If you’re an author and need a website creating, one of the following 15 top author website designers might be able to help.
Residing in San Jose, California and Portland, Oregon, Kate McMillan Anchev started her website design business in 2000. Kate’s extensive work experience allowed her to discover her passion for working with writers, which is why she specializes in author and book websites. As she collaborates with clients from all around the globe, Kate is no stranger to diversity.
Two of the many authors who have benefited from her services are Ian Strasfogel, for whom she designed a website that features his book, “Operaland”, and Lian Dolan, that now has a mobile-friendly website where she promotes her novel, “The Sweeney Sisters”. In terms of WordPress website design for authors, Kate provides two packages – Option A costs $4999 and it involves 10 pages of content creation, a free extended strategy session, and Google Analytics integration, while Option B costs $2599 and it includes a free optional blog, search engine optimization, and free automated backups.
Since you can find everything you need to know about her services online, make sure to browse her website before reaching her.
An author, author website designer, and YouTuber, Brittany Wang is based in New England, USA. Because she is passionate about her work, she also founded a Patreon community for writers where she provides coaching and resources.
She has worked with numerous authors, such as Jessi Elliot or Melissa Hope, and all of them were very happy with the results. Brittany’s website design process involves three steps – firstly, she communicates with the client in order to establish their goals and gathers the content needed to complete the project. Secondly, she uses Wix.com to create the website and requests feedback to make sure the client’s needs are met. Lastly, she provides the author with training videos which will help them manage the website successfully. There are four packages from which you can choose, and their prices vary between $199 and $499. You can also opt for addons, such as a writer’s resource page or a FAQ page – here, prices vary from $99 (1 page) to $317 (4 pages).
Kraig Mathias decided to establish Mathias Media in 2013 in Shakopee, Minnesota. Now working with authors, entrepreneurs, and online course creators, Mathias became interested in internet marketing business in college. After gaining 6 years of experience, he is grateful to be able to provide his clients with professional websites that suit their needs.
Two of the authors Kraig and his team have collaborated with are Pamela Aares and William Stacey, who now have mobile-friendly websites with integrated lead magnets and custom-built pages. Although they don’t feature many details about their services on the website, it is mentioned that every author who collaborates with them benefits from a 30-minute free consultation.
If you’re interested in prices or simply need more information to make a decision, feel free to reach them here.
4. Jin & Co.
Based in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Jin & Co. is a company founded by Jin Wang. They specialize in author website design, and they are open to working with clients from all around the world.
One of the writers they have collaborated with so far is Belinda Murrell, who now has a website that matches her personality and is appropriate for her wide variety of readers. Another client of theirs is Clare Atkins – similarly, her website also features a unique brand identity, which is exactly what she was looking for.
In terms of services, Jin & Co. provides four packages – Debut ($745), Published ($1,145), Established ($1,745), and Brand ($2,045). However, if you’re just starting your writing journey, you can opt for the Emerge Author Page, which consists of a WordPress site including buy buttons, social media links, reviews, and several other features for $39/month.
If you’d like to work with them, don’t hesitate to contact them here.
Residing in London, UK, Charlotte Duckworth decided to give up her journalism career in order to start an author website design business. An author herself, Charlotte finds it very easy to understand the needs of her clients. She is a member of the Squarespace professional design community with a passion for technology, so she surely loves what she does.
Harriet Tyce and Sandie Jones are just two of the authors she has worked with, who are thrilled about the final results – both of them now have beautifully-designed websites which are easy to use.
Charlotte’s range of services is rather wide, as you can opt for a new website, for the updating of your existing website, or for the creation of an author newsletter. If you want a new website, you can choose from three different service packages – The One Page Wonder (£1600), The Midlister (£2000), and The Magnum Opus (£3000), which is the most appropriate choice for established authors.
Before booking an appointment, make sure to read all the information available on her website.
Established by Jeremiah Tolbert, Clockpunk Studios is a website design business located in Northern Kansas, USA. Since Jeremiah is an author with more than 15 years of experience in web design and development, the goal of the company is that of providing writers with websites that are eye-catching and easy to navigate.
If you’d like to see some of their work, make sure to check out the websites of Ann Leckie and Holly Black. Some of the services they offer are visual design, WordPress development, and front-end development. Besides authors, they also work with small businesses, publishers, and magazines.
To ask for more information or to request a quote, click here.
Located in New York, NY, Hamiltro Website Design is a business established by Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, an artist, strategist, and storyteller with over 20 years of experience in web design. She also specializes in search engine optimization, and her company works with authors, non-profit organizations, and musicians, to give a few examples.
To see some of their work, you can look up Nancy Brian’s website, which was created particularly for promoting her workshops and her book of poems, or Mary T. Shannon’s website, which was redesigned before the publication of her memoir.
They can provide custom web design, consultations, and strategy & digital marketing. If you’d like to request a quote, you can do so here.
Founded by Andrew and Rebecca Brown over a decade ago, Design for Writers is a UK-based company that specializes in author website design, cover design, and book layout. Both Andrew and Rebecca are passionate about books, and they want their clients to benefit from high-quality services at affordable prices.
Two of the many writers they have worked with so far are Hazel Gaynor and Averill Buchanan. In terms of web design, they take care of domain registration/transfer, security, and maintenance, to name a few services. They use WordPress software and, even if you might not know how to use a website, they provide educational guides that will help you understand the process. Express build, Pro build, and Strategic build are the three packages you can choose from, with the first one being the most accessible for authors who have a strict budget.
They don’t have standard prices, so request a quote here if think they’re a good fit for your project.
9. C. M. Fick
Based in British Columbia, Canada, C. M. Fick is a web designer, graphic/logo designer, writer, and forum manager. Since writing is her favorite activity, she is more than happy to provide personalized author website design services to those who are interested.
Linn Coldiron and Jessica Lewis are two of the authors whom she has collaborated with so far. In terms of services, you can pick from 5 packages – the Basic Author Website ($150-$400) involves a 5-page website, the Classic Author Website ($250-$525) involves a theme, mobile optimization, and a customized palette, the Comprehensive Author Website ($440-$700) has multiple extra features, such as customized visuals, and The Full Package ($700->$1200) and the Brand Development package ($275-$400) focus on building your brand. You can also opt for several other author services.
If you’d like to reach her, you can do so here.
Located in the UK, Bookwebs is a company that specializes in author website design. At the same time, they can also provide e-book cover design, social media promotion and advice, and website maintenance.
Faye Bird and Pam Henry are just two writers whom they collaborated with, and you can learn a bit about their websites here – since Bookwebs strives towards minimalism, both sites are easy to navigate.
After discussing your needs and creating a plan to suit them, the company registers a domain name for you and establishes appropriate hosting. Besides structuring and designing the website, they also give marketing tips that could help you promote your work. Even more, they can provide additional advice after the launching of your website. Although they don’t feature exact prices on their website, a standard website would be around £400-£600, while a very large website would be around £900-£1200.
If you need more information, feel free to reach them here.
11. Exodus Design
Exodus Design is a Christian web & graphic design business located in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Founded in 1998, they have over 20 years of experience in working with authors, churches, non-profit organizations, and businesses.
If you’re interested in seeing some of their creations, you should check out the websites of authors Peter Wollensack and Michael Brumback. Their web design service costs $795, and both domain and hosting are free during the first year. Afterwards, authors have to pay $14.99/year for domain name renewal and $14.99/month for hosting. Since they also want to help their clients promote their work, Exodus provides SEO and a link to social media accounts, so that every website post is automatically uploaded on your social media as well.
Do you want your website to reflect your Christian beliefs? If so, this company might be a good fit for you. For more details, contact them here.
Andrea Bertola Shaw established The New York Website Designer in 2003, and it became one of the most popular web design businesses in New York. Besides web design, they also provide video production, logo design, business cards, and SEO. Most of their clients are authors, entrepreneurs, small business owners, doctors, bloggers, and artists.
If you’re interested in their portfolio, you should check out the websites of Kimberly Maha Akhtar and Trish Barillas. Their web design service includes social media networking, graphic design, copywriting, metric analysis, and more. In terms of format, you could opt for a one-page website or an informational website.
Does The New York Website Designer seem like a good choice for your project? If so, feel free to request a quote here.
Joelle Reeder started Moxie Design Studios in 2003 in San Diego, California. With an experience of more than 20 years, she has been working with authors from all over the world on their websites, strategy, or brand design. Her client list also includes therapists, comedians, shops, and more.
Jennifer Petriglieri and Lorraine Marchand are just two writers who now have websites beautifully designed by Joelle. In terms of services, she provides three packages from which you can choose – the Tiny Package ($45/month annually) includes weekly file backups, production updates, and email support, the Generous Package ($135/month annually) includes permanent security monitoring, weekly service reports, and daily database backups, and the Nice Package ($68/month annually) has security offside backups and a hacked website repair fee of $99/incident. If it benefits you, you can opt for a quarterly subscription instead of an annual one.
To learn more, you can reach Joelle here.
14. Websy Daisy
Based in Austin, Texas, Websy Daisy is a web design company established by Jenny Medford in 2004. They have been working with authors, designers, artists, small businesses, and entrepreneurs for over 15 years now, providing them with customized websites which are user-friendly.
If you would like to see some of their work, look up the websites of Gabriela Belt and Dayna Lorentz. Their services involve the WordPress software, content writing and editing, social media design, security plans, and more.
Since there are no prices listed online, you can request a quote here.
Located in Marble Falls, Texas, Pisteuo Publications is a business established by Jason and Julien Jamar. They specialize in book editing, manuscript formatting, and author website design.
When it comes to web design, they provide three options – the Novella package ($899), which includes WordPress training and social media feeds, the Epic package ($2199), which includes domain name and web hosting, and the Masterpiece package ($4699), which includes Google Analytics and additional training, along with a custom blog page.
Want to know more? Feel free to reach them here.
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