Writing a guide or contemplating writing one? Have one published or online? Then think seriously about getting yourself a domain name and a website. There is no better means of bringing your name and your book some good cheap publicity.
The big guys are doing it. Author Stephen King has StephenKing and may have some others I’m unaware of. Trying to find something by authors James Patterson or Nicholas Sparks? You guessed it! There’s JamesPatterson and NicholasSparks, with information regarding them, their books, and links to places you can buy them. Heck, even authors as unknown as yours truly have personal websites and websites for his books. Why? Well ego, obviously; ego and the chance to sell more books. Isn’t that why we wrote the darn things, so that folks could read them and send us money?
Even although you don’t want to spend the amount of money or the time to produce a full-fledged website, it’s still worth ten bucks per year or less your can purchase your name in dot-com or dot-net or dot-org or dot-whatever. You are able to also have the traffic to your domain name forwarded to your publisher’s site if you do not want to create your own site. You will discover publishers a lot more than happy to accept another link and connect it to the page with information regarding your book.
With some time and interest you are able to build your website yourself. Yours truly is living proof that the graphically challenged (I’m colorblind to reds and greens) can build decent websites. For one thing, the internet abounds with templates trying to find individuals to use them for a reasonable fee. For another, you site doesn’t have to be complicated. Stephen King’s Net Worth total Your book’s cover may be page one; toss in a review or two when you have them, include a few hundred lines from the book and finish up with a connect to your publisher or an on the web bookstore. You’re done!
I’m not talking big bucks here. Most domain names can be purchased for under ten dollars a year. Those tens and thousands of templates I mentioned…many may be had for free. If you purchase a domain, some registrars (do a little research here to be sure of what your potential registrar offers) will provide you with space for a totally free site and an automated site builder. Yes, “free” means ads but nothing intrusive like pop-ups. And if you only can’t bare the thought of ads in your website, you could have your own space–absolutely pristine–for less than five dollars a month.Read More