It's just not that interesting to look at. This week, I've started a project of indeterminate length, to try to surmise what is that special something that makes a good author website.
Why does it matter?
My site has been live for almost two months. And I've had consistent traffic, about six people a day, which is pretty thrilling for a nobody from not anywhere interesting.
But my book will be out in the next couple months and, presumably (hopefully again) more people will be stopping by to check me out. And I want to be ready.
So Now What?
I'll list the authors and link to their sites below so you can take a look at them and I'll be profiling them each more in depth in the next coming days and weeks.
It's worthwhile to note that I picked almost all New York Times Bestselling Authors. I figure, if that's my goal, I should make my site as much like theirs as possible. Of course, they've got money and professional support systems that I don't have, but thats a minor inconvenience. Also, interestingly, I learned that, just because you're a bestselling author, that doesn't mean you have a mind blowing website. You'll see what I mean if you click through the links below. Of course, it also sometimes means you have an incredible site. You'll see those in the links below too.
Check out their sites. See what you think. You might even find inspiration for your own site.
Jenny Han - Author of New York Times bestseller 'To All The Boys I've Loved Before'
Kiera Cass - Author of New York Times bestseller 'The Selection'
John Green - Author of New York Times bestseller 'The Fault in Our Stars'
Marisa Meyer - Author of the sic-fi series retelling of Grimm Fairytales, the first books is 'Cinder'
Susan Ee - Author of bestselling novel 'Angelfall'
Sarah Dessen - New York Times bestselling author of 'The Truth About Forever'
E. Lockhart - Author of New York Times bestseller 'We Were Liars'
Rainbow Rowell - New York Times bestselling author of 'Fangirl'