nancyfulda (nancyfulda) wrote,

Informal Checklist for Author Web Sites

So I'm putting together a nifty new author web site. Since I do a lot of website work for my day job, I know what a huge pain it is to add in extra features after the initial design is finished. Last-minute additions make the final result look crowded, and it becomes difficult for visitors to find what they're looking for quickly.

Here's what I want to not forget:

-Image of most prominent publication on the front page (larger than an average thumbnail)
-Links to work that's available for purchase
-Atmosphere, but in a way that doesn't detract from the pretty cover images
-Author Resources
-Press kit (easy to find)
-Honors and Awards (include in press kit?)
-Newsletter and social media contacts
-Exciting information about future projects
-Excerpts and free samples
-Blurbs, review quotes, etc.
-Bonus material for devoted fans
-Dedicated pages for individual books/projects
-Embedded blog
-Text bibliography
-Contact form

Am I missing anything?
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