Want to get found online, and get your eBooks read? You need an author website.
With your own author website, you can:
- Rank high in Google searches for your name or for your subject matter
- Sell your eBooks directly, without paying royalties to a distributor
- Connect with your readers (through updates, social media or inviting them to join your mailing list)
- Build your author brand, with a custom site design that fits your personal taste and your genre of literature
“But I already have a Facebook page. Why do I need an author website?”
We often get this question from authors. If you are already active on Facebook and Twitter, how exactly will having your own website help you?
Having a custom author website gives you…
Greater visibility than on social media – When your readers search for you on the internet, they’re more likely to click on your website than on a Facebook or other social media page. This is a great opportunity to direct readers where you want, and to show them what you want them to see. And unlike with social media, your readers do not need to sign up or log in to view your website, which means anyone can find your site within seconds of searching. You want to be found, right?
Greater control than on social media – Social media has continual changes in privacy, visibility, and rules about interaction and outreach. You may have 1,000 followers today, but what if you cannot message any of them tomorrow? What if someone posts something negative about your book? In either case, this would be beyond your control on social media, but on your website, you have more say.
Why should Blue Cherry design my author website?
We’re glad you asked! Hiring Blue Cherry to design your website only makes sense:
Lower set-up cost– At just $199, our author websites are an amazing bargain. You’ll find that custom websites are often three or four times that price, even without the book sale integration (through Paypal) that is included in all of our sites.
Higher cash returns– When your readers are looking for your book, and find your Blue Cherry site, they can purchase it directly from you. Why pay Amazon or iTunes 30% of each eBook sale? Put money back in your pocket by selling your book directly from your website!
Convenience– You don’t need any technical knowledge to work with Blue Cherry’s web design department. Blue Cherry provides full tech support, because you’re an author, not a coder, right? For example, getting a website involves purchasing a domain name (such as example.com), and server space, which can be complicated and expensive. But Blue Cherry offers six months of free hosting on our server, as well as a free domain name (such as example.bluecherrypublishing.com), included in the original $199 set-up fee. We also provide simple website adjustment tools that allow you to make minor edits to your page by yourself, if you wish to do so. It’s all part of the hassle-free Blue Cherry experience.
Brand quality and consistency– Our sites are clean and classy. When Blue Cherry creates both your eBook and your website, our designers can carry your custom look across the book and the site, for greater brand consistency.
Fill out our Author Website inquiry form today!
You could be ranking, selling, connecting and building … as soon as next week!