Monday, July 13, 2009

Author Websites That Demand Attention

Check out Khy’s post over at the Frenetic Reader on what makes a stand-out website. VERY VERY INTERESTING. And pretty much spot on. I think one of the things she really hit on the head was keeping your site updated. A stale site = a boring site!

She listed some pretty amazing sites (I love Maureen Johnson’s website…super-fun!). But I’m really visual, and she missed naming just a few of my personal favorites:

www.carrieryan.com (My Hall-Of-Fame fav…perfect for her book)
www.cherylreneeherbsman.com (check out the adorable laptop flash!)
www.lisamcmann.com (I love the way it embodies the dark feel of her books)

And…I’m sure it was just an oversight that my site didn’t make the cut… ;)

8 comments:

The Compulsive Reader said...

Your site is awesome! And I love your new blog design!

I agree though, author sites are mega important! Authors who don't have them tend to get overlooked. I remember back when I started to get into the book scene, when I was about 11 and 12, the authors who REALLY appealed to me were Meg Cabot, Maureen Johnson, Louise Rennison, because they had websites, and they were updates with a blog (Meg Cabot especially! She was way ahead of the curve with her blog!).

Kimberly Derting said...

Ahh...I can't believe I forgot Meg Cabot's (I love her blog too!).

And I was kidding about Khy forgetting mine, but thank you!!! ;)

Leigh said...

Your new blog is fab!! Love the design - and the profile pic! Gorgeous. :)

Becca Fitzpatrick said...

Um, your site totally deserves to be on the list!!! Did you recently redo it? It looks new and updated. Holy Cow it's awesome. So creepy and atmospheric. It makes me want your book even more!

Kimberly Derting said...

Thanks Leigh and Becca, glad you guys like it!!!

Heidi said...

Those are amazing websites!!!

I think in general YA authors have much cooler sites than adult authors. Much more creative.

Probably because YA authors are a much more creative bunch. In general.

Sigh.

PJ Hoover said...

Of course your website not being mentioned was an oversite. And I love your fancy new blog layout!

Katie said...

whoa! Look at your hot new blog with a smokin' hot photo of you and an ultra cool cover of your book!!!!! Sorry I haven't popped over sooner!