One  of the reasons I am so in love with WordPress is not only is this website easy to maintain but you can upgrade your site by using WordPress Plugins. Must have WordPress plugins for Authors and Speakers are:

All in One SEO Pack

This plugin lets you focus on writing good content for your website. Attract a specific audience who reads your book’s genre.  The XML Sitemaps is an essential part of current day SEO Plugin. This allows you to be indexed in such search engines as Google.  Many speakers and authors develop various products  (cd’s, dvd’s, ebooks, books, video downloads) that they sell on their website. All in One SEO Pack is the  ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites. (Read more:

Display Scheduled Posts

Speakers spend a large amount of time traveling to the venues that they will speak at. Many times Authors have their website centered around their book but may also have other employment. This plugin lets a user create a page or a post and schedule this post to be published at a specific date and time.
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W3 Total Cache

Speakers and Authors have media pages on their website that contain video and audio interviews. Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network integration.
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Sociable Plugin

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ are popular social sharing websites, with Digg, following not far behind. This plugin will promote your social media profiles and encourage visitors to share your content with their friends and followers.
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eShop is a great full e-commerce system for WordPress. Products have multiple options so adding products, reviewing products, and checking stats, is easy. You can even download sales data. Also, eShop can be used with different merchant gateways.
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NextGEN Gallery

The plugin allows you to upload a large number of photos onto your WordPress site and create an attractive slideshow. This plugin creates a visual appeal when advertising products, or creating a media portfolio.
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The YP Publishing provides these plugins and more when creating Professional Websites for Authors and Speakers.

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