13 Author Websites That Get It Right - Deepstash
1. David Sedaris: Put your book front and center

Pro tip: Keep site speed in mind! On the technical side, a simple setup will help your site load faster. Heavy images will slow a site down and frustrate visitors. 

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13 Author Websites That Get It Right

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J.K. Rowling: Add a social element

Takeaway: Make your site interactive for engagement and retention.

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Austin Kleon: Keep your website up-to-date

Takeaway: Give people a reason to come back.

Something as simple as an up-to-date Twitter feed or a list of upcoming events can keep your website feeling fresh and show that...

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Veronica Roth: Go to your readers

Takeaway: Make sure you’re visible to your target market.

f you have written your novel for a certain market, then you correspondingly want to ensure you are putting your bo...

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Lesley M. M. Blume: Transport readers into the world of your book

Takeaway: Your website should visually give readers a taste of your book.

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Megan McDonald: Brand your site

Takeaway: Your website should be an extension of your author brand.

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Anthony Horowitz: Be selective in your use of color

Takeaway: Don’t use all the colors in the rainbow if you don’t want to distract visitors.

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Gretchen Rubin: Make your website a "place to be"

Takeaway: Offer a little something extra.

Gretchen Rubin has done this by devoting whole pages of her sites to tips-filled listicles, “revealing” quizzes,

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Brent Jones: Use a lead magnet

Takeaway: Give readers a free sample of your book.

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Gary Shteyngart: Give it a personal touch

Takeaway: Know when to break the rules.

Upon first glance at Gary’s website, you might think, “Well, that’s zany.” But whether you realize it or not, two concrete goals have...

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Nicole Dieker: Make it clear how to reach you

Takeaway: Playing hard to get is not a wise move for an indie author.

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Miquel Reina: Bring your site to life

Takeaway: A little bit of movement goes a long way.

Upon first glance at the homepage of Miquel Reina's author website, nothing appears out of the ordinary... until the firs...

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