find that it's just too hard. XSitePro makes website-building much easier than you'd ever thought possible. Why is it so different?
- Using XHeader for Website Graphics
Whether you use XSite Pro or a completely different software program to create your website, I recommend that you download XHeader and give it a try. This is a terrific program that is really easy to use. (And believe me, I've spent HOURS creating headers using expensive, much more complex programs - yet XHeader's graphics look just as good!)
- Writers' Websites Part 1
Publishers are increasingly supporting the idea of writers having their own web sites... this demonstrates to a publisher that you have 'outreach' to your market. Publishers like to see how savvy you are with marketing.
- Writers' Websites Part 2
Decide on the primary purpose of your website: to promote your fiction and give fans information about you, or to sell your services as a writer. You can diversify later if you wear more than one hat. For now, choose a focus for this, your first website.
- Writers' Websites Part 3
Until now, you may have thought of an e-publisher as the online version of a regular publisher. The good news is that the definition is way broader than that. "E-Publishing" simply means "electronic publishing". (E-mail means "electronic mail".) Anything that can be created on your computer and sent into cyberspace for other people to download has been e-published.
- Your Author Image Via Your Website
If you are an 'emerging' writer, is it worth spending money and time on a personal website? Much depends on the type of writing you do and your potential audience... Children's authors and illustrators, for example, are a specialist group of potential web-sites users because they have volumes of fan mail and lots of students wanting to do projects on them.
- Using PayPal on Your Website
Hundreds of thousands of businesses all over the world use PayPal on their websites. They use it to sell products or to invoice clients for a service. It can be quite costly to set up a merchant facility on your site, and by using PayPal, you can avoid this.
- From WordPress to Website
Here's how you can use WordPress to create a writer's website, using the Weaver II theme.
- Robin Adolphs on The Why and How of her Website
Robin Adolphs knew that her writer's website would be a showcase for her books, and a way to attract more readers if she went about it the right way. The special features on her website add value to her books and make it a popular destination for teachers and parents.