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Specialists in websites for authors and publishers


Website Features

Designing great websites for authors has some key differentiators for standard website design, and understanding these are the key to a successful Author Website.

AuthorSite produce a range of web templates specifically for use across a range of genres.

We offer several levels of design depending on how bespoke and unique the author wants their site to look.

All site designs are:

  • Fully responsive to work really well on a wide range of devices
  • Specifically targeted to appeal to the authors target audience
  • Focused on the key goals for site visitors to maximise conversions
  • Showcase both the books and the author in a very visually engaging way
  • Be fully optimised for search engines using markup
  • Load fast and look current with best practice in modern web design


Books will be entered and managed in the AuthorSite CMS in a format that is easy to update and fully optimised for authors, this includes specific modules for listing of books:

  • Book Title
  • Picture Book on background / Cover Image / Back Cover Image / Page background Art Image
  • Strapline
  • Author Name (with link to author profile page) (Capabile of multiple authors if required)
  • Brief book precis
  • Full book precis
  • Professional Reviews
    • Reviewer Name
    • Reviewer Publication
    • Review Quote
    • Review Full Text
    • Full Review PDF
  • Management of multiple Editions with
    • Title
    • Format
    • Language
    • ISBN
    • Cover Image
  • Purchase Links
    • Amazon with Amazon Affiliate ID
    • Barnes & Nobel
    • Others
  • Prices
  • Buy Button (and Ecommerce facilites with PayPal or full card processing if required*)
  • Facebook Page / Good Reads Page
  • GoodReads Review Stream
  • Social media like and share buttons
  • Facebook OpenGraph book encoding.
  • Schema.Org book encoding.

Ability to Showcase latest Title on the homepage

List titles as a grid of book covers or as a more straightforward list with thumbnails titles and brief precis.

In addition to this the website has a full and very robust CMS system that allows you to layout anypage how you like and include a wide range of other features including

  • Author Profile
  • Blog Posts
  • Events
  • Training Courses & online learning *
  • Image Galleries