Developing a Website for Your Book


I am by no means a marketing or design or website expert but, luckily, I happen to know someone who is. When I or my editing clients need assistance, she is my first (and only) point of contact. That’s how good she is in my opinion.

Through my professional relationship with her, I have distilled some (hopefully most) of the key points to consider when developing a website for your book.

First Decisions
The first decision is what you want to call your website. If you have only written one book and don’t plan to write any more, you may prefer to set up a website in the name of your book for maximum exposure. If you’ve written more than one book or plan to write more in the future, it might be better to set up a website in your name to promote yourself as much as the books. Of course, you could always call your website something completely different (John Birmingham’s is called Cheeseburger Gothic – no idea why). As long as you have a good reason and it doesn’t make you and your book very difficult to find (which defeats entirely the purpose of setting up a website), then why not? Continue reading


The Risk of Exposure: Putting Yourself and Your Writing Out There


Being a writer can be a double-edged sword sometimes. When we first publish, in whatever format we choose, we think, “What if nobody reads my work?” When we realise we are gaining some traction and are being read, we think, “What if people read my work and don’t like it?” It’s rare that we think about the stranger end of the spectrum.

But recently I was confronted with it when I received a request through the Contact Me page on this blog. It was from a man looking for a writer/publisher to help him complete, edit and publish his book. Continue reading