You Want Readers, Tell Them About Your Books
Take a look at the image above. Are you ready to read Miranda’s books?
I’m a member of several author groups. Recently in two groups there was a call to post Facebook pages and websites. I was astounded at how many headers told me nothing about the books. I had to dig around–these were fellow group members–to discover the genre or look for books by the author. Their headers were as mysterious as the one above.
Your Name, Author. Won’t get you readers.
- Your Name
- Your Genre – A tagline.
- Where to buy your books
Adding your genre and where to buy your books directs the right readers to your books. Big name authors often have just their name in the header, but indie authors need to work just a bit harder.
Graphic designers don’t always know about marketing. If you hire someone to create your header give them explicit direction and the actual words you need on your header.
If your budget is limited, Canva provides simple, easy to use templates or you can create your own from scratch. I used a simple template to create the image for this article.
Robust Author Promotion
However much you prefer writing to building your author platform, give the platform a boost with simple cues for your reader audience.
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