Authors, you need a website! An engaging author website with interesting, relevant content is the foundation of self-publishing marketing and promotion.
Join us on April 24 to hear web designer and self-publishing author Andrew Hicks discuss how to create a web presence for authors, including:
How to register a domain name and buy hosting • How to find and work with a web designer, including what fees to expect • How to prepare and deliver your content • How to use images and search engine optimization (SEO) • How to start and maintain a blog • How to market your author website
We’ll be in the Lincoln Park Library's Community Room. The meeting starts at 6:15pm, but feel free to come early to network. The library is located at 1150 W Fullerton – it’s about 4 blocks west of the Fullerton CTA station, and the Fullerton bus stops nearby. There is a small parking lot next to the library and street parking in the area.
After the meeting we'll adjourn to a nearby restaurant for buy-your-own food and drinks. We'd love to have you join us so we can continue the conversation about websites for authors.
Hope to see you on April 24!
Kim Bookless, Organizer
Andrew Hicks is a full-time lecturer at Columbia College Chicago, where he has taught interactive media for over 10 years. Andrew has worked in large agencies making websites for brands like Gatorade and Budweiser, and has created dozens of smaller sites for artists, musicians, and small businesses. He is the founder of Big Shoulders Media, a creative agency that seeks to enable learning and leadership through gaming and play. Based in Chicago, Big Shoulders Media has partnered with authors, designers, and thought leaders to explore how media can be empowering and expressive. Currently Andrew is working on his first book, Gamer to CEO, which will be self-published in the fall of 2014.