An Author Website is Your Billboard to the World!
If you are an author who is serious about your writing career, especially about making it a business and writing more than one book, then you need a website, so you can keep in touch with your readers and they can keep in touch with you. So, if you are a serious author, there is a requirement for you to have a website, because it is your billboard to the world!
Even in this age of social media, having a website is really very important to an author. Yes, having a website is one of the key ways readers can find out about new books by an author. Facebook and Twitter accounts help readers find an author, but in terms of new book discovery, author websites are much more influential and provide author credibility.
Nowadays, if you want to find an author, readers will usually just google their name. When you type in the author name, his or her website is the first thing that pops up. The first result in a Google search is reason enough to have an author website.
This visibility is priceless!
Having your own author website also gives you the opportunity to capture reader’s name and email address, so you can begin building your mailing list for future book releases or to build a newsletter list. The mailing list is extremely important for any author, new or established. Readers who give you their name and email address are telling you that they are interested in you as an author and want to read your books.
If you have an author website, you can tell your readers facts about yourself that they may be interested in, which are not included in your bio. This creates a bond and friendship between the author and the reader. Today, many readers want connectivity with authors who write books that they love and cherish.
In a future blog post, I will share more information on an author website—a free website versus a paid website. Also, I will share more information on an author website with or without a blog connected to the website.
Just a thought…Authors Need A Website.
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