January 3rd, 2010

What should readers find on a writer's website?


As part of my research for the next installment in The Fine Art of Self-Promotion, I'd appreciate your input/opinions about what you would expect to find on a writer's website.
 

Poll #1506752 Writers' websites

From an interested reader's point of view, which of the following would you expect to find on a writer's website?

'About the author' page (including a press kit)
0(0.0%)
'About the books' page (with link to relevant amazon-type page and/or 'buy it here' option)
0(0.0%)
'Contact the author' option
0(0.0%)
Publisher/Publicist/Agent info
0(0.0%)
Links to the writer's online publications (short stories, sample chapters, interviews etc.)
1(2.1%)
General links page
0(0.0%)
Articles (and/or links to articles) about writing
0(0.0%)
Podcasts
0(0.0%)
Book Trailers
0(0.0%)
'Latest News' section
0(0.0%)

From an interested reader's point of view, which of the following would you expect to find on a writer's website?

Twitter updates (together with RSS feeds etc)
0(0.0%)
Blog (or mirror of one)
21(65.6%)
Google site translator
0(0.0%)
Something not mentioned here (please elaborate in a comment)
0(0.0%)

If you're a writer, do you have a website?

Yes
28(63.6%)
No
16(36.4%)


Thanks in advance for taking part.
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