Pretty much every author has a webpage. Sure, you can get away without one, but having a functional, elegant website has become a must for writers who want to grow their business and their platform.
Having a website helps you connect with your audience. I’ve worked with many authors over the years and have helped set up (and clean up!) a lot of websites. Doing it on your own can be a big investment of time and money, and even when you’re done, it might not be what you envisioned.
But building a beautiful, functional author website doesn’t have to be overwhelming. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to Pub Site, one of our sponsors for the 2021 Women In Publishing Summit.
What is Pub Site?
I'm an evangelist for the email list and I love social media as a way to reach your audience. I also constantly tell authors, “You NEED to control your own story.” A great website is what an author in ANY genre needs to own the brand, own the narrative, own the information about the audience, and, of course, SELL THAT BOOK at the best bottom line.
Enter Pub Site: it's a total software solution for authors to build their own website. You can build it yourself using their amazing tools or you can pay extra and they’ll build the site for you! This is an AMAZING option, especially if technology isn’t your best friend.
It's not just another confusing template with a bunch of elements that you can’t understand. You don't have to scour the web for the right plug-in that's compatible with your platform to do something that should be simple. It's a smart tool to build smart author websites, done at a truly reasonable price point.
Why We Love Pub Site
One of the coolest things about my job is that I get to spend time with so many people that I already love as a total geeked-out, book nerd, publishing industry FAN. Back in 2017, I met Fauzia Burke at Book Expo in NYC, and I entered the fan zone. I took so many pages of notes during her presentation that I was legit worried I'd be writing down the length of my arm before she finished. You know when you hear someone talking and you literally CAN'T stop nodding your head? That was me listening to her talking about book marketing and author websites.
I approached her a few years later to speak at the Women in Publishing Summit, and since then, every chance I've had to hear from her has been truly energizing. It really feels full-circle that I'm able to welcome John, Fauzia and the whole team at PubSite as sponsors of the 2021 Women in Publishing Summit. They have a great product I truly recommend to friends and clients, and they have a commitment to accessibility and equity in publishing. They make it easy for every author to have a professional website.
Pub Site is a bronze sponsor of the Women in Publishing Summit
You’ve done the first hard step of publishing a book – you finished the book. Let John and Fauzia at Pub Site help you with the rest! Pub Site has all of the tools and experts to build a beautiful website. They keep it simple and user friendly with options that let you grow your email list, lead people to social media, and even sell your books right from your own website! Imagine how impressed your friends and fans will be when you send them to your very own author website!
Pub Site offers a free 14 day trial so that you can see just how simple it is to build your own website! Join us at the Women In Publishing Summit to learn more about Pub Site and what they have to offer.