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Author Websites 102: Five Intermediate Tips

Author Websites 102: Five Intermediate Tips

  1. Non-responsive sites are non-acceptable
  2. Don’t know what OpenGraph tags are? Get on it!
  3. Create a lead magnet: The most common lead magnet is some sort of free content: usually chapters from your book, or perhaps even an entire ebook.
  4. The cliches are right: less is more
  5. Invest in design and user experience

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How to Make an Author Website 101: Five Essential Tips
  1. Make it easy for visitors to buy your book
  2. Tell people who you are and where to find you
  3. Get their email addresses
  4. Nobody really cares what you look like
  5. Stay within the boundaries of your brand

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Tell people who you are and where to find you
  • A short biography
  • Contact information
  • Links to social media

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1) A website isn’t static; it’s dynamic . It’s ever-changing. The moment you accomplish something, you can add it to your website. When you complete a project, you can put it in your portfolio for all to see. You don’t need to print new copies of it and send it out to your contacts over and over; you just update it. People can continually come back and see what you’re up to.

2) Having a website makes you more findable. If all you have is a resume, you have to go out and hand it to people to get your name out. If someone wanted to look you up on the internet and you didn’t have a website, all they might get is a Facebook or Twitter profile.

However, if you have a website, you can be found by a much wider audience and control what it is they see first. This is key for establishing your personal brand and for highlighting your accomplishments.

I’ve been offered jobs, met clients for my web design work, and gotten interviews simply because I have a website. If I didn’t take the time to create one, I’m confident that I wouldn’t have been found.

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Sharing your short story
  1. Submit It to a Short Fiction Market
  2. Use It as a Reader Magnet
  3. Publish Your Short Story to Your Website
  4. Create a Kindle Single
  5. Submit It to a Contest
  6. Submit It to an Anthology
  7. Create a Short Story Collection of Your Own

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What is visual search?

Visual search uses artificial intelligence technology to help people search through the use of real-world imagery, rather than through text search. 

So, when a person takes a photograph of an object, using Google Lens, for instance, the software identifies the object within the picture and provides information and search results to the user.

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