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Author Website Designer Blog2022-08-16T16:58:34-07:00

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Enhancing Your Author Website Design: Create a Book Clubs Page

If you're an author who is already attending book club meetings (virtually, of course) about your book, have you made sure you tell people about that on your author website? Book clubs can be a great way to connect with your fans, old and new alike. Often a book club rotates which member gets to choose the next book, and often that book is new to other members. That means if you, as the author, can either provide information to Read more...

Author Website Design: Selling Your Own Books

Most often when working with my author web design clients their books are being sold via online retailers like Amazon, B&N, or iBooks. Occasionally authors have their own solutions, especially self-published authors, like Bookbaby, Blurb, or Lulu. In either case, it's simple to support this from the perspective of building the website because we can just create purchase links/buttons to those retailers and the ordering & fulfillment is left up to them. But occasionally an author wants to sell their Read more...

Author Website Design for Author Illustrators

There are a special breed of authors who are also illustrators. They create things like graphic novels, or children's and YA fiction, and the beautiful thing about designing their author-illustrator websites is that there is so much visual material to work with! One of the challenges of designing websites for authors of novels or non-fiction is that unless photography or art is part of the story, there's lots of text (descriptions, excerpts, reviews, etc..) but a lack of visual content. Read more...

One Author Website for Multiple Audiences

Many authors wear multiple hats.  Maybe you're an author and an illustrator, or an author and a speaker, or an author of multiple genres, or an author and an educator.  It's increasingly common that your author website needs to appeal to multiple audiences, but I know that some authors are confused about whether they can put everything they do in one website, or whether they need multiple websites, one for each audience. And that's a great question!  It's really important Read more...

How to Pick an Author Website Template

As someone who has built websites professionally for many years now, there are a handful of things I look for in any template or theme I might use to create a website regardless of what kind of site it is, and the platform on which it was built: How long has it been around?  A template or theme that was released yesterday just doesn't have the track record you want to see for either features or support.  This isn't to 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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