Seven Essential Elements for an Author Website

shutterstock_189115040For most authors, telling stories and sharing information are core competencies; and HTML and Web product strategy are not. Yet, authors today absolutely need to have a presence on the Web, a place to interact with old fans and win new ones.

So, what should go into an effective author website? They come in all shapes and sizes and for authors of all stripes. But, no matter what kind of author and her ultimate goals for hanging a shingle on the Web, there are seven things that her website can’t live without.

Some are obvious, others less so: A checklist for author websites.

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