Synopsis: A Google Example

A couple years ago, Google produced a promotional video, Parisian Love, which advertised its search capabilities in a very simple way. There are merely twelve phrases entered into a Google Search box. And yet–it tells a story and tugs at the heart strings. It evokes emotion. How good is this copy? The video has received […]

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Book Reviews on Your Author Website: A Surprisingly Simple Widget

When you paste code into a Wordpress site, make sure you have selected a TEXT editing area, not the VISUAL editing.

[bha id=’GRRevPost’ size=’300×250′ variation=’03’ align=’alignright’] Why do most online sites include reviews of products? It’s called social proof. If someone else likes a product, you’re more likely to be interested. For clothing, I like to see if the sizing is correct, or if I should buy up or down a size. For household appliances, I […]

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Thank You, AuthorCentral

Typical page from AuthorCentral. I've just "claimed" by Aliens, Inc. Series which will be out in August, 2014.

One of the online tools I use weekly is AuthorCentral.com, which is an Amazon site with a backend for authors. It gives authors access to the listings about your book, statistics about sales, reviews of all your books on a single page and access to Amazon for correcting mistakes. Book Listings. When you log onto […]

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Author Website Content: Keep the Blog and Website Going

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Tech: Launch

Launch your author website carefully--it is launching your career.

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Content: Beta Readers

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Content: Blog Posts 11-15

Snapshot of my website from November 7, 2001.

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Tech: Checklist #2

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Content: Blog Posts 6-10

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Content: First Blog Posts

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Tech: Posts

Click on the last item in the top row to reveal the Kitchen Sink.

How to Add a Post to WordPress It’s time to start on your blog by using WordPress Posts. Here’s the information from the WordPress Codex, the first place you should look for info. If you’ve written a page, it’s essentially the same. You use the same editing screen. Here are a couple other tips: Kitchen […]

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Author Website Content: Blog

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Tech: Affiliates to Sell Your Books

AuthorWebsiteResources

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Content: Pages

Set your HOME Page and your BLOG page. Click to enlarge.

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Tech: Statistics

Location of visitors to Fiction Notes

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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Author Website Content: Privacy Page

Legal issues must be dealt with on your author website, which means you should have a privay policy. Here are suggestions to make it simple.

This month-long series of blog posts will explain author websites and offer tips and writing strategies for an effective author website. It alternates between a day of technical information and a day of writing content. By the end of the month, you should have a basic author website up and functioning. The Table of Contents […]

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