Best-selling author Shiloh Walker pens this bi-weekly column of online advice for writers. Walker is a full-time author who is published in both e-book and traditional print formats. Now she shares her experience and advice to help aspiring and published authors figure out the "Writes and Wrongs" of the digital world.
Talking Tips On Websites
Websites—it’s a question we hear/read all the time—do I need a website?
Are you published? Then, yes, in my opinion, you need a website.
Are you about to be published? As in…you’ve sold a book? Again, it’s my opinion that you need a website.
Are you unpublished and still trying to sell? Well, there are varying opinions on that. Some industry people may say no. Others will adamantly say yes. Me? I say it’s your call. But I will say this as well…not too long ago, I was at an event and I heard an agent mention that she’d received an email from an unpublished writer and she was curious enough to go check out said writer’s website…and there wasn’t one. I have no idea whether or not it added up to much, but it’s something to consider.