Our Author Website Services
Custom Design or DIY
Designed Specifically for Authors
Whether you are tech-allergic or tech-savvy, we have the website solution for you.
While there are many web designers out there, very few are attuned to the specific needs of authors. In helping many authors launch and promote their books to the world, we’ve learned a lot about what works, what doesn’t, and what an author uniquely needs in a website.
If you want to work with an experienced book marketer to build a site tailored to your needs, purchasing our custom author website might be your best option. We will work closely with you to assess your overall website goals, then build your site according to that vision.
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. We will work with you to match your aesthetic so the look and feel of the site fits your personality and your book’s branding and genre.
After we build your site, you’ll be able to update it later, without relying on us or other designers:
- Newest Blog Posts Will Automatically Update On The Home Page
- Newest Media Appearances Will Appear, And Older Ones Will Drop Off The Home Page
- If You Publish A New Book, Just Swap Out the Cover Art And The Blurb Copy–Easily!
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.
Getting media exposure is an important part of launching and promoting your book. My author sites include a Media Page for displaying all your media appearances, and helping you get more interviews.
We build it for you, and we’ll add in all your current media appearances for you. After it’s built, you can easily update yourself, so new interviews and reviews are live on your site in just minutes:
- Quickly Duplicate Pre-Designed Modules: We will create a sample media item, so when you’re ready to do it all on your own, all you have to do is swap out the text and the link
- Select Which Media You Want FEATURED On Your Homepage
When you launch your book, it’s important to have a compelling landing page that tells potential buyers about you and your book. My websites 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.
I’ll build your blog for you, and help you get started by posting a few to the site so it isn’t blank when you go live. Then, I’ll teach you how to keep it updated as you write new blogs! It’s very easy, and I’ll create a template to help you do it with the push of a button:
- Replace sample blog text with your new blog copy
- Swap in your new picture
- Decide what category and whether you want to feature it on your homepage
Our sites offer an event calendar function that allows you to list all your book events, workshops, or speaking gigs on your website. I’ll get you started by listing any events you have scheduled.
Once the site is finished, the event calendar is easy to update yourself, and I will teach you how!
Social Media Integration
Do It Yourself
If you’re fairly confident in your online abilities, you can purchase our author website template. We will give you two 1-hour lessons to get you started, and then you upload your own content to personalize the website.
Our DIY template is as easy as 1-2-3
Choose Your URL
Upload the Template
Learn How To Build It
Both Options Are Affordable
And Our Sites Are Very Easy To Maintain
Our author sites are cost-competitive and use an elegant template that allows even the least tech-savvy author to update their own site into the future.
A fully functional website with all features from above, tailored to your specific needs.
Do It Yourself
Includes our author site template and two 1-hour lessons in how to use it.
Let’s Connect About Your Website Needs
Author Your Website is the author-website division of Launch My Book, Inc. Founded in 2013 by Joel Pitney, Launch My Book started as a service to support authors grow their platform in preparation for book launch has expanded into a full-service, boutique marketing shop. In 2016, Joel’s business partner and wife, Laura Pitney, joined the team after a long career in fundraising. Together, they help authors with all aspects of getting their book out into the world, from cover design, to social media strategy, to marketing campaigns, and building websites. They live and work together in the mountains of Bend, Oregon and provide personalized service to authors throughout North America.