Authors and Publishers
Domains for Books
Your book needs a website!
How you market your book is as important as the contents of the book itself … and the marketing of your book begins with a domain name …
Claim Your Name, Book Title, or Publishing Company Name
You Need a Domain Name to Establish Your Web Presence
- Register your name or book title
- Use it to establish a website and personalized email address
- Market your book, your brand, or your company
Are you marketing your book, your publishing company, or your brand?
No matter which of the above applies, your marketing approach must be multi-faceted.
Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Snapchat are all excellent ways to get the word out. However, nothing offers the permanence, credibility, and flexibility of having your own website.
Before you can have a website, you’ll need a domain name. If you haven’t already secured your own name, your company’s name, or the title of your book, act now!
Internet domain names are going fast! Every day that passes increases the likelihood that someone else will reserve the domain name you want. Once it’s gone, it’s likely to be gone for years!
If you reserve and renew your domain name, it can be used for the rest of your life — not only for your website but also for your personal email accounts and blogs.
How does it work?
It’s really quite simple! Click the button below to get started. This will open a new browser window. Enter your desired name, company name, or book title in the white field and hit “Search.” The system will tell you whether or not your name is still available for purchase.
Remember, the “.com” is the most popular type of domain – it is the one people are most familiar with and therefore it is the most valuable. If your selection is still available, then simply make your purchase. If it is not available, please call our helpline for assistance. One of our specialists can help you find alternatives.
Important: Domain names are not case sensitive (MediaHatchery.com is the same as mediahatchery.com). Also, you cannot have spaces in domain names! When checking the availability of a name, always run the words together (for example, use MediaHatchery.com, not Media Hatchery.com). While you can include hyphens (“-“) in domain names (e.g., Media-Hatchery.com), it is best if you don’t unless you have to do so.
According to Verisign, the second quarter of 2021 closed with 367.3 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (i.e., .com. net, .org, etc.)! Don’t wait any longer – reserve your name today, before it’s gone for good!
For less than $15 (each) per year, you can reserve your name, company name, or book title (or all three). You can have your domain renew automatically every year and you can register each domain for up to ten years at a time.
Ready to set up domain forwarding or create your personal email account? Our free, USA-based tech support team is standing by 24/7 to help you get up and running!
Need help? Click the button below and call our dedicated help desk. Our specialists can help you find the perfect domain to help you market your brand, company, or book title.
What If My Name Is Already Taken?
Unfortunately, a lot of domain names have already been reserved. If you have a fairly common name, there is a good chance that your name has already been purchased by someone else.
Below you will find some suggestions for selecting a domain name.
Remember –domain names are not case sensitive and you cannot have spaces in a domain name. When you print a domain name on business cards, book covers, brochures, and ads, it is a good idea to capitalize the first letter of every word – they’ll be easier to both read and remember.
- Try the obvious. If your name is Michael Smith, try MichaelSmith.com
- If that is taken, try MikeSmith.com
- Still no luck? Try adding the middle initial: MichaelCSmith.com.
- If that doesn’t work, try AuthorMichaelSmith.com or MichaelSmithPublishing.com. If your name is just not available, try your publishing company’s name — SmithPublishingLLC.com.
- We don’t recommend hyphens (“-“) unless the name itself is hyphenated (e.g., www.DavidHyde-Pierce.com). Hyphenated names tend to get confusing and are tough to remember.
If you are running out of ideas trying to find a suitable “dot com” address, you still have other alternatives …
- Try a “dot net” address. While these are not as desirable as a “dot com,” they are certainly a viable alternative.
- The “dot org” domain is typically used to indicate a not-for-profit organization, but there is probably a good chance that your name is available for the .org address. It’s worth a try – enter your name in the empty field with the “.org” extension and hit the magnifying glass icon.
- There are a number of other extensions available. Generally, the two-character “top-level domains” are reserved for use by a country – for example, .US for the United States and .CA for Canada. The .US and .CA names are reserved for citizens and organizations of their respective countries. These might be available to you, depending upon your citizenship. If you try to secure a domain that you are not eligible to purchase, the system will tell you before you enter your credit card information.
- If your desired domain name is available, you might want to consider getting some (or all) of the top-level domain names –.com, .net, .org, .info, .io, .me, .mobi, .us, .tv, and so on — at the same time. This prevents others from purchasing variations of your domain name in the future. Keep in mind that prices vary among these types of domains. Prices will be reflected accordingly.
If you still need help, you’re always welcome to call our technical support line, available 24/7.
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