Author Starter Website: three pages

Your jump into a full-fledged website

Estimated Cost:  $950


  • 45 minute initial meeting
  • desktop, tablet and phone friendly
    • NOTE: 60% of current web users will view your website on their phone
  • Security and backup plugins to protect your website
  • 45 minutes training session so you can update your own site
  • Installation of a professional theme capable of expanding your three page starter site to a third tier, highly complex website down the line once your book has taken off.
  • Google Analytics Integration


  • Home page featuring:
    • your book cover
    • your author photo
    • a short (2 or 3 sentence) bio
    • an excerpt from your book
    • an optional countdown timer to your book’s release date
    • links to your social media pages (Facebook, Instagram and one other of your choice)
    • email call to action (collect emails to announce release dates, readings or other events)
    • social media feed
    • contact form
  • Two additional pages of your choice
    • Covers two additional basic pages.  Examples include: an in-depth Artist page, Contact page with extended bios, video, a Testimonial page.  Hours include planning and implementation.
      • Additional pages include text and 1-4 images and do not include advanced features like slideshows, calendars, galleries etc.  Advanced features may involve extra charges.

You supply:

  • a domain name you’ve secured and purchased
  • theme purchase ($61.00)
  • website hosting – A website host is required for a website. It’s the home where your website files and databases reside. Every host charges an annual fee ranging from $75 to several hundred dollars depending on your site’s needs. I highly recommend Siteground and use them for all websites when possible due to their stellar customer service and security measures.
  • your bio statement and photo
  • one or two book excerpts
  • release date for your book
  • access to your MailChimp or Constant Contact account for email integration.  (We can provide information for how to set up these services if you don’t have an existing account.)
  • additional page content (images and text for additional pages)
Author Starter Website PDF