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Why have an author website?
With an author website, you can promote your books and author brand exactly how you want. A Green Hill author website gives you a platform to connect with your readers and show them what you’re all about, while also giving you a dedicated space to market and sell your books.
If you sell through a bookstore, online or brick-and-mortar, the distributors and retailers take part of the profit from every one of your sales. With your own website, you cut out the middleman and reap the benefits.
What Green Hill can do for you
Green Hill Publishing can host, design, build, and maintain your author website at a competitive rate exclusively using the WordPress platform, a fully scalable web solution that gives its users the power to build websites that are fit for purpose no matter what your requirements.
With WordPress, you will have control over functions and costs. Our developers and designers will build an author website that can scale or change direction (with further development) in any way you want.
Author website pages we offer
A landing page is a type of homepage that gives viewers a little taste of everything on the website straightaway. For an author, it tells viewers who you are as a writer and that you have a book they should read. Above all the landing page gives viewers little pieces of information to get them interested: snapshots of the book, you, reader testimonials or reviews, and more.
From there, the site breaks off into pages that give viewers more categorised information.
About the Author
With the About the Author page, you can let the readers know about you and why you wrote your book. This page is basically where you show them your face and tell them some things about you and what you’re interested in. By doing this, you become more than a question mark and instead someone they can see and know and relate to. Furthermore, being more personable like this is a good way to start building a loyal readership.
About the Book
Your homepage will showcase your book and give viewers an initial idea it, but the About the Book page is where your book can really take over the spotlight. This page is where you can show potential readers your blurb, some sample interior pages, and graphics that bring your book to life. In addition, you can put whatever testimonials and reviews you have for the specific book on this page.
Whether you have one book or ten, the shop page is undeniably an important one. This page holds all of the information and relevant data about your book, for instance the price, dimensions, pages, format and anything else that the reader needs to know when deciding to buy your book.
If you want to, you can sell other products that are related to your book through the shop page, for example official merchandise or your art/photography that appears in the book.
Use contact forms to simultaneously encourage your readers to get in contact with you and receive testimonials you can use to promote your books. This section also gives readers a clear and simple platform to tell you what they thought of your book or ask a question about you and your projects.
Your blog is an ever expanding and changing platform that gives you the opportunity to talk. You can let viewers peek behind the scenes, read deleted chapters, see upcoming projects – the list is only as endless as your imagination. Blogs are also particularly good to keep your website active and evolving while also getting your readers interacting with you and your products.
Media kits are a great way for authors to promote themselves and their author brand – especially self-published authors. This page gives anyone exactly what they need if they want to talk about you or your book, whether they have a website, blog, or even magazine or newspaper. Generally, a media kit will include the following: author information, booking information, a media release for your current book, any information about your past books, and even suggestions for interview questions.
Image galleries are a dedicated space that lets the visual content of your book shine while at the same time getting people interested in your book. They are particularly perfect for photography books, cookbooks, memoirs, biographies – any project that features a larger number of photographs.
Video content is a good way to personalise your author website, and if you’re wanting to feature quite a few videos then a gallery is an effective way to display them. Useful video content for an author could come in many forms, including vlogs of your writing journey, or video tutorials if your book is instructional.
- Powerful, flexible, and easy to use content management system (WordPress CMS). Infinitely scalable to handle as much content as you require.
- Up to 10 pages in initial build of website.
- No special computer skills needed to manage site ongoing. Personal training with designer before launch.
- Your own unique domain (URL) hosted by Green Hill.
- Stripe shopping cart.
- SEO (search engine optimisation).
- Links to and from social media accounts.
- Responsive design for viewing on mobile devices like tablets and phones.
- Initial training session and then yearly ongoing support.
Please note: More detail about website development can be found on the Terms of Service page.
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SSL (security) Certificate
Online payments / shopping cart
Software extensions available
Full website design
Events booking calendar
Professional header design
Social media logo files
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*Comparison of website offerings accurate from August 2022