What to look for in an Author Website Designer

I've been an author website designer for over 15 years, and in that time I've learned many things about creating websites specifically for authors.  In the beginning, I most often worked with the digital marketing departments of traditional publishers who were not in a position to be creating author websites themselves.  They either didn't have the talent in-house, and/or weren't planning headcount for it because Read more...

WordPress vs Squarespace vs Wix for Author Websites

WordPress, Squarespace, Wix — there are great choices out there for what you might select as the platform to build your author website. So, how do you choose? Each of these options has pros and cons, and the landscape of building websites changes constantly over time. It’s a critical decision to make, but please don’t lose sleep over it. If things change for you in Read more...

Transitioning from your old author website to a new one…

I've been an author website designer for long enough that many of my clients have moved from the first iteration of their websites to the second (or more). This most often happens because enough time has passed that technology has changed and they would benefit from a refresh to take advantage of the latest capabilities of the internet. Beyond that, new, popular tools come along Read more...

Are you a busy author? Here’s what you don’t need to do…

The last few months, and especially the last few weeks, before the release of your book are hectic. Reader copies have gone out and you're starting to hear back.  PR is being scheduled.  Your publisher (whether it's you or someone else) has lots of tasks to finalize. Not to mention that your anxiety levels will naturally rise a bit because it's a big deal to release Read more...

The Best Author Website Designs Make it Easy to Contact You

It's possible, as an author, that you're a relatively private person. After all, for many writers, one of the things that appeals to them about writing is that they can do it alone, without distraction, regularly. It's an activity preferred by someone who is at least a little bit of an introvert. As an author website designer, I have conversations with my clients regularly about 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 Read more...

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