What is a Professional Author Website?

Every author or writer serious about making a career of writing and connecting with their readers, needs an engaging website.

For your readers it means:
  • Simple, Easy to read and use.

    It's all about the written content. I believe the focus of the design should be on the content first – no tricky stuff, just good clean design.

  • A page for author visits

    Where teachers and librarians can learn a little about you and make a booking directly with you, your booking agent or publisher.

  • Loads quickly

    Loading time is a big factor in web page abandonment. Nowadays people are visiting more sites than ever before, but there's still only 24 hours in a day.

Professional Author Website

Schools encourage their students to learn more about their favourite authors, while editors, agents, publishers and festival directors use your website as the first point of contact – what does yours say about you?

For you it means:
  • Make changes yourself

    Your site needs to change as you do. With a Professional Author website, you can login and easily make change as your info is updated.

  • Blog with links to Facebook & Twitter.

    Here are four reasons for a blog:

    1. Improves your ranking in Google
    2. Share your passion, inspire other people
    3. Creates a new channel of communication with fans and other writers
    4. More material between books

Who else has one?

If you're a debut author, you've got a new book coming out, or you're an established author but your site needs a re-vamp get in touch.

Anna Branford
Anna Branford
Anna Branford

Based on the quality of his online portfolio and his clear and helpful response to my initial enquiry, I asked Jin to develop my website.

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Karen Collum
Karen Collum
Karen Collum

His extensive Pre-production Questionnaire really helped to identify exactly what I wanted to portray to my audience.

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Nathan Luff
Nathan Luff
Nathan Luff

The design process was very up front, well thought out and clearly explained so there were no hidden surprises or costs.

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Anne Ryan
Anne Ryan
Anne Ryan

As an author/ illustrator, I had clear design ideas on the look and feel like. I wasn’t sure if that'd be compatible with a designer who knows his trade so well. Jin quickly picked up on the need for me to work in draft form and refine the end result.

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Fiona Wood
Fiona Wood
Fiona Wood

He had plenty of helpful advice, both creative and technical, which makes me another happy client.

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Gabrielle Wang
Gabrielle Wang
Gabrielle Wang

Jin created a site that reflects my personality and the nature of my writing, looks professional and best of all, is simple to navigate.

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Lian Tanner
Lian Tanner
Lian Tanner

As a writer of children’s fantasy, I knew I wanted something different in a website.

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Penny Matthews
Penny Matthews
Penny Matthews

I was looking for an author website designer to create a very simple, basic site that was still attractive and interesting.

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Marianne Musgrove
Marianne Musgrove
Marianne Musgrove

Jin gets the job done, which is precisely what you want in a website designer. He listens carefully to what you want and then actions it. Jin even gave me a tutorial over the phone. I now feel capable of uploading blog posts and graphics which is no easy feat for a Luddite like me!

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Karen Tayleur
Karen Tayleur
Karen Tayleur

The most excruciating part of the process was the most productive — a questionnaire that Jin had me fill in before the commencement of any work. It left me with a clear idea of who I thought my target audience was and what I wanted from my website.

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Stephen Whiteside
Stephen Whiteside
Stephen Whiteside

Jin was not intimidated by the flood of information I sent him, and intuitively reflected my passions and interests in his design. He answered all my questions, no matter how foolish some of them must have sounded to him, in a patient and logical manner.

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Corinne Fenton
Corinne Fenton
Corinne Fenton

I would recommend Jin & Co. highly to anyone looking for efficiency, reliability and professionalism

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Vikki Wakefield
Vikki Wakefield
Vikki Wakefield

When I started searching for a website designer I felt daunted and a little lost. The result is a website that captures the essence of my style as writer. Jin has that rare quality in a designer – he listens.

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Goldie Alexander
Goldie Alexander
Goldie Alexander

His design was excellent and he always responded very positively to my needs and demands. I can’t recommend him highly enough, I'm delighted with the result.

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Peter Allert
Peter Allert
Peter Allert
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Glenda Millard
Glenda Millard
Glenda Millard

I'm very happy with the service Jin provided, proud as can be of my lovely website and will happily recommend Jin & Co. to anyone looking for an excellent author website designer!

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Sally Ninham
Sally Ninham
Sally Ninham

Professional, affordable, uncomplicated, on budget, on time AND a pleasure to work with. It couldn’t have been a better experience really...

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Betty Collerson
Betty Collerson
Betty Collerson

I was looking for a website designer to create a site that captured my personality and reflected the things I'm passionate about. Jin created a fun, attractive website and I found his working process to be straight forward but attentive to the client's needs and wants.

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Rachael Craw
Rachael Craw
Rachael Craw

I came to Jin & Co as a new author with a limited budget. I wanted a simple, attractive, accessible design with my book as the primary focus. I felt he understood what I was looking for and appreciated Jin's willingness to answer my many questions.

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How does it work?

An author's website project is broken into three main phases, pre-production, production and post-production.

Week 1: Pre-Production
  • We discuss your requirements and I plan the site
  • I design a mockup of the look
  • You review the design mockups and I make any requested changes
Week 2: Production
  • I build the site
  • I put in your site's content
  • You review the constructed functioning site and I make any requested changes
Week 3: Post-Production
  • We test the site to make sure everything works
  • hook up your email
  • do some basic training
  • publish it live to the internet

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

How much it costs is totally up to you.

Even if it's just small for now, the best way to go from here is for you to establish some kind of budget and I can tailor a proposal to fit that budget.

We suggest a budget of $1,500.

How long does it take?

Typically 3 weeks in real time.

This includes roughly 4 days of actual production time, then add communication between us, time for you to prepare and collect content, time for you to make reviews of graphics or website construction, and me to make amendments based on the reviews.

So roughly 3 weeks.

What else can you get?

Every Professional Author Website comes with:

  • Hosting - Online storage space for the site
  • Domain Name (yoursite.com.au)
  • Email Address - yourname@yoursite.com.au
  • Visitor statistics

Need more? Just ask.

What to do from here?

Whether you're ready to go ahead, or just want to chat, get in touch.

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