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5 Tips for Writing Effective Author Website Content

As an author, of course you want to create engaging and informative content for your author website. But what does that mean? How do you best connect with potential fans? What keeps them coming back for more? How is writing content for your author website different than writing your book? As an author website designer who has worked with folks from best-selling authors and celebrities, to unknown self-published authors debuting their first book, I have many years of experience Read more...

Does an Author Really Need a Website?

As an author website designer, my knee-jerk reaction is, of course, an enthusiastic yes! But as someone who really likes to understand the why of things, I also regularly ask myself why that's true. Where is the value for the author? How can I make sure the work that I do is contributing to that value? When I think about it and distill it down, here are the top 5 reasons authors need websites: A professional online presence: An Read more...

Finding the Perfect Author Website Designer

I recently wrote an article about finding author website design services, where I covered the available options and how to evaluate designers in the hiring process. However, I didn't discuss the importance of "soft skills" that make someone a good fit. I dislike the term "soft skills" because it implies that interpersonal skills are less important than practical skills, which is simply not true. Nevertheless, I use the term here as it is commonly understood to refer to personal qualities, Read more...

Finding Author Website Design Services

This article is designed to help you better understand what the options are when looking to hire an author website designer. There are lots of great choices out there now, so how do you best evaluate them to figure out who to hire? When you are looking for author website design services, it's important to understand that you might be looking for a handful of different criteria, rather than a one-size-fits-all model. Not only are you looking to find Read more...

What is the best platform to build an author website?

Like with many things in life, there's no straightforward answer to this question. It's a bit like asking, "why kind of car is best?" -- the answer depends on what you want out of a car. Happily there are really only three platforms to seriously consider for your author website in my opinion, Wix, Squarespace, and WordPress. In this article we'll talk about how to choose the best fit for you and your author website. You might ask: why 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.

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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