Building Your Author Platform — Links Roundup, Week Of 9/24

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Writers, we’ve scoured the Web so you don’t have to!

There are so many ways you can promote yourself as a writer online—everything from blogging to engaging people on social networks. We hope these articles will point you in the right direction to build a successful author platform!


The Role of the Author Website via The Literary Platform – Obviously, this is why Web Design Relief exists! If you don’t already have an author website (which, by the way, we can totally take care of for you), you might consider establishing one before getting involved in any other type of promotion. Your author website can function as the hub of your online activity and help you establish your brand, which will show potential readers, agents, and editors that you mean business.

How to Choose a Web Host via The Site Wizard – Every website needs a reliable Web hosting service, but the process of choosing one can be daunting if you’re not particularly tech-savvy. Here’s a helpful list of things to consider and keep an eye out for when weighing your options.

A Comprehensive Guide to Formatting Your WordPress Posts and Pages via Copyblogger – We’re strong advocates of WordPress. Once you get the hang of the system, you can wield it like a powerful tool to make your website the best it can be. This is an amazing and thorough guide to getting the structure of your posts and pages just right. Great for both WordPress amateurs and experts!

How To Optimize Your Tweets To Increase Engagement via SocialMouths – Once you have established your author website, it’s time to hop on the social media wagon. As we’ve mentioned many times before, Twitter has an amazing writing community that you can tap into to promote yourself and your writing. Here’s a nifty little infographic explaining the best ways (and times!) to tweet.

How To Promote An Event Using Social Media via Socialable – Are you participating in a poetry reading? Signing copies of your book at a local bookstore? Giving a lecture on the subject of your fascinating new memoir? Social media can help get people to attend! And it’s a lot easier than handing out flyers on a street corner in the middle of the winter.


  1. Anne C.

    The link to the “Optimize your Tweets” article appears to be broken…

    • Web Design Relief

      Thanks, Anne! We’ve fixed the link. Good eye! 🙂


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