Author Website versus Book Website

My readers have asked me what I recommend between creating author websites or book websites.

Let me explain.

As a self published author, it is generally regarded that you are 20% writer and 80% marketer. That is, if you want to:

  • make a living by writing books
  • make at least $500 per book
  • Be a full time writer/author AND pay your bills

Even authors published with the major publishing houses have to get out there and market their books. They do book tours, they sit in as guests on radio shows, and on and on.

Like it or not, you will have to do a lot of marketing too. And so this question of “author website” or “book website” is an excellent one.

For most authors, a website is the basis for building your author platform (if you need to, click on author platform to learn more about it in one of my other posts).

So, which do I recommend? Why not listen and see!

Click below to listen to the audio file where I talk for a little less than 8 minutes about my recommendation.

Author website vs Book website