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3 Book Marketing Misconceptions and What to Do instead

3 Book Marketing Misconceptions and What to Do instead

Today I’m sharing a post I wrote for Jane Friedman’s blog. Show of hands, writers, how many of you love book marketing? I can’t see through your screen, but I know very few of you have your hands up. Authors hate what they think marketing is. Like most writers, I was not initially thrilled with […]

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Do authors and illustrators need multiple websites and platforms? Advice from a web designer and digital strategist

Creatives often have multiple irons in the fire which leads to the question: do you need multiple websites for each venture?  This is one of the top questions I hear from clients and in online communities of authors and illustrators. This blog post will go into the pros, cons, and considerations with case studies to

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What Marketing Tactics Actually Impact Book Sales? 3 Best Author Marketing Strategies to sell more Books - Guest post my Erika Sargent, the Author Marketer

What marketing tactics actually impact book sales?: The Three Best Author Marketing Strategies to Sell More Books

Today’s guest post is from Erika Sargent, the Author + Marketer, who shares insights on the best author marketing strategies to sell more books. Instagram. TikTok. YouTube. Facebook. Pinterest. LinkedIn. Reddit. These are just a few social media rabbit holes your readers can fall down.  Outside of social media, there are so many other distractions

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Blog post: Why you need a Small business website - 9 statistics explain why

9 Statistics Show Why Small Businesses Need a Website in 2024

Do small businesses need a website? That question came up in my networking group recently. Everyone agreed: the answer is yes! Yet it was clear that lots of small business owners didn’t know why they need a website.  This blog post will tell you why you need a website in terms of things you actually

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How Much Does An Author Website Cost?

How Much Does an Author Website Cost?

This is one of the most common questions I hear from authors. As an author myself, I get it. You need a website. Even if you have the expertise already (or could figure it out), you’re probably pressed for time. It’s hard enough finding time to write and market, let alone sideline as a web

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The Smart Writer's Guide to Goal Setting

The SMART Writer’s Guide to Goal Setting: 16 Goals for Author Success

Setting goals as a writer is easy, sticking to them is hard – but this post will help. I’m an author as well as a web designer, so I’ve been there. You know what you want to achieve (finish that WIP, get published, maybe make some money at it…?) but getting there is hard.  This

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Where to build your author website

Where to Build your Author website: what website Builders to use in 2023

These days most writers know that they need an author website. What they often don’t know is where to start. Whether you’re DIYing your website or getting help from a web designer like me, choosing a website builder that meets your needs is a good place to start.  The website builder you choose impacts most

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Do Authors Need an LLC? 5 Pros and Cons of an Author LLC

Do authors need an LLC? 5 pros and Cons of an Author LLC

By Ann Koppuzha, Powerhouse Legal Strategy A question I often see is: Do authors need an LLC? This post will give 5 reasons you may want an LLC for your writing business.  Do authors need an LLC? You’re automatically a sole proprietor. When you embark on any business venture, the government stylishly tags you as

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5 Tips to Improve Your Author website - no Tech Skills required

5 Tips to Improve Your Author Website – No Tech Skills Required!

Authors need websites, but few authors are web designers. (I’m the only author/web designer I know!) The good news is that there are ways to improve your author website that don’t require any coding or technical expertise.  Content plays a huge role in the quality of your final website! Fantastic photos and attention-catching copy are

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