Don’t be fooled by online or television ads from web hosting companies that suggest you can do this yourself. Your time is better spent thinking about your next book or project. Trust us, we’ve been there.
Our skilled team of website designers and digital strategists use cutting edge technology & best practices to create websites that increase your visibility to help sell books.
Owning and supporting a website involves annual fees such as: website hosting, domain name ownership, design template leasing and some security features. The costs can run from $30 (Lowest practical) to $50 a month depending on features purchased.
Our design fees start at $1999 for a very simple, templated, “Website in a Week.”
Less expensive options are available if you don’t need a blog, a contact form, Google Analytics integration or custom email.
We recommend clients pay annually for website hosting instead of monthly as you receive discounts. We will review all costs with you before undertaking your project so you can budget accordingly. We are able to design on platforms such as Wix and SquareSpace but you have much less flexibility. But feel free to try that as the learning curve is lower compared to WordPress. We also like the Kajabi business platform if you are a coach or consultant author.
WordPress Website in a Week?
We can build a simple WordPress website with all the basic elements an author website needs to stay in touch with readers or to get found for speaking gigs, quickly and inexpensively.
Basic 4 page website components are:
- Custom name rendered in type
- Custom branded colors and photos provided by you based on your book cover looks or author photo.
- Book info with link to buy (not a shopping cart)
- A blog or event news page ( you provide 3 blog posts to us)
- A contact form
- Social media button integration
- Mailing list integration
- Google Analytics to track visitors
- Custom email with yourname.com