Many successful authors have websites that are the hub of their online marketing activity — sites that provide a central platform for everything from blogging to book sales and email newsletters.
How can you create a website like this? We’ve compiled 29 examples to give you some ideas. These sites can provide inspiration for any authors or publishers looking to launch or redesign an author website.
When reviewing sites to include in this list, we followed the guidelines in our recent article about nine author website trends you need to know about. To appear on this list of examples, sites had to meet most, if not all, of the following criteria:
- Includes a list of published books
- Prominently displays new or impending releases
- Provides an obvious way to subscribe for updates
- Provides a way to contact the author
- Includes links to the author’s social media profiles
- Displays a list of upcoming events
- Includes a blog to showcase the author’s personality and/or writing process
- Is easy to navigate
- Has a clean, unique design
We’ve made sure to include both traditional and self-published authors, along with a variety of styles and genres, so everyone can find some inspiration.
1. Nora Roberts
3. Dean Koontz
8. Brenda Novak
9. Julie James
10. Victoria Scott
11. Tim Tigner
14. John Grisham
15. Gillian Flynn
16. Cassandra Clare
17. Harlan Coben
18. Tami Hoag
19. Kevin Hearne
21. J. Daniels
22. Kami Garcia
23. Jody Hedlund
24. Bella Andre
25. Susan Dennard
26. Emma Davies
27. Mark Griffiths
28. Chuck Wendig
29. Melanie Benjamin
What other author websites would you add to the list? Link to them in the comments below!
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