Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Writers and their Web Pages
Every writer knows they need a web presence. They need a blog, a web page (behind the blog). They need to Tweet and drop by Facebook, maybe do Live-journal. They need to organise blog tours and chase up reviewers.
Honestly, it's enough to make your head spin. Promotional Web Personal Assistant, anyone?
I've noticed some posts recently by reviewers on what they want from author web pages. Here on Dreams and Speculations, they talk about what they want from an author's web page. Most important for a reviewer seems to be a list of previous books and easy navigation is important, which is fair enough.
And here, Rebecca from Dirty Sexy Books talks about the biggest mistakes authors make. She uses the term link-bait to draw people to the site. Basically free stuff and fun stuff. Then she updates it here, with some more mistakes.
Now we are all time strapped authors. We're juggling real lives, work, family and writing. And now we have to become PR Web Gurus. I'm trying, I really am. But just as soon as I learn a new skill, I find I need to learn another new skill. (What? Now I need to Twitter?)
I'm asking you as aspiring writers and readers, what do you like to find on author's webpages? And what cheeses you off on author's web pages?