Self-Published Author Website Masterclass
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Self-Published Author Website Masterclass

How to Create a Responsive Author Website to Sell Your Books and Engage with Your Readers
4.5 (24 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
311 students enrolled
Created by David James Ault
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to build a mobile responsive author website
  • Learn how to create an online presence for your author brand
  • Learn how to choose a domain name, set up hosting and install and configure WordPress
  • Learn how to create an original, professional looking, mobile responsive website
  • Learn how to add engaging content to your website
  • Learn how to add a blog to your author website
  • Learn how to add a Contact Page and an About Page to your author website
  • Learn how to add your library of books to your author website
Requirements
  • An understanding that creating an author website involves a certain amount of financial investment
  • The purchase of a domain name is a requirement if you want to create your author website
  • The purchase of a hosting package is a requirement if you want to create your author website
  • The purchase of premium themes and skins (such as Thesis and Effectus) is not a requirement, but is highly recommended
Description

The Author Website Masterclass will show you how to create an original, professional-looking, mobile responsive author website, where you can engage with your readers and turn them into fans

***** Last UPDATED in November 2017 *****

One of the biggest hurdles that a new author faces at the beginning of their self-publishing career is that of anonymity.

Fortunately, there are a number of strategies available to self-published authors to overcome this, such as Perma-free BooksLead MagnetsFront and Back Matter PromotionsSearch Engine OptimisationVideo Marketing and Guest Post Commenting, each of which can be very effective.

Central to all of these promotional strategies is an online presence and in particular an author website.

If you have yet to start building your writer platform, then now is the time to do so, beginning with the creation of a great looking author website.

A step-by-step guide to creating a professional responsive website that you will be proud of

In this course, you will get an over-the-shoulder view as I build a responsive author website totally from scratch for one of my niches, step-by-step.

In this way you will learn:

  • How to brand your author website, create a Gravatar, choose a domain name, a hosting package and how to propagate your domain name to your hosting package
  • How to install WordPress, configure the basic settings, install a premium theme, install a premium skin and customise your website to make it look totally original
  • How to choose the correct plugins for your website, add engaging content and of course your library of books.


The building of a mobile responsive author website really is a MUST for every self-published author. And this course will walk you through it every step of the way.

Who this course is for:
  • Self-published authors looking to increase their online presence
  • Self-published authors looking to promote their books
  • Self-published authors looking to connect with their readers
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 04:18:20
+ Branding Your Author Website
5 lectures 17:12
Building Your Author Brand
02:43
Brand Image: Creating a Gravatar
03:39
Choosing A Domain Name
02:06
Getting your Domain Name
04:38
Forwarding Your Domain Name to Amazon Author Central
04:06
+ Hosting Your Author Website
5 lectures 14:02
Choosing a Hosting Package
02:24
Purchasing a Hosting Package
03:15
A Look Around the Control Panel
01:58
Propagating Your Domain Name from Your Domain Name Provider to Your Host
03:17
Assigning Your Domain to Your Hosting Account
03:08
+ Setting Up a WordPress Site
3 lectures 19:16
Why WordPress?
01:37
Installing WordPress
02:57
Configuring the Basic Settings for Wordpress
14:42
+ Premium WordPress Themes and Skins
7 lectures 41:34
An Introduction To Frameworks, Themes And Skins
05:34
Installing and Setting Up The Thesis Framework
08:34
Installing and Setting Up The Effectus Skin
05:19
An Overview of the Effectus Skin's Content Settings
07:37
An Overview of the Effectus Skin's Design Settings
05:25
Creating a Header for the Website
05:26
Adding a Header to the Website
03:39
+ Adding Content to Your Author Website
21 lectures 02:29:54
Content is King
02:00
Giving Value on Your Website
01:22
How to Create a Post
13:03
A Look at Categories
02:50
A Look at Tags
02:33
Introducing Plugins
06:04
How to Create a Plugin-powered Post (Part One)
12:06
How to Create a Plugin-powered Post (Part Two)
09:43
Introducing Custom Page Templates
05:52
How to Create a Contact Page
11:31
How to Create an About Page
10:41
How to Create a Navigation Menu
04:10
How to Create a Book Page (Part One)
07:43
How to Create a Book Page (Part Two)
08:42
How to Add Hierarchal Pages to the Navigation Menu
07:17
A Look at Widgets and Sidebars
07:25
How to Create Customised Sidebars (Part One)
12:42
How to Create Customised Sidebars (Part Two)
08:48
How to Add an Image to the Action Box
05:33
Adding an Author Box
05:16
+ Additional Content
1 lecture 04:01
Paperback Publishing: Createspace merges with KDP Print
04:01