The Basic Author’s Website
Would you benefit from an attractive, professional website?
Great Lakes Literary develops & hosts a select number of websites for emerging authors. The service includes help with content development, for a modest price of $425. This is about half the price you’d likely be charged elsewhere.
Your website will include 5-7 core pages, including a blog page (for your news and updates). First-year hosting is also included.
Why Do You Need a Website?
Writers need their own professional website – separate from Facebook or other social-media platforms.
Your author’s website will be be the central hub of your web presence, the place to develop the most appealing image of you as a professional writer.
An attractive, functional, professional website establishes a crucial long-term online presence that will present you and your work in the way that YOU want to have it presented.
It need not be complicated. It does need to be professional.
A quality website is important for self-published authors or for any author seeking a literary agent or a traditional publisher. A good-looking website is a key vehicle that agents, editors, reviewers, and buyers will use to learn more about you and your literary works.
For a good example of my author websites, visit Winnie Anderson Books.
What’s Preventing You from Having a Functional Author Website?
The obstacles for most writers: a lack of money, time, and technical experience to build a clean, purposeful website.
You need to avoid creating a website that is cluttered, confusing, amateurish, or lacking in core features.
Simplicity is a good goal. Too many websites try to achieve too much. Your writing is your main pursuit; your website is a calling card to convince visitors that they want to read more of your writing.
I have extensive knowledge of the book industry as an acquisitions editor, indie publisher, editorial book-doctor, and author, with several decades of experience helping emerging writers of fiction and nonfiction get published and get noticed in this busy literary environment online.
I’ll help you develop an effective online presence.
If you’re interested in a website, send me a note via the Contact Me page.