In today’s book market, a quality website and blog are required for online sales success. If you don’t exist digitally, no one can ever find out about your work. Readers often go to your site while still in the bookstore to reach a buying decision. The competition to look good online is stiff nowadays and Wise Publications can help take care of things that may not be an author’s skillset.
At Wise Publications, web design doesn’t have to be an intimidating process that costs thousands of dollars for bells & whistles you won’t even use. Let’s just get you up & running and back to the business of publishing.
Readers expect their favorite author to have a blog now, and it can be fun to get feedback comments. Blogging is not that much different than doing other social media such as Facebook, it just has a literary slant. It's an enjoyable whirl of activity and is gratifying to your work no matter how many books you end up selling. You can also post excerpts yourself and new material for fans.
You can do your own site and many people do. But it's what comes after the basics is when most people get frustrated. Our kind of web service is offered at a reasonable price as a convenience for busy people. You'll get a much snazzier design without wasting a lot of time and we will teach you how to maintain it yourself.
The main reason to have a website is for e-commerce where you collect your own revenue from direct sales. We create a payment portal with PayPal as a third party credit card payment processor. It's an easy checkout process and you keep all the profits for your business.
A $350 one-time design fee for a 5-page custom website includes Home Page, Blog, Author Page with photos, Buy Now portal, Contents, email, and Book Cover art. Our graphic designers usually start with the cover design as a theme and then discuss your preferences. Site build includes Ad copywriting, Search Engine Optimization, Banners, and 60 days of training & friendly hand-holding. The finished products are completely turned over to your control with no ongoing fees to us. An approximate $175 yearly fee for the domain name and site hosting must also be paid to the website host at your own discretion.
Your Author site will be created by Wise Publications graphic designers using Word Press for your convenience. This open-source platform is the easiest for new bloggers to learn and is the most popular service on the web. It is used by sixty million other bloggers and has all the features for any level of site needed.
Additional services are available at an hourly rate such as extra pages, monthly maintenance, animation, videos, future alterations, and set up for other social media platforms.