Text, photographs and covers on your author website
Displaying text on your website
It’s important to remember that displaying text on a screen is not the same as displaying text in a book. Large, dense blocks of text on a computer screen are difficult to read, so your text should be divided into short paragraphs and your web page should contain plenty of white space.
The choice of font is also important. The colour should contrast well with the background. Simple fonts such as Open Sans, Ariel and Verdana are easiest to read.
Your content should be succinct – focusing on the key points you want to make. For the purposes of being found by the search engines, you need to make sure that you include key words and phrases that people are likely to use to search for you or your book on the internet.
Displaying book covers on my author website
Most authors prefer a single page dedicated to their book. The components of this page are usually the book blurb, ISBN numbers, links to selling sites such as Amazon and the book’s cover.
The book cover needs to be in jpg format. Some authors prefer to display the front cover only. Others choose to display the back cover too, especially if has it has additional blurb about the book.
Can I have photographs on my author website?
Yes, of course. The best option is for you to provide us with jpg files of the photos you want to include. Typically, you might want a photo of yourself for your author biography page and perhaps some additional photographs to give the visitor a greater insight into your life – maybe a photograph of the area where you live, where you work or photographs of something that inspired you to write your book. If you cannot provide the photos in digital format, we can scan your images for you, although there would be an extra cost for this service. If you do not have appropriate photos, we may be able to source them for you from an image library.