Define your book's digital footprint
Building a dedicated book site is a crucial marketing tool many authors skip. When you build and host a site specifically designed to promote your book, you lay the foundation for how it is received (and perceived) online.
We’ve spent over 15 years working with authors, agents, publishers and book marketers. After seeing one too many lousy book sites, we created a dynamic WordPress theme we use to craft customized book landing pages at an affordable price. Far from a cookie-cutter template, we’re able to incorporate the fonts, color palette and images from your book’s design, and use customizable modules to craft the messaging you want. The result is a cohesive marketing statement designed specifically to promote your book, get it into the hands of reviewers, and boost sales.
A flat fee of $1,500 includes the following:
- A responsive WordPress site optimized for mobile and desktop
- Custom color palette and fonts
- Links to promote online sales
- Search engine optimization setup
- Technical documentation
- 1-hour virtual training session
- Social media integration
- Book description, author bio, reviews, contact, event listings
- Interactive contact form ($75)
- Email newsletter popup ($300)
- 3D render of book cover ($80)
- Events management plugin ($300)
- Rotating testimonials ($150)
- Social media graphics ($300 – $600)
- Designed PDF sell-sheet ($250)
- Additional added content quoted and billed hourly
You’ll need to purchase Web hosting, a registered domain, and an SSL certificate. We can provide recommendations—budget for $150 – $400.
Books are our passion. We have written books of our own, designed them for others, created sites for best-selling authors, publishers and agents. (Heck, Lisa and Shawn Hazen even met working at Chronicle Books and married in 2004!)
We firmly believe every book needs a site. We also don’t think that site needs to cost thousands of dollars. Having worked in publishing for years, we designed an approach that helps authors build affordable and effective sites for their books.
Oh, and here’s what Lisa’s reading.
Not only is Lisa a fantastic designer, she is an extraordinary project director who produces beautiful visual content that true to the project’s vision. In our case, her work actually informed and expanded our vision and was essential to the development of our mission. She is highly collaborative, talented, fast-working, on budget and a pleasure to work with. I am an avid fan.
— Leslie Jonath, Connected Dots Media
When your name is part and parcel of your brand, designing your digital calling card becomes a totally personal process. I placed my trust in Shawn and Lisa’s talent, instincts and judgment every step of the way as we developed my site. It’s one of the best business decisions I’ve ever made.
— Michael Golden, Author, Write or Die
Lisa Hazen has a rare combination of gifts: a deep understanding of computer and Web architecture with an artist’s creative vision. She’s responsive, energetic and a pleasure to work with.
— Sara Paretsky, Author, VI Warshawski Series
Shawn is immensely talented (obviously) but on top of that you’ll find no designer with as much versatility. Shawn is super communicative, extremely flexible (and fast!), full of great ideas—and just a pleasure to work with. Can’t recommend him highly enough.
— Allison Arieff, MIT Technology Review
Before I met Lisa, I thought a domain was a French estate, hosting was something you did for foreign exchange students, and a wireframe was a painful form of orthodontia. Lisa expertly guided this newbie through the process of setting up an author website and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. Her design throroughly captures the atmosphere of my debut novel in a format that is easy to navigate and update on my own.
— Lynne Raimondo, Author, Dante's Wood
Lisa helped us launch the website for our very first book, I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. She’s creative, fun to work with and whip smart. Whenever we need her, she is super responsive and awesome. We can’t say enough great things about Lisa and her work!
— Amy Nobile, Love, Amy
Since launching the site for my novel, we’ve gotten nothing but rave reviews about our online presence. I couldn’t be happier with the work Hazen Creative has done for us and the end result of our partnership.
— Isaac Perry, Paradox Media
Lisa Hazen was absolutely instrumental in the design, development and delivery of the website for our book. She added great value every step of the way, and was continually creative and unflaggingly responsive through the entire process.
— Robert Galford, Author, Simple Sabotage
Looking for more than just a landing page? Let’s talk! We have done a variety of sites for the publishing world, including authors like Sara Paretsky, Amy Nobile and Trisha Ashworth, Robert Forbes and Michael Golden. For agents like Coleen O’Shea and content creators like Connected Dots Media. And for publishers like HarperOne, Sasquatch Books, and Monacelli Books. Fill out our Project Profiler and we will get you a quote within two business days.TELL US MORE