Did you read my mail yesterday?
Everybody stresses that you have to have an author-blog, and yesterday I decided to build mine. I already had the domain. I just needed to get all the old content out and get some new in.
And get a good author theme.
I searched for seven hours and found a good on for $67 (with bad service, so no thanks), several almost as good for $80, and then right before I was ready to give up and do the hard work myself, I found a theme that looked promising.
- A slider at the top, showing my books with links to Amazon.
- A theme that's easy to set up.
- A theme I could use for blog posts, too.
- A theme that could have an opt-in form to list building, too.
- A theme that didn't cost a fortune.
This is what I found:
I didn't get it last night, because I wasn't sure if it offered a way to add an opt-in form.
It did. You can even have four, if you like 😉
You can choose between dark or light background, background color or image, slider background or image, fonts, link and button colors (for the buy on Amazon links), button texts, and much more.
I found it very easy and fast to install. It comes with a PDF guide that explains the more tricky things like adding your Amazon API. I had already done that part a long time ago for Amazon affiliate pages, so I could skip that step.
It's not hard to do, as long as you have a guide that shows you the steps. And this guide does, with pictures and explanations.
If you're looking for an author-theme, you should consider this.
- Theme plus updates.
- Installation guide.
- Slider background images.
- Cool bonuses! I won't reveal those, but I did a little dance of joy when I say them.
I must say that I'm more than happy with the result. I really love how my site looks now. I'm not done fiddling with it, but it has been a lot of fun working on that site today. You can find it on BrittMalka.com if you're curious.
Check it out, it’s awesome!