This fall, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to design and develop some fantastic new websites for our partners! Over the years, we’ve tested different website formats and have figured out what really works for authors. Some of the elements you may notice on most of our websites are share elements (graphics, tweets, or other social posts), press and speaking information, and multiple ways for readers to buy the authors’ books.
Here’s a closer look at three of our most recent author websites.
Pam Fox Rollin – Full Custom Author Website
Pam Fox Rollin is an author and experienced executive coach who works with executives and teams to lead even more effectively at companies throughout the Bay Area and across the world. She is also the author of 42 Rules For Your New Leadership Role, which describes practical and effective actions for you to make a strong start at your new VP, Director, or manager job.
One thing I love about Pam’s website is how, in her navigation and throughout her site, she makes it easy for potential clients to figure out exactly how she can help them. Her “For Companies” and “For Leaders” pages in the main site navigation are excellent examples of how to create a website that speaks to exactly what your audiences need.
You can learn more about Pam and her coaching, training, facilitation, and speaking at IdeaShape.com.
Paul Larsen – Full Custom Author Website
Paul Larsen, author, coach, consultant, and speaker, loved the design of the cover for his book, Find Your Voice as a Leader, and wanted a website that would reflect the same branding and emphasize his book while clearly communicating the services he offers.
We thoroughly enjoyed designing and developing this crisp, clear website that really conveys Paul’s energetic and warm personality. My favorite part of the site is seeing pictures of different people Paul has worked with internationally, which truly shows his expertise and comfort with a world-wide audience.
Learn more about Paul and his work at PaulNLarsen.com.
Shelly Francis, Center for Courage & Renewal – Book Marketing Website
The Center for Courage & Renewal is a nonprofit organization that works to create a more just, compassionate, and healthy world by nurturing personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it. Shelly L. Francis has been the marketing and communications director at the Center for Courage & Renewal since mid-2012.
The organization and Shelly came to us looking for a simple but effective book marketing website for their new book, The Courage Way.
We used our standard book-page template for this site, and we love how it turned out. We often use the book cover to inspire the graphics and colors for our book marketing websites, and this book cover was so beautiful! I especially appreciate the detail our designer gave to the share graphics, which feature inspiring quotes from the book.
Learn more about Shelly Francis and the Center for Courage & Renewal at CourageWay.org.
We love partnering with our clients to create beautiful, effective websites for their books and work.
Interested in collaborating with us? Email our web projects manager, Margy Kerr-Jarrett, at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation!