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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 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.  Read more...

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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 Read more...

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 Read more...

When is the best time to launch your author website?

You've written a book.  Congrats!  That's huge!  Once you decide on a release date, there's a whole bunch of other things you need to do and plan for, including when to launch your author or book website.  There's nothing that makes me sadder (career-wise) than having to turn down an author because they waited until the very last minute to think about their website and Read more...

Author Website Design for Memoirs

As an author website designer I've been lucky enough to work with a bunch of memoirists on their author websites. I really enjoy these projects because these authors often bring the powerful combination of an amazing story to tell along with the thrill of finally reaching the point of being able to share it with the world.  Bringing this kind of project into being takes Read more...

How to Choose the Best Author Website Design Company for You

It's a big deal to find the right person to build the best author website design for you!  You've worked really hard on your book, and also on getting it to the point of release. And you're all set to work hard marketing it once it's available to the world. If making a living as a writer is a goal, you certainly want to set Read more...

The Best Book Website Design – Bringing Your Book to Life

Unlike an author website, which I've written about before, a book website features one book (or sometimes a series) and focuses on the world of that book.  Creating a book website allows you to optimize searchability throughout the site for the title & genre, and really allows you to create an immersive experience from top-to-bottom. So what do the best book websites have in common? Read more...

How to Coordinate Your Book Website With Your Book Cover Design

There are lots of things to figure out when it comes to creating a website, such as what information is best to include & how to position yourself/your brand. In addition, you’ll need to figure out what your website should look like, aka: the aesthetic of the site. And it’s easy to become overwhelmed. After all, there are so many examples of successful aesthetic choices. Read more...

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