Part 1 of a 3 part series on author home pages. On this episode of The Books & Beer Hangout, we cover three free tools authors can use to establish their home base. If you can get past the wonkiness of Google+ and YouTube (that’ll teach us to record on a maintenance night,) you’ll get some good ideas.
First we covered Amazon.com’s Author Central. This is a must have if you’re published on Amazon. Which you should be. No, not a lot you can do with it today, but we fully expect them (Amazon) to do a lot more. And we put our money where our mouths are. Both of us — Jeff and Evo — have our own Author Central pages filled out.
Next is the nameplate site, About.me. Just what it says. Think of it as a more robust business card. Evo filled everything out and went a little crazy. Jeff took a more moderate approach. What works for you? That depends on you.
Finally, we covered Google+. OK, you probably think of it as a social network. But it’s a lot more than that, and we never grow tired of talking about it. Both Evo and Jeff are more active here than the other two. But your mileage may vary. Want better mileage? We can recommend a great book on the topic!
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