I woke this morning to find myself sandwiched on a list between Nora Roberts and John Grisham. Alas, this list wasn’t printed in the New York Times (although I’m sure that day will come! OohRah!) but anytime developing authors get grouped with the royals, we’re of course thrilled.
The list was on BookBub, the world’s largest independent ebook promotion company, and the topic was Author Websites with Stellar Designs. I got a nice note from marketing manager Diana Urban, just prior to the list’s release, letting me know thattimtigner.com clocked in at #11.
Authors who aren’t selling like Nora Roberts and John Grisham have to do a lot more than type. We have to market, promote, and design. Until we’ve made it, we’re basically a company of one—sweating everything while praying that we’re doing it right.
Of course we partner with people who bring subject matter expertise, and I was very fortunate work with Mark Figlozzi at Bizango for my website’s design. If you’re an author reading this, he comes very highly recommended.
If you’re a reader reading this, please do check out my author website. Among other things you’ll find a free book download. Even Nora and John can’t beat that.