Below is an explanation of the components of your new author website, as well as the individual pages of the site and the specific content required of those pages. This required information must be submitted through the form to the left. Please read through the instructions carefully.
Components of the Site
The layout of our author websites divide the page into three panels. The left hand side acts as your website’s main navigational tool, the centre includes an image, and the right side features text that will support that image. For example, a page for novel could be displayed as: the cover of one of your books in the middle, whilst on the right side, a synopsis of the book and/or reviews. The left hand side can then be used to navigate to other novels, or any other section of your site.
We allow our clients to choose from three background options (Original, Custom, Upload) for the pages of their website. Our original backgrounds are a selection of pre-designed backgrounds. Our custom backgrounds are backgrounds designed from scratch based on your works/personality. The final option allows you to upload your own background. If you do choose to upload your own background, please ensure it is a large picture (in file size and resolution).
If you have already chosen an Original or bought (or wish to buy) a Custom background, please choose that option and proceed accordingly.
There are two domain options:
Standard: you can choose your domain name which will be a sub-domain of www.iamauthor.com (for example www.mynameis.iamauthor.com).
Customised: you are free to choose any domain name which is currently available (for example www.mynameis.com)
If you have already bought or wish to buy a customised domain name, please choose that option and proceed accordingly.
Pages of the Site
Title: The title of your website.
Text: Some text about you (a brief description of yourself perhaps) would be good, as well as any updates or news about yourself and your work. You should keep this recent and relevant, and we suggest more than 300 words.
Home Page Image: Here we could 1) feature the cover of your upcoming book, 2) the cover of any of your other works, or 3) any image of your choosing.
Title: The title of your about page (Your name or pen name?).
Text: Some text to create a biography of yourself (more detailed than that of the home page). If you already have a written biography or ‘about’ information on another website or blog, we suggest not copying and pasting that word for word (doing so hinders google’s ability to generate better search results for your website).
Feature Image: Do you have a high resolution photo of yourself? Or an image for the ‘About’ page?
Single books pages
Title: The title of your book.
Image: The cover of your book.
Text: Please provide some text about your upcoming book. Perhaps a synopsis? Reviews? Purchase Links? Teacher’s notes?
If you want to feature more than 5 books on the website, select that option, and for now don’t worry about filling in the books information above.
Address: We’ll have a contact form on this page that forwards emails to your address so you don’t need to disclose your email address, the latter of which opens you up to spam.
Additional: Send us any additional details you’d like such as booking agents, publishers, etc…
If you have any social media links you’d like to include, feel free to do so. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest.)