As an author you’ve probably heard about your author platform and how you should be working on growing it. The world of social media is at your fingertips. It might seem like all of your marketing could be done through these free channels.  So some authors ask, “Social media options are free, so why should I pay for… Read More

The ideas are there – they pop into your head while you’re in the shower, or in the car, or just as you’re about to fall asleep at night.  But then when it’s time to get them down on paper they feel elusive.  You’ve set aside this time to be productive, but the creative juices… Read More

So you’re thinking of finally building that new author website. You’ve heard about the potential to connect with your readers and how important it is to have a professional site to market yourself. So should you add a blog to your site? You’re a writer, after all!  Shouldn’t you be attracting people to your site and… Read More

WordPress is my favorite platform to building author websites on, and my clients have unanimously loved it too. Maybe you’ve heard a little about WordPress but wonder why it’s so great. Here are just a few of the many reasons:   WordPress is constantly being improved Unlike some sites like Blogger, TypePad, or LiveJournal, WordPress has a fantastic… Read More

My interview with science-fiction and fantasy author Kay Kenyon, in which she discusses author marketing, getting into the flow, and how everything can change in an hour. Read More

Just a quick desktop for all the authors out there who put a piece of themselves into every word they write. This inspirational quote comes from Red Haircrow, a Native-American author and poet currently living in Germany. You can find him on Twitter at @Redhaircrow. Download the wallpaper for your desktop: 1366×768 | 1920×1080 |… Read More

Did you hear? Websites are becoming more and more important. In fact, they’re kinda crucial. Let’s take a look at the websites for the best-selling non-fiction authors of 2015 and see how they stack up (the websites, not the authors). Read More

You’ve done it! You’ve put in the time and dedication, the sweat and tears, and the heart and passion into writing and publishing your own book! Now what? …Will anyone read it? While there are great examples of self-published authors making lots of money many self-published books simply don’t make it further than being listed… Read More

After working with many published authors and on countless website projects, here are my tips for what every author site should include. Read More

I love books and am very interested in the convergence of the traditional publishing industry with the new world of ubiquitous screens (I’ve written about it here, here, and here). The entire industry is changing drastically and quickly, however the whole engine is still driven by the extraordinary minds creating content for us to read… Read More

Custom design + compelling content = a great website that wins awards! I worked with award-winning sci-fi author Kay Kenyon a few years ago (read more about our project here) to create a beautiful new website. Since then she’s been adding great content to her site in the way of fantastic, relevant, and consistent blog… Read More

There are now literally millions of businesses and individuals in the world blogging, all vying for the eyes of as many readers as they can get.  Many times blogs are set up, a few posts are created and then the blogger or business just sits back and waits for traffic to come pouring in. Sorry,… Read More

Unfortunately this post was not easy to write.  Sadly many authors these days still don’t even have websites (Tom Clancy – where you at?) and those that do often have very poor ones built long ago using outdated code, tables and animated gifs (best-selling author Ken Follett has a pretty poor showing).  However, as more… Read More

WordPress is a great CMS (Content Management System) for building any type of website.  Web designers all over the world galaxy love WordPress for its simplicity in setting up, ease in customizing design, and for how simple it is for anyone to make updates to content. What makes WordPress even better is the great variety… Read More

Blogs are great.  They have the potential to help your business reach across the world, stand out from competition and develop a following for your brand.  Writing a blog can help establish you and your business as an authority in your industry.  They can help you communicate with a niche market, disseminate news quickly, and… Read More

WordPress was first built as a blog platform but has now developed into a full-featured CMS (Content Management System).  It is easy to design in and develop for.  Add to that its easy-to-use backend and scalability and you can see why more and more sites are being built using WP.  Here are a few of… Read More