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Announcing AuthorJar – Websites for Authors

Announcing AuthorJar

It's with great pleasure that I announce my newest service for authors, AuthorJar.

Some of you probably know me from my work as an author and are wondering what AuthorJar is all about. What is it exactly?

Well, AuthorJar was born out of a lack of a unified solution for so many of the tools that were absolutely vital to my success as an indie author.

If you're starting out as an author, a lot of advice is thrown at you about what you should and shouldn't do, and having a mailing list and website are on nearly every list.

Well, here's the thing. Your options are limited to free services using generic themes and designs that are absolutely not built for building a mailing list nor selling your books, or you have to research a web designer and pay potentially boatloads of cash for a solution that may not have all the tools you need.

And then there's the issue of the mailing list. Setting up a list, purchasing and configuring a custom domain name, creating the opt-in forms and templates, etc. can be a daunting process, but it gets worse.

What happens when you start finding success and growing your list? You quickly move out of the free tier of the popular mailing list services and your left with a hefty monthly bill just to connect with your subscribers on a regular basis.

My goal from the beginning was to greatly simplify this process, giving authors access to an amazing collection of tools that allow them to quickly and intuitively have a professional online presence designed from the ground up to convert visitors into subscribers and buyers, and having full mailing list and analytics data built in.

I remember how frustrating it was for me to find what 'worked' for my online presence when I published my first book in 2011. Well, I'm setting out to change all that with AuthorJar.

AuthorJar gives you the tools you need to connect with fans and sell your books. Choose from professional, conversion-oriented website designs, collect emails for your newsletter, track traffic and statistics, and be set to promote your new releases and catalog from one place.