Website Services for Authors & Books

Website Services for Authors & Books

Build your brand and reach readers with a strong online presence

Every author needs an online presence. If you’re selling a book online at Amazon or CreateSpace, existing and potential readers need to know that you are a serious author with a strong brand and established identity. Your website communicates your personality, genre and style. It’s an extension of your writing and is therefore one of the most effective marketing tools you can have.

Maximizing your book sales through a professional website Design

As an author, you will rarely be around to convince thousands of potential readers of your writing prowess, explain your style and influences or tell them what titles you are working on and, regardless of whether you are planning to sell your book directly from your own site or by using third-party selling platforms such as Amazon, your book sales success will be affected by how your potential readership perceive you. That perception is shaped by your book cover, book reviews and your profile or ‘author brand’ as presented on your website. If an Amazon customer reads a glowing review for your book, but they cannot find out who you are to reinforce and validate their decision to buy, they may not commit to the purchase. It’s not their financial investment that is the deciding factor as much as the time investment that they might be prepared to make into a serious author’s work. Your website also communicates the nature of your publishing brand; are you, the author, the main brand element in the website, or is it the publishing name you’ve chosen for your ISBNs? Perhaps the site is dedicated to a particular book series as opposed to your author profile. There are lots of ways you can approach your site and we can help you to uncover the most appropriate one to help you be the kind of author that you want to be.

“I cried with joy when I saw the cover”

Helen Fuller, author of The Internet Party

“They were intuitive, talented and a delight to work with”

Charles Owen, author of Cry Cassandra and Fiamma

“Spiffing Publishing have been a joy to deal with in every aspect”

Rupert Harry Miller, author of Life of a Salesman

“Very Competitive… unbelievably professional”

Allen Chambers, author of Mindways Chronicles

“During each step of the creative process, they tailor their services to the individual’s requirements”

Bobby Bright, author of Outlawed

“It is a pleasure to find such a courteous and speedy service in this day and age”

Bridget Beresford, author of The Equestrian Nemesis series

“It is a pleasure to find such a courteous and speedy service in this day and age”

Bridget Beresford, author of The Equestrian Nemesis series

Simple modular design for future expansion

Your website fulfils this need for communication and will be used by you to host a blog, redirect readers to the retail outlets for your work and, crucially, to make you searchable online. This may sound complex, but we create sites in Wordpress or Joomla, which are Content Management Systems designed to allow you the freedom to update and maintain your site without needing any programming knowledge. We also build in a modular fashion. This means you can start with the basics such Home, Books and Contact pages, and then as time and budget allow, you can add on the various extras such as a blog, shop, news, and multimedia items like a gallery and video adverts for your titles etc. Once you have a book or two online, traffic will begin to flow to your site, and this is when you have a chance to really impress your potential readership and turn them into loyal fans.

You can see some examples of our author websites below:

We help tell your story

Need assistance with your own author journey? If you would like to hear more about how we can help with your personal project, pricing for any of our services, or just need some advice - please pop in your details below and we'll get right back to you.

If you’d rather get straight on with things and have a chat with us now, call us  +44(0)1206 585200.