Write On Wednesday
Leave a Comment

In My Brain Today: A Website, a Website…a dollar in the basket

By Leslie Lindsay

I have a question:  how much should one expect to spend on website design?  I have been given a referral by several writer friends for a website designer/graphic artist whom I happen to adore the work of.  I am thinking a great-lookin, fun, interactive (sort of) website that shares all of the information about my forthcoming book, childhood apraxia of speech, who I am, and what I do, etc.  But….it’s pricey.  Cute as all get out but way more money than I have, being the starving artist that I am.

Who knows, I may end up getting myself an online web design degree and doing it myself.  Though for me, time is an issue.   Maybe you could??!   Check out www.online-web-design-degree.com  for more information on earning an on-line web design degree.

Everything I read says, “Get a website.  Each book you write should have it’s own website.”  Okay–but how do these authors make it all happen when they are making about a buck-a-book?!  What’s more, how do they make it happen when they don’t even have a royalty check in hand yet?

I don’t know…I suppose I could go begging and pleading to my hubby…but this is my thing; I shouldn’t have to ask for money–household money–to promote my non-paycheck-existing “job.”  Trust me, I work hard at what I do, but it doesn’t really  give me any dollars in my pocket.  It truely is a labor of love.

So…it brings me back to my original question:  how much does something like this “typically” cost?  Anyone “out there” wanna take a stab?  Comments welcome : )

Not only that, but I am beginning to think about other marketing and promotion ideas for this book…fliers, notepads, I don’t know…something to get the word out…so to speak!  Sigh…maybe I am putting the cart before the horse.  I mean, the book is in print, it’s just not tangible yet.  And I want it all tangible when the book. is. out.  That all makes sense to me, doesn’t it?!

So, if you have any low-cost ideas, I am all ears. 

And that is what is in my brain today, this beautiful Thursday October 6th 2011. 

Got something to say? Tell us!!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s