You may have heard that, as an author, you need a website to sell books. However, creating a website (let alone creating one that works) is easier said than done.
The process of traditional web development can be frustrating AND overwhelming. It’s an experience that few enjoy and the agony is compounded when the final product doesn’t perform as a powerful marketing tool.
One of the most important things you must realize about selling books online is the best author websites are not only beautiful but also easy to update.
It used to be that in order to have a beautiful website, you had to give up control. In other words, you would have to hire someone who knew how to code to make changes to your website. Having a beautiful website that you have to hire someone – a teenager for example- to update is like owning a beautiful car which only a teenager can drive.
The same is true of your author website. The best author websites allow YOU to be in control.
YOU are the master of words – why not be master of your own website as well?
Thankfully – a lot has changed since the early days of the web.. Technology has advanced to the point where creating a beautiful and functional website is not only easy – but affordable as well.
Once you have your easy to create – easy to update website launched – then you’re only limits are your own creativity as to how to engage audiences and sell your books online.
The best author websites not only set the tone for your work – they also set the stage so you can sell more books online and let’s face it -selling books online is the key to financial success as an author.