Website Design for Authors
If you’re an author in need of a website, you’ve come to the right place!
For more than 15 years, Austin DesignWorks has worked with both published and aspiring authors to improve or establish their web presences using our custom WordPress theme for authors. We stand ready to help you, too!Get A Quote
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We’ll build your site in our author-centric WordPress theme and utilize our years of graphic design experience to work with you to create a visual design that fits your brand. We’ll even devise a home page layout that fits your promotional priorities!
A theme just for authors
Author websites have unique needs and rather than trying to force a general theme or relying on a plugin to meet them, we developed a WordPress theme specifically for authors.
Key theme features include…
- Templates for Books and Series
The author theme includes a template just for book pages. Upload the cover, add the important info, extras if you want, and utilize the robust buy links system to provide links to popular booksellers for your readers and site visitors. You also get special page templates for book series, book groupings, printable booklists, and much more!
- Auto-Population = Less Work
The theme has a built-in auto-population feature that automatically displays key book information on series pages. With a couple clicks, you can add a new series (and their books) to a page that has all your books, a printable booklist page, and even pages listing your audiobooks, large print books, genres, and multiple pen names.
- Easy to Manage
Our theme uses a fill-in-the-blank approach to content management, foregoing a clunky page builder with a (re)learning curve in exchange for simplicity and speed. The theme’s pre-coded styles keep things looking nice, uniform, and professional while you concentrate on content. The primary goal is to minimize the time spent managing your website so you can spend more time writing!
- And there’s a lot more!
The theme also includes templates for other types of content that an author might need, such as a coming soon page or a simple translations section! There are also templates for other types of general content, too, including for FAQs and a calendar/events pages!
Visual Design included
Austin DesignWorks doesn’t just develop sites from the technical side, we do visual designs, too.
We bring more than 30 years of graphic design experience to the table to create a brand for your website or to integrate your existing brand. We work with stock art from a reputable source or will work with artwork or graphic resources you provide.*
What’s more, we work collaboratively with you to get the look you want, including crafting a home page layout that fits your needs!
* For any artwork or graphics you provide, you must have a license that allows its use in commercial projects. Submissions must also be of sufficient quality (high resolution in the case of images or graphics) for the requested or intended use.
Need or want help? We're here.
Although we set up sites for our clients to manage themselves, we happily lend a hand to those who prefer to be hands off via our Website Wellness plans for those who need frequent assistance, or à la carte updates for who only occasionally need help.
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Austin DesignWorks’s existing author clients qualify for a loyalty discount on redesigns, theme upgrades, or adding other sites, so please reach out to get a quote and find out how soon we can book you into our development calendar!