Author Website Design for Jane E James
I was asked to create an author website design for the talented Jane E James. Her old website was in need of a complete redesign. Features including a simple way for her to update the site were badly needed.
I worked closely with Jane to create a look that represents her style of work. The creative graphics and spooky photo editing were great fun!
Research showed that most author website designs are handled by the book publisher, and are invariably not too good. The best author website design represents the author, gives the books hierarchy, introduces the author, and gives the user reason to follow the author. Social media links, newsletter subscription and a blog give Jane’s fans something to get their teeth into, and give her a medium for telling fans directly when she has a new book coming out.
Easy to update, easy to find
To make her website easy to update I added the premium ‘Motopress’ plugin which lets Jane easily click and edit text and images. Each page is optimised for the search engines and gets hits from all over the world.