if I have 20 people entered into the contest, I will pick one randomly and gift them with their very own one-page author website, FREE of charge except for the hosting fees and domain name. Out of the twenty, I will also pick 4 more who I will offer the same one-page website for only $199 + hosting and domain name fees.
I get a lot of people asking me why they should pay $5000 to $10,000 for a web designer and developer to build an author website and blog, when there are services like Wix and SquareSpace that offer a complete website for $20 a month?
It’s not hard to find examples of great design in the realm of author websites, but you can find a lot of bad too. I especially see a lot of unprofessional platforms from indie writers without big budgets who try to cut corners and throw something up on the web that is not a great testament to their work.
But, if you are an indie author, meaning you write books and publish them independently, I will suggest you create a website and blog. I originally said you could use your Amazon author page with your Goodreads profile but that is just not good enough anymore.