June 03, 2016 at 10:34AM on Facebook
Dear small publishers: Your books may be great, but if your website is terrible, I just assume you have no clue about internet marketing or really how the modern world works. Not only am I not sending you $30 to enter a manuscript contest; I wouldn’t let you publish a book of mine even if you begged me and waved a sizable advance in front of my nose.
I could link to the latest offender against web standards and aesthetics that’s set me off, but instead I’ll keep it positive and link to a micro publisher’s website that DOES look good, and was built for (I believe) $0 on Weebly by my friend Beth Adams. Note the ease of navigation, logical arrangement of elements, and total lack of fustiness and fugliness!