An author webpage is more than just a “pretty face” on mobile devices and desktop computers. It can also be a powerful sales and marketing tool; and you will increase your chances of getting the most out of your author webpage if you follow these 3 easy steps:
- Market All Your Books
If you’ve published multiple books with Outskirts Press (and many of you have), then your Author Webpage automatically features an “Also by” section in which all of your other book covers appear, each of them clickable to their own author webpage. It’s like a dynamic author website that automatically grows with your writing career. Plus, it is a proven fact that readers of one of your books are more inclined to be readers of your other books, too, so be sure to publish multiple books to automatically add this cool section to all of your Outskirts Press author webpages.
- Link Your Webpage to Your Social Media Accounts
It probably goes without saying that every author should have a Facebook account and a Linked-In account. If you’re more experienced with social media you may also have a Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and/or Pinterest account. That’s great! And guess what? Your Author Webpage can link to ALL those social media accounts directly from your “About the Author” section — but ONLY if you tell your webpage how.
First, click on the “Edit My Profile” in the upper right-hand corner of your Publishing Center. Or, alternatively, you may have a “My Account” link. In either case, clicking that link will open up your Profile Page, where you can Edit Your Profile, provide Social Media Details, and set your Royalty Payment Details, among other things. In the Social Media Details section, enter in the URL for each of your social media profiles. The easiest way to do that is to go to each of your active social media platforms and go to your “home” or “main” page of your account, and then cut-n-paste the URL from the Internet Browser and place it into the appropriate field of this form. Don’t forget to save your changes. It’s as easy as that!
- Add Some Multi-Media
Your Outskirts Press Author Webpage features an “optional” menu item specifically for “Media” which includes book video trailers, audio excerpts, and/or audiobooks. The audio excerpt is included with many of our packages, so if you have recorded your audio excerpt, it is available from your author webpage already. The book video trailer a very popular marketing option so if you didn’t order a book video trailer with your publishing package, you can add one at any time from the Marketing Options tab of your Publishing Center. The most recent addition to the Media section is our new AudioBook Publishing Option. It’s half the price and twice the quality of our competitors, and opens up a whole new market for your book, so be sure to check it out from the Marketing Tab, or by clicking this button right here: