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Evening Appetiser: Creating an Effective Author Website



Sarah Hollingsworth




A well-built and maintained author website can do wonders for promoting your writing, connecting you with readers and providing up-to-date news and information for peers, readers, and the publishing industry. But you’re a writer, not a web developer – where do you start? Our marketing and communications manager, Sarah Hollingsworth, will step you through everything you need to know.
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This seminar will take place online. Detailed instructions for participation will be provided.

You Will Learn:

  • The importance of a clear, concise and well-maintained author website
  • What you should and shouldn’t include on your author website
  • What domains and hosting are and how they work
  • Options for free and paid services we recommend using
  • How to set up your site from start to finish!

About the Tutor:

Sarah Hollingsworth studied a Graduate Diploma in Editing and Communications, which led to her working for eight years in publishing, holding various publicity and marketing roles at publishing houses in Melbourne. In 2020 Sarah joined the Writers Victoria team as the marketing and communications manager. She enjoys being able to share her publishing industry experience and knowledge with the Writers Victoria community, and helping aspiring writers navigate the world of writing and publishing.

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Lunchtime Bites and Evening Appetisers are free for members. Members of Writers Victoria receive up to 37% off the full price of our other workshops, seminars and courses. In addition, members have access to a range of other discounts and opportunities and receive a subscription to The Victorian Writer magazine. Memberships start from just $50. Find out more about becoming a member here.

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Phone: (03) 9094 7855
Email: program@writersvictoria.org.au

Evening Appetiser: Creating an Effective Author Website

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