WordPress Plugins for Writers — An Essential List for Authors.


If you are an author with a book to sell, then it doesn’t really matter if you’re a self-published Kindle Store cowboy or a long-established writer aligned with a century old publishing house – you’re probably going to need a website to help you build a platform in order market yourself and your work.

There are few better ways to go about building your author platform than with WordPress. Its relative ease of use and its flexible nature make it easy to bend to your wishes.

Flexibility in WordPress is most usually achieved through the use of plugins. And so in this post we are going to run through some of the most essential plugins you will need in order to build this interactive marketing machine.


But first we’ll need to talk about the different components of a book author’s website.