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Some Florida Writers Who Twitter

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Out of curiosity I wondered how many Florida writers were on Twitter so I searched Twellow and amassed the following list. If you are a writer living in Florida with a Twitter account and wish to be included on this list, comment me and I’ll add you.

cori padgett | @coripadgett Lover of Rain..Slightly OCD..Stellar Professional Writer.. Young Mom!  Location: Orlando, Florida

SeoulLady.Com | @SeoulLady Hi, my name is Victoria, I ‘ve just come down to Miami, Florida. Some people call me Liz. My website will tell you how to become a good writer !

ashleyladd | @ashleyladd love to read and write erotic romance – vampire, time-travel, comedy-contemporary, M/F, M/M, MMF. I want to network with other writers, readers, moms, American Idol, cat, and Star Trek lovers.  http://www.total-e-bound.com

Susan M. Heim | @ParentingAuthor Mother of 4 – two teenagers and preschool twins (all boys). Author of 5 books, including 2 about twins. Former Chicken Soup for the Soul editor.

Ron Williams | @inkwest Writer / Designer / Evil Genius / Artist / Graphic Novelist  Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Kathy Riordan | @katriord One woman’s view of life and the universe.

Sandy Hall | @sandyhall I am an Author, Online Entrepreneur, EBook Creator | Writer | Publisher.. I Love Working Online and Helping People With Affiliate | Internet | eBay Marketing Location: Treasure Coast – Sunny Florida

Rashad Jennings | @RashadJennings Writing a book. Enjoy causing ppl to slow down and “think” Always laughing 🙂 Just drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars #23. I play guitar. enjoy the follow!

Don Millard |@OTOOLEFAN Sardonic Writer and Artist, Current PressRoom Drone Loves Peter O’Toole, Writing, Comedy and All Things Irish  Location: Florida (Tan Belt)

Maria Nerius | @MariaNerius Craft professional, author, writer, gardener, and pet owner. I’m here to network with other creative people! Fibromyalgia is a part of my life.

Jimmy Palmiotti | @jpalmiotti writer of JONAH HEX, POWERGIRL, PAINKILLER JANE, THE LAST RESORT AND A NUMBER OF ASSORTED COMICS, TV AND FILM

Sue Reddy | @reddywriting Publicist, Fiction Writer of Navy SEALs, sports fan. Don’t send quizzes. I don’t take them.

Sandra Friend | @sandrafriend Florida travel writer, author, blogger, speaker, hiker, trail enthusiast. Member SATW, ASJA, FOWA, SCBWI. Take a hike, Florida!  Location: Ocala, FL

Janet Dawson | @PoetJanetDawson A Writer 1 book published (G MarksThe Spot)working on the other one (The Art Of Me),

Andrea Shea King | @RadioPatriot Radio show host/Writer/columnist at World Net Daily  Location: Central Florida

Christian M. Archer | @carcher777 I am a novelist and creative writing teacher!  Location: Jasper, Florida

Teresa Mears | @miamicheap Teresa Mears is a publisher, editor, writer and owner of South Florida On the Cheap blogs   Location: Miami

Kevin Lintner | @kjlintner Horror Writer. Musician. Husband. Father. Socialist. Equal Opportunity Annoyer. If you are stupid, I will find you, and mock you mercilessly.

DebraMarrs | @DebraMarrs Editor and Coach for Writers. Author of: Writing Your Life Stories. Help U Get Organized to Get Your Writing Project Launched, Build A Platform, Generate Buzz

bohemianliving | @bohemianliving Hippie-used to practice law now Im writing and flying free- Live Free Write Well Location: Orlando, Florida

Janet Conner | @janetconner Writing Down Your Soul, Conari Press.Madly in love with soul writing, science&spirituality, mystical poetry, prayer. Teach how to connect with the Voice within.  Location: Ozona, Florida

Florida Book News | @FloridaBookNews Florida Book News is dedicated to getting the word out about Florida writers, books and organizations.

Kim Weiss | @kimmerieweiss Author, Writer & Book Coach-PR Director-Blog Mistress-Music Lover/Singerhttp://www.helpmewithmybook.com/blog

Charles Dennis | @WriterCharlesD Writer, Poet of 30 years. Location: Cape Coral, Florida.

The Hive Mind | @thehivemind Writer, WriteTilt.com Artiste, geek, bookworm, sci-fi fan, forward-thinker, perfectionist, loner, tea drinker, music lover, film nut, vegan

The 23rd | @writefast Author of the soon to be released SciFi:365, writer, podcaster, artist, geek dad, rolaids, caffeine, http://the23rd.ning.com/

Joseph Paulino | @JoePinOrl Poet, Writer, Entrepreneur  Location: Orlando, Florida

George LaCas | @George9Writer Writer & Artist … author of The Legend of Jimmy Gollihue

Kim Molner | @OfCourage Kim Molner is a cartoonist, illustrator and writer.

Jill Christine | @mintconspiracy Writer (chick lit, short horror, YA paranormal), designer, monster wrangler. I sell plush creatures via Etsy when I’m not serving as my muses’ secretary.

Crimson Shrine | @CrimsonShrine I am a writer, artist, philosopher and poet

LindaStamberger | @LindaStamberger Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Artist. Recently finished my first fiction novel; ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Susan Hilliard | @writingsh53 Writing Resources, Book Reviews & Writing Tips Location: Cape Coral, Florida

Charlene Weston | @charleneweston I’m charming, friendly and honest. I love writing fictional and non-fictional stories as: horror, love and children etc. Also,into knowledge & personal growth. Location: Miami, Florida

SaraRoseWrites | @skirtsararose Writer and Moe’s steak burrito consumer  Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Lou Belcher | @LouWrites Writer, editor, photographer. Writing,editing and consulting on book-length fiction and non-fiction, and blogging.

Helen Akers | @HSPWriter Creative writer, highly sensitive person, INFP, philosophy, spirituality, music, film, theatre enthusiast  Location: N. Colorado/Tampa,Florida

Harley May | @harleymaywrites Super mutant wife mom lady. Writer of many short stories and a YA urban fantasy. A reader, joker, drinker, and biter of babies.

Patricia Byron | @1abstractgirl Artist, teacher, writer, poet…

Jhonny Thermidor | @JhonnyThermidor I’m a student. I can see myself as a successful poet in the next few years, I enjoy writing & reading. Poetry is my passion.My passion is what keeps me alive.

TammyMcDuffie | @TammyMcDuffie I am a single mother of 5, I’m a writer, poet, and a giver of wisdom and LOVE!!!   Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Kimberly | @gladeslibrarian First, I’m a mom. Next, I’m a librarian interested in sharing great books that entertain, encourage, enlighten, enrich and empower young adults. I’m also a chicken owner, quilter, knitter, reader, writer, YA book reviewer, weight trainer and more.  Location: South Florida

Roy Peter Clark | @RoyPeterClark Taught writing at Poynter since 1977. Author of the book Writing Tools.  Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

Ray Cates | @rcates2 Writer, teacher, book store owner  Location: Ocala & Port Orange Florida

JC Hutchins / @jchutchins Writer, Published Author/Podcaster  http://JCHutchins.net/order Location: Ft Lauderdale

Stacie McElroy/ @stacielcm http://lottelinedesign365.blogspot.com

Medeia Sharif/ @sharifwrites http://sharifwrites.com

Eric Taubert/ @EricTaubert http://capecoralbarometer.com Location: Cape Coral, Fl

Gail Shepherd/ @gailshepherd  http://gailshepherd.blogspot.com  Location: Lake Worth, Fl

Rebecca Ryals Russell | @Vigorio Writer of MG and YA Dark Fantasy; Vacation Rental Owner; Mommy and Wife http://yellowhatwriterrrussell.com Location: Wellborn, North Central Florida, USA

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57 Links of Awesome Writing Information and Help

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As someone new to the writing industry as of last year, I acquired an extensive listing of helpful links. Here are some of the most useful. I think even seasoned writers might find info here of interest.

If you know of additional awesome links, let me know and I’ll add them.

teen lingo http://www.thesource4ym.com/teenlingo/index.asp book doctor on http://coolstuff4writers.com/BookDrMain.html whole lot of author interviews http://coolstuff4writers.com/Interviews.html read about fav authors or discover new ones http://armchairinterviews.com/ character naming resource babynameworld.com copyright info from the horse’s mouth copyright.gov basic grammar info grammarbook.com best blog for word usage/meanings http://kathytemean.wordpress.com Writer Beware resource sfwa.org/beware International Conference listing http://writing.shawguides.com/ everything about fiction writing fictionfactor.com everything about writing horror horror.org/writetips.htm writer’s resource website and discussion forum dedicated to the romance romancedivas.com supports women writers wow-womenonwriting.com a free writers’ resource listing over 2700 current Fiction and Poetry publications http://duotrope.com/ weekly submission calls to paying markets writergazette.com Association of Author’s Representatives aaronline.org check out new agents agentresearch.com/agent_ver.html find agents easily/great forums agentquery.com Preditors and Editors-Beware of Scams anotherrealm.com/preditors the business side of writing authormba.com chart compares POD companies booksandtales.com/pod/index.php plot tips plotwhisperer.blogspot.com everything about agents and queries querytracker.net up to minutes news about publishing industry writenews.com connect with published or not authors writerschatroom.com every contest the editor can find writingcontests.wordpress.com Q&A section, a job thread and a critique section mywriterscircle.com science fiction and fantasy writers or am sfwa.org share your MS for annotation & chat bookglutton.com give and receive  reader feedback critiquecircle.com online destination for your writing group rallystorm.com Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network spawn.org Janet Reid dissects queries queryshark.blogspot.com Rachelle Gardner gives a lot of helpful info cba-ramblings.blogspot.com Janet Reid’s other blog- tons of resources jetreidliterary.blogspot.com Nathan Bransford- industry info nathanbransford.blogspot.com A Writer’s Guide to Self Publishing http://www.bubblecow.co.uk/2009/10/a-writers-guide-to-self-publishing/ 12 Random But Pretty Good Ideas for Selling Your Book http://www.yourwritersgroup.com/mywritersgroup/2009/10/a-lot-of-what-i-talk-about-here-falls-into-the-large-area-of-intangibles-craft-meditations-interesting-uses-for-your-left-.html 30 One-Minute Tips for Strengthening Your Novel http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/30-days-to-a-stronger-novel/ thousands of links for writers on all topics http://www.suite101.com/writingandpublishing cliché finder http://cliche.theinfo.org/ The Difference Between MG and YA http://www.write4kids.com/feature6.html Lulu Titlescorer http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/index.php more info on writing for kids than you can stand http://cbiclubhouse.com/ best blog for helping writers write http://storyfix.com/ Website Grader by HubSpot http://websitegrader.com/ A site for writers, readers and fans of children’s literature http://kidlit.com/ Reasons Why Your MS Got Rejected http://www.inkygirl.com/scbwi-2009-notes-reasons-why-your-manuscript-got-rejected/ scbwi Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-fee based, has conventions http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Who-We-Are—What-We-Do Goodreads- Great site for Readers & Writers http://www.goodreads.com/ She Writes a site for women writers http://www.shewrites.com/ Inked-In a community for writers, musicians and artists http://inkedin.ning.com/ Red Room – Where the Writers Are; a collection of blogs, information, networking, videos and much more http://redroom.com American Christian Fiction Writers – a fee based organization with tons of resources for writers as well as local chapters http://acfw.com inkpop-a YA writers’ site by Harper Collins similar to Authonomy http://inkpop.com The Muse Online Writers Conference http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com

A List of YA Fantasy Writers on Twitter

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Twitter is an awesome place for finding like-minded individuals to learn from, converse with or network with. Here is a listing of YA Fantasy Authors who Twitter. If you’d like to be added, let me know. Enjoy.

tamoor | @tamoor Astrologer, Metaphysician, EFT, Writer, Author, Award Winning Author, Young Adult Fantasy, Dragons, Fairies, Visionary Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, YA Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Books, Book Reviews, Editor, FREE Ebook, Publish, Publishing, Independent Publishing.  http://www.talesoftamoor.com Location: Umpqua Valley, Oregon

The Enchanted Inkpot | @EnchantedInkpot We are a community for writers and readers of middle grade and young adult fantasy.

Robert Jeschonek | @TheFictioneer Writer of urban fantasy, scifi, mystery, comics, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more. Watch for upcoming Clarion young adult novel My Favorite Band Does Not Exist. Location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Carmen Bowles | @Cabowles2486 I’m writer who is a future bestseller from H-town. Genres: Young adult Romance, some sci-fi, and fantasy. I’m going for my degree in English.  Location: Houston, Texas

Marissa Miranda | @marissamiranda Current college student aiming to become a published young adult fantasy writer  Location: Florida, USA

Trulie Peterson | @TruliePeterson Writer of Young Adult fantasy and science fiction, among other things. Location: Florida

rrsmythe | @rrsmythe Young Adult Historical Fantasy Writer, therapist, taxi driver etc  Location: In the woods

Fiona Tankard | @writerinitaly British ghostwriter, writer and seo writer who has lived in Italy since 1994.  http://www.spiderywriting.com Location: Tuscany, Italy

Katherine Stillwater | @KStillwater Writer. Editing my first novel (Seventh Veil). Genre: young adult, urban fantasy, and paranormal-romance. Also, seeking an agent.  Location: West Hollywood, CA

Cheryl Rainfield / @cherylrainfield  Writer of Fantasy and Realistic YA. http://cheryl@cherylrainfield.com

Rebecca Ryals Russell / @vigorio Writer of MG and YA Dark Fantasy. http://yellowhatwriterrrussell.com Location: Wellborn, North Central Florida

Goodreads Authors on Twitter: Check ’em out!

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I joined a new group on Goodreads the other day and found this awesome listing of Authors with Book Trailers and Web Sites who also Twitter. Here are the Twitter IDs so you can follow them. I guarantee they will all follow back and are really cool people with interesting tweets.

Goodreads Authors on Twitter http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/8255.Tips_for_Self_Promotion_Sales_and_Advertising

A.s.: http://twitter.com/Pete_Peterson

Adele: http://www.twitter.com/adelelassiter

Alice: http://twitter.com/alicerene1

Alice A.: http://twitter.com/AllyAnderson

Alvaro: http://twitter.com/AlvaroF

Anna: http://twitter.com/AnnaWalls

Angela: http://twitter.com/eternalstarling

Arlene: http://twitter.com/aradasky

B.C.: http://twitter.com/Bipolarsmom2

Beavor: http://twitter.com/Beavor

Bess: http://twitter.com/bessmcbride

Beverley: http://twitter.com/beverley1022

Bill: http://twitter.com/billshears16

Bradley: http://twitter.com/orcish_dreams

Brett: http://twitter.com/HelpTalking

C. l.: http://twitter.com/Gooberella

Carole: http://twitter.com/cazutt

Cat http://twitter.com/catconnor

Catherine: http://twitter.com/catherinebybee

Chariss: http://twitter.com/charissw

Charlie http://twitter.com/bitsyblingbooks

Cheryl: http://www.twitter.com/cherylktardif

Christine: http://twitter.com/christineduncan

Cindy: http://twitter.com/cindyvine

Clayton: http://twitter.com/claytonbye

Cliff: http://twitter.com/cliffball

Curt: http://twitter.com/clf99

D.B.: http://twitter.com/DBPacini

D.R.: http://twitter.com/subversia

David J. http://twitter.com/FNQAussie

David S.: http://twitter.com/PostHuman09

Dannis: http://twitter.com/dannistories

Debra: www.twitter.com/debrapurdykong

Dee Marie: http://twitter.com/Dee_Marie_SOA

Dianne: http://www.twitter.com/dianneLsweeney

Douglas: http://twitter.com/sweetwatercruis

E. John Love: http://www.twitter.com/ejohnlove

Eddie: http://twitter.com/bonnieisgood

Elaine: http://www.twitter.com/ElaineChaika

Elissa: http://twitter.com/Elissa_Malcohn

Eric: http://twitter.com/mAssKicker1

Fd Crandall: http://twitter.com/FDCrandall

Frances: http://twitter.com/MothinDarkness

Gina: http://twitter.com/gcolliasuzuki

Gloria: http://www.twitter.com/GloriaOliver

Gregory: http://twitter.com/gvkwebook

J.R.: http://twitter.com/jrlindermuth

Jaimey: http://twitter.com/jaimeygrant

Jennifer: http://www/twitter.com@TwinHappyJen

Jess C Scott: http://twitter.com/jesscscott

Jessica: http://twitter.com/jessicajames

Johanna: http://twitter.com/JohannaNimley

Jo-Ann: http://twitter.com/JoannMRodriguez

Jo_Anne: http://www.twitter.com/conquerall

Justin P.: http://www.twitter.com/justinplambert

KM: http://twitter.com/trinite3

Karen: http://twitter.com/authorkarenmaso

Kaylie: http://twitter.com/kayliejones

Kaylin: http://twitter.com/4kaylin

Keara: http://twitter.com/KearaClifford

Kevis: http://twitter.com/phantasmagoria1

Kgcummings: http://twitter.com/kgcummings

Kobina: http://twitter.com/kafy9

Libby: http://twitter.com/lotuslowenstein

Linda: http://twitter.com/LMHauntings

Lisa: http://twitter.com/LLLeibow

Lizz: http://www.twitter.com/lizzclements

Lorhainne: http://twitter.com/LEckhart

Lori: http://twitter.com/whenwelisten
Lori: http://www.twitter.com/hereallalong

Lori A.: http://twitter.com/Lori_A_Moore

M.J. http://www.twitter.com/MJMacie

M. J. Smith: http://twitter.com/JackieM_Smith

Madison: http://twitter.com/madisonpaine

Maggie: http://twitter.com/damesofdialogue
Maggie: http://twitter.com/maggiebishop

Maria: http://twitter.com/Maria_Savva

Marianne: https://twitter.com/MKNishibayashi

Mary: http://twitter.com/mpax1

Marwa: http://twitter.com/marwaayad

Mary: Mary: http://twitter.com/scotchwop

Michael Di: http://twitter.com/Writing_Is_Fun

Michael: http://twitter.com/author_sullivan

Nicole: http://twitter.com/NicoleZoltack

P.D. http://twitter.com/pdmartin1

Paige: http://twitter.com/PaigeCreate2Sel

Pat Bertram: http://twitter.com/patbertram

Pat Guppy: http://twitter.com/PatGuppy

Peggy : http://www.twitter.com/peggywilliams09

Perry: http://twitter.com/messiahiscoming

R.A.: http://twitter.com/RAHarrington

Randall: http://www.twitter.com/rlongmire

Rebecca: http://twitter.com/vigorio

Robert: http://twitter.com/Davilbob

Robert M. : http://twitter.com/robertmykle

Robin: http://twitter.com/rsullivan9597

Rowena: http://twitter.com/rowenacherry

Roy: http://twitter.com/AuthorofPatches

Roxanne: http://twitter.com/roxannesmolen

Sandy: http://twitter.com/sandravaldine

Sarah: http://twitter.com/SMullenGilbert

Scarlett http://twitter.com/ScarlettRains

Sean: http://twitter.com/SeanLehosit

Shalonda: http://twitter.com/treasuresyw

Sharon: http://www.twitter.com/SharonCathcart

Shayla: http://twitter.com/shaydeeavery

Sheila: http://twitter.com/shendrix726499

Sherry: http://twitter.com/sherrythomas

Shirley: http://twitter.com/Bonpetite

Simon: http://twitter.com/simvince

Stephanie: http://www.twitter.com/slc84

Stuart: http://twitter.com/writer99

Tamela: http://twitter.com/tamelaquijas

Thersa: http://twitter.com/MusubiRocks

Thomas H.: https://twitter.com/ThomasHollowell

Thomas T. : http://twitter.com/marnanel

Thomma: http://twitter.com/ThommaLyn

Todd: http://twitter.com/toddfonseca

Tribe Literary Agency: http://twitter.com/TribeLit

Vera Jane: http://twitter.com/verajanecook

Vidit: http://twitter.com/viditchopra

Vincent: http://twitter.com/ccaries

Victoria: http://twitter.com/victoriatwead

Wendy: http://twitter.com/Fantasyharper

Wendy B: http://www.twitter.com/wendybrownbaez

William: http://twitter.com/Sciencefiction1

Yvonnew: http://twitter.com/theyppublishing

Designing a Good Author’s Website Can Be Tricky

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For those of you who are unaware, Goodreads is a growing community of Readers and Writers. There are forums for every possible topic within Groups of every type. One of the awesome groups I’m a member of is called Book Trailers ™ & Author Web Sites. It provides tons of info and friends. http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/9066.Book_Trailers_tm_Author_Web_Sites

One of the interesting forum threads is Post your Book Video and get it rated while you rate others. http://ratemybookvideo.wordpress.com/. This is a great place to see what types of trailers other authors are making as well as posting your own for comments or suggestions.

Another awesome forum is the Goodreads thread about What Makes a Great Author Web Site. http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/62018-what-makes-a-great-author-web-site There are a lot of discussions and suggestions but these two lists stood out as explicit and very helpful.

Kristin Blizzard said:

Personally, I believe there are many aspects to creating a sound website. Hopefully, writers at some point did create their marketing plan. I bring this to attention because of the information that it should contain. Before you sent query letters to agents or publishers, you should have started to collect what would become your selling points.

As you should have been asked by everyone, why is this book amazing? Is there something about the author that gives a different or special angle? What genre does you work fit into and exactly who is your targeted audience? The answers to the questions should lay out what kind of a website you should be aiming toward.

Dee brought a great point with determining what do you want to offer your readers. Do you want to offer them a link to purchase?

Bottom line, this is what I believe you really must tell them:

1. Your name silly. Be clear about it (you would think i would not have to say that huh lol)

2. Title (s)

3. ISBN!!!

4. Information about the titles

5. Depending on background, people might know about you

6. Optional link to purchase

7. Contact information – give them an email (most websites will include at least 1 free email I would never use your personal)

8. Color is good, not too much, you do not want to take away from your books.

9. If you have a good review, use it!

10. If you are appearing at signings, event, radio, tv, or even a scout meeting (kidding) let people know.

Paul Mitton had this to say:

1/ Easy to read (and by that I mean not dark backgrounds and white text – sorry, I know that describes many author websites, but it does present challenges to the visually impaired).

2/ Easy to navigate – identical links at top and bottom of the page, or at the side – not both.

3/ Each page should stick to the consistent theme (background, colour, style)

4/ Quick to load – don’t forget that many people still don’t have access to Broadband/DSL/cable

5/ Which means no big images on the pages. Use thumbnails and click to see a larger image

6/ No page should require horizontal scrolling; few pages should require vertical scrolling, so keep the text concise.

7/ Every page should be tested in a variety of browsers and at a variety of resolutions. If your website looks fine in Internet Explorer 6 and 7, Firefox 2 and 3, later versions of Opera and Safari, then you have covered 99 percent of the browsing audience. It should also be tested at resolutions of 800×600, 1024×768 and 1200×1024.

8/ Use CSS and JavaScript includes for ease of maintenance and to address the resolution issues.

9/ Validate every page using the W3C tools such as Bobby and Lint

10/ When using JavaScript includes, always include a no-script option. Why? Because most search engine spiders can’t follow page links that are held somewhere off the static page. The more other pages your page is linked to, even other pages on your site, the higher it features in search engine rankings. Use a text-only browser like Lynx to make sure that you can see lots of links on each page.

11/ Don’t embed music or sound on your pages. By all means put a clickable link to listen to something, but the last thing you want is for a potential buyer to wake the baby at 2 in the morning because they’ve surfed to your site and suddenly Celine Dion is blasting out loud enough to wake the dead!

12/ Never use scrolling or blinking text.

13/ Don’t have a Flash intro page with that hugely irritating ‘click here to enter the site…’ link. Why? Why not just enter the site straight away?

Now the marketing bits:

1/ I think that if you intend to have many books published, have one author site , not individual ones for each book. You are the brand!

2/ Yes, by all means have a blog. If you want people to post comments, you need to have some sort of membership and file locking system, which probably means you would need to be able to run and configure PHP or Perl Scripts and have a My SQL database system running on your web-server.

3/ Include a preview of your work(s) (but yes, check the contract with your publisher first.

4/ MOST IMPORTANT Include a link so people can purchase your book via Amazon, B & N etc. That is why you have the site in the first place, isn’t it?

5/ Do have book preview videos available on your site, also on You-tube, MySpace, Facebook, Bebo (depending on your target audience).

6/ Email – yes, fred@fredsworld.com is much more professional than fred991@hotmail.com – so own your own domain and have email re-directs to your private email address.

7/ Optimize your pages for search engines – use Google webmaster tools and create XML indexing pages.

Hopefully these lists will help anyone thinking about or in the beginning stages of setting up a new Author website.