Studio Blog

Who is Clockpunk Studios?

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we design all kinds of websites, for all kinds of clients. But our focus from day one has been on designing the very best websites for authors, editors, publishers, and magazines, and there’s one reason for that: We’re writers too, just like you are. As such, we like to think that […]

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More Than Just Websites

At Clockpunk Studios, our focus is on building websites. We especially love building beautiful, functional, intuitive, and fully-customized websites for authors, editors, publishers, and magazines. But while websites may be our primary focus, they’re far from all that we do. Clockpunk Studios is a web design company run¬†for authors by¬†authors. Every member of our staff […]

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The Importance of Good Design

We’re all told not to judge a book by its cover, and as authors, most of us really hope that people heed that good advice. But when it comes right down to it, all of us make at least some of our decisions based on aesthetic considerations. We may not judge the book by its […]

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WordPress is Great for Small Businesses!

Here at Clockpunk Studios we’re big fans of WordPress. That may not come as much of a surprise, since we use it to power most of the websites that we build. It seems that we’re not the only ones who like WordPress, though. In fact, WordPress currently powers more than 25% of the Internet! Not […]

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Congratulations to the 2015 Nebula Award Nominees!

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) have announced the nominees for the 50th annual Nebula Awards, and here at Clockpunk Studios we want to offer our congratulations to all of the nominees! As the cliche goes, “it’s an honor just to be nominated,” but when you’re talking about an award as prestigious […]

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Buy My Book: How to Help Your Readers Do Just That

We’ve talked before about self-promotion, especially in this social media-saturated age, but there’s one thing that can be easy to forget in all the talk about building a brand and cultivating an online presence. While just hammering people to buy your book is never going to work, at the end of the day, all self-promotion […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media Self-Promotion

Let’s face it, as authors in the 21st Century we’re expected to have a presence on social media. Long gone are the days when our publishers handled all our promotions for us, and even if you’re lucky enough to get a deal with one of the big publishers, chances are you’ll be expected to have […]

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Announcing: CONGRESS

Clockpunk Studios is pleased to announce its newest endeavor: Congress, a magazine of thoughtful erotica. Debuting in June of 2016, Congress will be a bimonthly magazine featuring stories with strong plots and compelling characters, as well as the most voluptuous of carnal encounters, curated by writer and editor Molly Tanzer. Sign up for our newsletter, […]

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Looking Back: Clockpunk Studios in 2015

Every year has its ups and downs, and sometimes the ups outnumber the downs. 2015 was a year with a lot of ups and downs, but it was a good year for us here at Clockpunk Studios. Besides setting into motion some plans for the future, and of course continuing our goal to provide the […]

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Looking Back: WordPress in 2015

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we primarily use custom WordPress themes to build one-of-a-kind websites for our author, editor, publisher, and other business clients. And it looks like we’re not alone. As of 2015, WordPress powered fully 25% of the Internet. That’s a lot of websites! That’s according to data taken from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s […]

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I Participated in NaNoWriMo! Now What?

Are you one of the more than 300,000 people who participated in National Novel Writing Month in November? If so, you may now have more than 50,000 words of novel that you didn’t have before. So the question becomes: what next? Fortunately, the official NaNoWriMo website provides a variety of resources for helping new novelists […]

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