Designing your Author Website

No matter how you are marketing your book online, your target readers will be visit your website to learn more about how you can help them.

What are the important components to include on your author website? 

How can readers quickly learn what you have to offer them?

How can you refresh your current website to reflect your current brand and mission of serving your readers?

That’s what we’re talking about today with my guest Angela Bouma, a branding, web, and graphic designer at Bouma Design.

Designing an author website (that best represents what you and your book offer your readers) with guest Angela Bouma | Book Marketing Mania podcast with Kim Stewart

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In this episode, Angela shares:

  • How to visualize who you are and what you have to offer readers
  • Different pages that authors should have on their website
  • How the audience for your book page is different than your speaker page
  • The importance of a call to action on every page
  • Pros and cons of WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix platforms

Resources mentioned:

Angela’s Brand Health Checklist

Bouma Design Co.

Instagram: @boumadesignco

Sharon Jaynes

Angie Baughman

With 20+ years in the marketing and design world, Angela Bouma works side by side with authors to build a brand that helps them strengthen their relationships with audiences that need their God-given message. We’ve worked with several of the same authors and she is so highly respected. When Angela isn’t at her computer building a new site or implementing an email automation, she is shuffling her three kids to and from a variety of extracurriculars in the heart of Ag country in California’s Central Valley.

Follow, Rate and Review:

I hope you’re as excited as I am about what’s to come on the show. I’d love for you to Follow the show so you’re first to know when new episodes release. Would you also consider rating the show and writing a quick review to help other authors find it so they too can learn and share? 

In the Apple Podcasts app: 
1. Click here and then click ‘Listen on Apple podcasts‘ OR simply search “Book Marketing Mania” and pull up the show’s main page.
2. Click the plus (+) sign in the top right corner to Follow.
3. Scroll down to “Ratings & Reviews”, tap the stars to rate, and below that, click “Write a review”. 
Just a sentence or two can help other authors discover the show, and I’d be so grateful