Monday, November 15, 2010

Is A Web Site Really That Important?

It's hard to believe I still hear people ask that question. In this day and age you better believe it's important. This is the way people do business. They want to know what your web address is so they can check you out, see what you are about and what you have to offer. They want to do it on their time. We get busier every day. Time is precious. Being able to check out your web site any time day or night is a must. It also lends credibility to you and your work. My suggestion, if you don't have a web site, have one created for you. It should look professional and be easy to use. Make sure if you have a site built they understand your business. That will allow them to add the proper pages and information to your web site. Remember, a web site doesn't have to be EXPENSIVE to build. Just because it costs a lot doesn't mean it's better. That I learned from experience:)

Happy Writing!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book Marketing and Social Networks

You know when I think about all of the social networks that are available my mind just spins. So many places to let people know about your books. Blogs, newsletters, Twitter, Facebook, the list just goes on. It's really amazing and you know what else it is... Time consuming! By the time you update, check in, and post your day is half gone and you haven't even checked your email. My advise. Get HELP! That's the only way you will be able to stay on top of everything that needs to be done in a day. Even a little bit of help is better than nothing. It's important to remember, you are the author, people want you to write. Leave the busy work to someone else so you can do what you need to do. Staying on the first few pages of search engines is great but if you spend all of your time staying there you won't have anything new to share.

Happy Writing,