Authors aren’t the only ones utilizing the internet for their careers. Literary agents are searching for information about authors who query to help them decide whether to follow up with the writer.
One of the top reasons they search is to see if they can verify what the author says about their credentials.
Agents also look at the author’s social media pages to check how active they are (and to verify any numbers the authors has provided in their pitch materials).
They also judge how the author’s web presentation looks…sloppy or professional, all sites up to date, and other indicators that tell them they’re dealing with a serious author.
Spruce up your web presence before sending out that first query.