This is a work in progress, I plan to update it soon with more plugins and more info.
A really handy plugin to add in “Buy Now” links to various online bookstores, you really need this.
2. Totally Booked
3. Buy This Book
Makes it easy for readers to share your best writing; great for highlighting excerpts and writing samples.
That’s what I use for my mailing list, free to start until you have a whole bunch of followers.
6. The Really Simple Series plugin
Really handy for linking long sections together, like serialized content.
Get a plugin or social-icon plugin that shows off your Goodreads activity.
8. The Imperfect Quotes plugin
This is about protecting your work from people trying to scrape your site or take your content and put it up on their own website.
10. Search and replace
If you’re writing a story online and you change someone’s eye or hair color, being able to search and replace all instances of a word can save a lot of time.
(Should come free with Jetpack). Adds in some extra editing functions… you’re a writer, you don’t want typos on your site.
Makes is easy to add an “Author box” after your posts with links to your social profiles or books…
Helps with SEO. Sometimes you want to squeeze in some keywords in the title but it doesn’t look right; you can set a special title that doesn’t actually get displayed.
16. Visual Composer for WordPress
This gives you more control over how your posts look.
17. Fontific or Google fonts
Don’t go crazy, but adding a stylish font can help brand your page. Try to match the style of your book cover.
This is for those slick social boxes on the left of this site, and the “recommended for you” popup at the bottom. It does other stuff too.
If anybody writes a comment on your blog, this will automatically send a personal thankyou email.
More coming soon!
I’m a philosophy dropout with a PhD in Literature. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write fantasy novels to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles.