Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Reason #2 - It Promotes Your Books




What is the goal of your website? The purpose of your website is to bring readers to your website. That’s the whole idea. You want to give your prospective readers a reason to come to you.

With a website, you have Carte Blanche on how and what to promote your books. It is on the internet, which means your website is available at all times. It capitalizes on Word of Mouth directly including social media.

Books


You are an author, which means you have something to offer your readers. The literary world is very competitive and you want to be in the game. A website is a great way to keep competitive.

  • What genre do you write?
    • Overview of your main genre
    • The other genre’s you write
    • How long have you been writing?
  • What is the price for each book?
    • Competition is great, especially if you know what it is
    • Compare your prices with other books
    • Offer more for their buck

“Successful websites are like books, they’re not born, they are created. It takes time to outline, flesh it out, critique, proof, and publish. Your website needs the same attention as your book. The Ghoster makes it easy for you.”

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Reason #1 - A Website Introduces You




24/7/365

A website introduces you and your books to the world. The internet is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and three hundred sixty-five days a year. In other words, it is always there. Your prospective readers do not have a fixed schedule; they may look you up at 4:45 am. The best part is that they will find you at the hour.

Word of mouth can only get you so far. This is the internet age. What you need is an additional push to advertise your books. For that, you need a website and ways to get your readers to it. The new word of mouth is social media.

Your website has to have what you offer. That is the whole point of being there. You want to keep your prospective readers interested.

With your website, you tell your prospective readers about:
Who you are as a writer
Where you sell your books
The benefits to reading your books
What other writings you have



“Successful websites are like books, they’re not born, they are created. It takes time to outline, flesh it out, critique, proof, and publish. Your website needs the same attention as your book. The Ghoster makes it easy for you.”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Websites is a Virtual Business Card and Brochure


A Website is a Virtual Business Card or Brochure of you as an author. Almost everyone has a website, why not you? Your readers go to the internet for just about anything. Let them find you and come to you for their reading needs.

Remember that a web page is part of your website. When your prospective readers go to your website, they will see how you organized your web pages. Give them what they want to see and keep them informed.

At the point when your potential readers go online on their desktop, laptop, tablet, or their smartphone to your website, they hope to see something new and updated or they might never return. When you have a website that is consistently kept up and redesigned, it demonstrates that you took the time to modernize it and it will hold your readers' attention and they will continue returning to you. It likewise demonstrates that you would give the same attention to the books you are offering. This is your comprehensive platform of your products.

It does not matter if you are a novice writer, or an experienced editor, if you have the want, the will, and the drive, you can achieve the competitive edge with your business. Make your website unique, personable, and fun.

When you complete your website, make sure you place the domain name in all of your marketing material to promote your website. Such as blogs, brochures, business cards, car magnet, car wrap, email signature, envelopes, flyers, letterhead, license plate frame, newspaper ads, outside signage, press releases, radio ads, social media, thank you cards, and TV ads.


“Successful websites are like books, they’re not born, they are created. It takes time to outline, flesh it out, critique, proof, and publish. Your website needs the same attention as your book. The Ghoster makes it easy for you.”