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Why You Want People to Hate Your Website

by Lisa Norman

Angry woman pressing button desperate checking laptop in a coffee shop terrace

One of the most common mistakes I see writers make with branding is to pull their punches. They have power. They have a unique take on life and story. But they also want everyone to like them.

15“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.

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Does Your Website’s First Impression Sell Books?

June Stevens Westerfield

JSW_ABOVETHEFOLDSay you're a reader whose friend told you about an author they love, named “Great Author" (insert YOUR name here). So you, the reader, go to Google and you type in “Great Author”. Bam, there’s the authors website, they also have Facebook page, and there are some links to some books.… Read the post

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Adding a playlist to your blog or website

By Sierra Godfrey

Remember back in the day when you made a mixtape for a good friend, a long car ride, or a guy you liked? It was our way of personally selecting songs with meaning that told one larger story.… Read the post

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WriterStrong: Why Is Your Hosting Company Integral To the Success of Your Website or Blog?

Last Fall we started the WriterStrong series to delve deeply into the strengths writers must have for strong careers.

Social media and internet savvy is part of the job requirement for today's authors.  Today's post gets to the nitty-gritty on one important aspect of your author website or blog.… Read the post

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The Cheese Factor: Keep the “Cheesiness” Out of Your Author Website

We have a treat for you today. Kerry Lonsdale is a writer and a marketing and techno-guru. She's here to keep you from website embarrassment. Here she is:

Cheesy websites. You know the ones I’m referring to. The music that launches the moment you land on the site.… Read the post

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