Blogging A to Z Challenge: S is for Signatures
The A to Z challenge is a challenge in which bloggers post every day during the entire month, and each day has a post starting with a different letter of the alphabet. The first day, the post features “A”, the second day “B”, and so on. It’s much better explained on the Blogging from A to Z website, so I’ll just refer you there.
Today I’m going to talk about signatures. I figure I’ve not been very helpful in my lasts posts (what with me whining about rejection yesterday) so I wanted to post something helpful instead, and give some tips for author signatures.
Set up a custom signature in your email. With gmail, hotmail, and probably every mailing service out there, you can set a custom signature. You don’t have to add it every time you mail someone, it’ll get added automatically. I have a custom signature on all my mail accounts (I have a few different ones – one as an author, another for my book review blog, and so on). Make sure that you link to your author website in your signature. That way, people who contact you, will know how to find your website right away. Don’t overdo it by adding titles to all your books, but if you only have one or two out, you can mention them in your signature too.
Forum signatures can be helpful too. Make sure all your forum signatures indicate you’re an author, and have a link to where to find you online (if it’s allowed per the forum rules). You can even include a small image of your book and link it to the Amazon page.
Consistency is key in signatures – even if they’re not 100% identical, it would be good if they don’t look completely different every time. Think brand consistency.