Custom Author Websites
Your book is done. Now you need an author website.
It’s crucial to your success.
In today’s book marketplace, your online presence as an author is more important than ever. And your author website is at the center of your online strategy. It’s often the first place people will go to learn about you and your book. So creating a site that communicates the message and image you want to present to the world is crucial to your success.
Our Author Website Features
Our author websites are based on years of experience launching and promoting books, and include the most essential and effective elements for authors.
Visitors get a taste of every page on the site when they scroll through your homepage. A snippet about the book and a view of the cover, a few sentences about you, the author, and links to your featured blog posts and media appearances.
Our sites include a variety of blogging options to make it easy for you to publish your latest thoughts and share them with the world. We’ll teach you how to keep it updated with the push of a button.
Our author websites are built on a platform that is intuitive. It’s easy to create and update for novice web users. We’ll teach you how to use it, so you won’t be dependent on us (or anyone else) to make changes to your site in the future!
It’s important to have an About page that tells readers about you and your background. With years of book marketing experience, we can help you craft a bio to present on the About page that fits your needs and works for your audience.
One of the best ways to grow the audience for your work is to grow an email list. Our sites include beautiful email sign-up forms that will encourage your website visitors to become subscribers, without being too spammy.
Good author websites tell a compelling story, and that requires good copy. We can help you to write or edit the copy for your site, including your author bio and book description.
Press & Media Pages
Getting media exposure is an important part of launching and promoting your book. Our author sites include a Media Page for displaying all your media appearances, and helping you get more interviews.
These days, the majority of people visiting your website will be doing so on a mobile device, so it’s imperative that your site be “responsive” to all devices. Our author websites are built on a platform that automatically adapts to any device . . . no matter how small.
Search engines (like google) are the directory of the internet. We make sure the settings on your website are optimized so that you can be found by the people looking for you and your books. (SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization.)
Our websites include optimized sales pages for your books. We follow best practices for online sales and marketing, and include buttons so visitors can buy your book, a place for book testimonials, and a visually appealing format.
Social Media Integration
Social media is an important part of any campaign to spread the word about your book. Our author websites link up to all your social media platforms. This will help your site visitors easily share, like, and talk about your book across all social media platforms.
Security & Privacy
Websites designed for you and your books.
We design websites for authors that are beautiful, affordable, easy-to-use, and integrate all the best practices in online book marketing.
How We Work
We are a small, boutique company and take pride in our ability to create websites that do you and your work justice. Together, we develop a vision for your author website that reflects the brand and message you want to share with the world. We then work closely with you to make sure the site is a beautiful reflection of that vision.
Custom and “Lite” Author Websites
Custom Website Package
Includes 6 Pages:
- About the Author
- Book Sales Page
- Media page
- 2 lessons to learn basics to maintain
- Email capture for list building
- Basic SEO
- About the Book section with links to buy
- About the Author
- Contact Form
- Basic SEO
- Email Capture
We will set up your domain and hosting at SiteGround, paid separately
(If you already have a domain or hosting package elsewhere, or if you need a custom site redesign, please contact us for pricing.)
What Our Clients Are Saying…
Working with the team at Launch My Book remains one of the best experiences I have had. They all took time to understand ME, the person, and through an interactive process produced a website that feels like ME. Their enthusiasm was also infective. It really made me feel that they had taken on this assignment as though it was their own. It was and remains a real pleasure working with Laura, Joel, and Leah.
The website that Launch My Book built for me is aesthetically pleasing, functional, and continues to work with very little tweaking. Most importantly they made it possible for me to add content and write regular blogposts without outside help. For a non-techie, this was a huge gift. Great work!
In no time at all, Launch By Book created a professional, colorful and classy website. As my goals and interests have evolved, Lauch My Book has conscientiously expanded and updated my website to reflect these changes, always seeking to improve each page. Joel and Laura are a pleasure to work with and indispensable to authors like me who who are allergic to technology projects.
Launch My Book was a wonderful support in refining the strategy and layout for my website in preparation for my book launch. I really appreciated how they took the time to teach me how to update and implement design features on my new site to make the most of the tools at my disposal. Launch My Book was a joy to work with—warm, open, conscientious and a great team player.