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Bravery in Business & Fearless in Fiction Awards

Posted by Kim Johnson in Business, Celebration, Marketing

At Novel Website Design, we believe in bravery, we believe in business, and we believe in you. That’s why we’re honoring some very special, very carefully selected, businesses and authors with our first ever Bravery in Business and Fearless in Fiction Awards. The nominees are those who are…

Why Unpublished Writers Need a Website

Posted by Diane in For Writers, Passion, Website

Having a website is critical for a published author, but what about the not-yet-published author?  Here are the top three ways that a website can benefit the gonna-be’s. First, it shows agents and editors that you take your writing career seriously.  This is pretty straightforward;…

Social Media Permission Slip

Posted by Diane in Desktop Downloads, Permission Slips, Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Vine, Snapchat …?  And doesn’t Google have something now?   I say focus on you and your business first.  Yes, social media can be important to your biz (and also kinda fun), but if you’re a tiny business and you’re just…

Permission Slips for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Diane in Desktop Downloads, Passion, Permission Slips

These permission slips give you permission to remember what matters–that done is better than perfect, that creating something you love every day is better than the accolades you get from the final creation, that comparison is an act of violence against the self, and at…

The Importance of Being an Entrepreneur

Posted by Diane in Business, Passion

I believe that entrepreneurs will save the world.   That might seem like a tall order, but I think it’s possible. I believe everyone has a business inside of them.  Everyone I’ve met has an idea for something that they’d like to give to humankind,…

What is hosting, really, and where can I find it?

Posted by Diane in Business, Website

Hosting doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it’s actually important.  Most people seem to think that all hosting is the same, so they just look for whatever is cheapest or the most popular.  As with most things, this is a usually a mistake. Not…

Does my website need music?

Posted by Diane in Marketing, User Experience, Website

No.   Just no. Seriously. Here’s the deal:   1.     If they wanted to be listening to something, they’re already listening to it. Music, audio books, self-improvement affirmations, monks chanting–whatever–if they want to be listening to it, they already are.  Your mellow harp music, or edgy…