Hello - I'm glad you have found your way to my new project Author Websites. Authors today need to do a lot more than just deliver manuscripts, they are required to produce a platform. Perhaps your agent or editor suggested us, or you simply know what you want and just need a specialist to make it happen.
As a published author myself, I know all about the need to keep costs low, and the amount of marketing we have to do ourselves to get our books out there and into the hands of the reading public. I bring 15 years of internet experience to the task, and use developers based in India to produce cost effective but beautiful platforms that express the author's tastes and personality.
Let me tell you a bit more about our website design and build service
As a published novelist myself, my first instinct was to build www.oneappletasted.co.uk as a platform for my novel. I used skills picked up over 15 years of working in internet editorial to design and project manage author websites - including for myself - and sites for related industries like magazine publishing. This included identifying developers in India, and managing the process from initial brief, through design, information architecture, build and launch, using email and instant messaging. We also provide a hosting service and can boost your search engine optimisation.
What authors buy from us is a completely customised website they can then run themselves as easily as a Facebook page, with as many or as few elements as are wanted or needed. No more having to pay a webmaster to update the publications page whenever a new title is published. We can also come and teach you how to get the best out of your new site, and pass on some tricks of the trade if you need them.
We can acreate and include video – perhaps you reading an extact or, as is now very popular in the US, a dramatised video 'trailer' for a novel - portraits, podcasts and audio, text pages, interactive multimedia blogs, images and galleries. Plus any amount of social bookmarking and sharing buttons, such as Twitter and Facebook. We set up your own Amazon bookstore to deliver 5% of sales made through your site to your bank account. All these services are cost effective.
We can start by booking a suitable URL (ie www.yourname.co.uk) and organising low-cost hosting for your author platform. Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for an initial chat.