Well, it’s that time, I guess. With copy editing underway, mockup jacket covers being prepared and a book that will be out in February, 2012, I need to start thinking about author websites. This is not something that a publisher will pay for, by the way, which means I have to find an inexpensive but professional alternative to what I might have if I was paying for it with someone else’s money. (That’s my Scottish background kicking in.)
I need to figure out what bells and whistles I want on it. I’d love to be able to do podcasts (she says: a Luddite who has yet to figure out online banking). And have banners. The guest blog I did for Carolyn Arnold (plug, plug) had a banner that ran for weeks that said I was coming, and I thought that was the coolest thing ever. It needs to be clean, crisp, cool and easily updated. But beyond that, I’m lost.
What else should I be looking at? How many pages do I need? Which authors have websites that you adore? Any ideas? Help!