Why Authors Must Have A Website?

If you wonder how an authors website can help you then you need to realise that most of the readers are purchasing books online. So if you can you can sell your books directly using your website then you create an amazing opportunity for your book. Even today many of the others don’t have a website and that is exactly where they go wrong. Having a personal website not only helps you with higher book sales but also makes you look more professional as an author.

With your own personal website you can also link all your social media accounts at one place. This makes you more accessible to your readers as various people use different social media platforms. Just imagine linking your Facebook profile and Twitter accounts with your personal website. Every time you publish a new book or there is a small news related to your book that gets instantly transferred to your social media from your website. All that you need to do is share the information. One of the biggest challenges that others feel while having their personal website is they think that maintaining a website is very difficult job.

This statement could have been true 10 year ago but with the latest advancement in website Technology it is actually easy to maintain and update your own website. Even if you end up doing something wrong, you can always rely on a backup which will bring the website to its last updated version so that nothing is lost. Another thing that authers feel is, that it is very expensive to maintain their own website but that is not true. Once you have paid for the website services, all you need to pay after that is the renewal fee off the domain and the hosting which is usually around $50 every year. If you want to outsource the maintenance of your website, it can cost you about $100 every year.

In return what you get is phenomenal. Your book can be seen and purchased 24 x 7 by the interested readers on all 365 days of the year. Now just imagine not having a website, in this case the best chance that you have of getting seen by the readers is on Amazon or maybe a few other social media accounts here and there. People can’t really reach out to you to get more information from an authentic source. A website serves as one of the most authentic and genuine sources where people can get to know more about the author as well as the book. Another advantage is that all your future books will get featured on the same website.

This way you automatically reach out to thousands and thousands of fans and followers without spending even a penny on the marketing or promotion. I have personally known many authors who became really successful and popular after getting their own websites. This instantly gives more credibility to you as an author and as a professional writer. Maintaining and affording job websites and be easy if you find a suitable agency that can help you make a professional website and also give you an affordable package which  can make the maintenance really easy. With all this information I am sure you are excited and already looking for a good name for your own customised website.