Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Top 5 Reasons Authors Do Not Have A Website




Authors rely on their agents and publishers to promote and advertise their books. Agents count on their authors to market them themselves. Books can be seen on internet books sites. Friends and family don’t always spread the word that you have written a book. You can go months or years before you sell a book. There is a more efficient way to let the public know.
  

The most common questions of authors are:

  1. Why would I need a website?
  2. How does it sell my books?
  3. Who would see my website?
  4. Will people actually see my new books?
  5. How can I afford an expensive website?


The answers to these questions are what this book is about as well as how to build your own website.




“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.”

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Benefits




There are so many benefits to having your own website. People will take you more seriously when they see your business card with your website address. When your marketing materials have your website address and rest assured people will look you up online. It gives your prospective readers the opportunity to reach you and purchase your books.

Don't let those benefits pass you by. Each time you miss one is one less book that you could have sold. Or another read that will go on without knowing that you write. Let the world know that you have a website and see how it may change your career. There's no guarantee except for the one that you put forth.



“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.”

Personal Choice




When your readers come to your website, they see a reflection of you. Most importantly, the impression you give your own style, your personality, your mission, and your writing.

An author website is an individual choice and it should be done with much thought, work, and rewriting, just as you would do with your own books. Take your time with it and do it right.

Things to consider when creating your website are colors, fonts, pictures, size, template, flow, among many more factors. Ask your peers to analyze your website, give you feedback, and when it is all finished, let the world know what you created.  




“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.”

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Extra Edge



A website gives you that extra edge in marketing. When your readers see you are advertising your website they have a place to go to and see what you offer. Online presence means that when they type in your name or keywords of your niche market, your website should come up in all search engines. From there your reader can see exactly who you are, what you write, why they should go to you, and most importantly, how they can contact you.

Many of us look at other websites and we are bogged down by how much there is on them. Some websites are too busy while others are too simple. There is a fine balance on a website that needs to be respected. Take the necessary time to do it right and always keep updating your site.




“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.”

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Time is Now


The time in your life is valuable.
The Visions you have are powerful.
Social Media is on the rise.
Knowledge is crucial.
Who are you?
What are you about?
How can you achieve your goals and success?
The Ghoster dot Com, brings out the you, that you deserve.


--Joseph Ruston