Writing a book or thinking about writing one? Have one published or online? Then think seriously about getting yourself a domain name and a website. There’s no better means of bringing your name and your book some very nice cheap publicity.
The big guys are doing it. Author Stephen King has StephenKing and may possess some others I’m uninformed of. Searching for something by authors James Patterson or Nicholas Sparks? You guessed it! There’s JamesPatterson and NicholasSparks, with details about them, their books, and links to places you should buy them. Heck, even authors as unknown as yours truly have personal websites and websites for his books. Why? Well ego, needless to say; ego and the chance to sell more books. Isn’t that why we wrote the darn things, so that individuals could read them and send us money?
Even though you don’t want to pay the amount of money or the time to develop a full-fledged website, it’s still worth ten bucks annually or less to own your name in dot-com or dot-net or dot-org or dot-whatever. You are able to always have the traffic to your domain name forwarded to your publisher’s site if that you do not want to build your personal site. You will find publishers a lot more than happy to simply accept another link and connect it to the page with details about your book.
With a little time and interest you are able to build your website yourself. Yours truly is living proof that the graphically challenged (I’m colorblind to reds and greens) can build decent websites. For one thing, the web abounds with templates searching for people to utilize them for an acceptable fee. For another, you site doesn’t need to be complicated. Stephen King’s Net Worth total Your book’s cover can be page one; toss in an assessment or two when you yourself have them, include a few hundred lines from the book and finish up with a link to your publisher or an on line bookstore. You’re done!
I’m not talking big bucks here. Most domain names can be purchased for under ten dollars a year. Those tens and thousands of templates I mentioned…many can be had for free. If you get a domain, some registrars (do only a little research here to be certain of what your potential registrar offers) will give you space for a free of charge site and an automated site builder. Yes, “free” means ads but nothing intrusive like pop-ups. And if you merely can’t bare the notion of ads on your own internet site, you’ll have your personal space–absolutely pristine–for significantly less than five dollars a month.