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Author Website Designer Blog2022-07-14T13:23:14-07:00

I’m an author website designer who writes articles for authors, writers, journalists and anyone looking to showcase their written work online.

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How to know when it’s time to update your author website design…

Until last week, the current iteration of my website was around for 7+ years. That is a long lifetime in terms of a website. That old saying about the cobbler's children having no shoes applies here too -- I am lucky to be really busy with author website design clients so rarely have time to update my own site.  But after developing a few frustration points with it, I realized it was time for me to prioritize myself and my Read more...

Author Website Design Services – When to Hire Help

I've been an author website designer for many years, so I've worked with clients who have started their website projects at all stages related to the release of their book(s). I've created author websites with a 1+ year lead time, most commonly with a 3-6 month lead time, some at the last minute (if my schedule allows), and even some for authors who realize after their book's release that their website isn't working as-is and they need something new. As Read more...

Using Testimonial Blurbs in your Author or Book Website Design

I was lucky enough to work with Richard Rumelt on the website for his new book, The Crux. Richard is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy and management.  His previous book, Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters is an award-winning work on the subject of strategy and The Crux follows up with techniques for how to implement good strategy.  I'm using this project as a case study for this post because we had great Read more...

Are You Ready for a Professional Author Website Design?

As an author website designer, I often have conversations with authors who are still making up their minds as to how much they're ready to invest in a professional author presence online.  There are folks doing similar work at various price points -- a simple search for "author website designer" will bring you to many of them.  So even if you don't want to do the work yourself, you can easily find someone who will create an author website for Read more...

Not sure what your author website needs?

Don’t have any idea how to build your own website, but know that you need one?

Kate helps authors who want to establish a strong online presence create a website that represents who they are, and what their book is all about. You could have a gorgeous landing page for your book that was created by a professional author website designer within 2-4 weeks, leaving you to work on higher-value tasks in the book publishing process. Each website is designed with you in mind to help get your book in front of a bigger audience, to sell more, and to allow you to focus on the business of being an author rather than a website designer.

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How it Works…

You provide simple information about your book(s) and Kate takes it from there, quickly delivering a complete, fully-functional website built just for you.

Kate creates websites designed to appeal to readers across all device displays that always look great and reach more people. Your time is limited leading up to your book release, and you need to be focusing on high-value promotional tasks rather than being frustrated trying to make a great author website.

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It’s really great. Not what I pictured in my head, but I love it. I think that means you’re a great designer. The Don Draper of web design?”

⁠— Outbox Online Client

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It’s really great. Not what I pictured in my head, but I love it. I think that means you’re a great designer. The Don Draper of web design?”

⁠— Outbox Online Client

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