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Basic Author Website Design


If what you need is a simple, clean, and attractive author website to ensure your readers and visitors have a clear sense of you, your writing, and your vision as a writer, then a free or low-cost site from Mailerlite is the perfect solution!

This 5-page option comes with a Home page, About page, Contact page, and two other pages of your choosing.

Note: After you purchase this author website design, we will send you a comprehensive questionnaire to help us get started.

A basic site from Mailerlite gives you a highly attractive online author website that has all the elegance of a custom site but at a low cost. With this site, you can share your info, sell your books, provide samples of your work and even send newsletters– or simply let it serve as a beautiful business card on the web.

The ready-made templates and “drag and drop” interface make it easy for you to learn how to add content and additional features so you can make your website work best for you.

Mailerlite lets you choose from two options:

  • a free website that includes eye-catching templates but has the Mailerlite branding, Mailerlite domain, and some limitations, such as no blog capability
  • a paid version for $10 USD/month that includes no Mailerlite branding, allows you to add your own custom domain (purchased separately), and far more flexibility, such as blog capability, and more.


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Mailerlite Author Website

Additional Benefit: Easy Email Marketing

Because Mailerlite is an email marketing service, you get the added benefit of being able to create subscriber forms that you can embed or use as pop-ups on your site, which allow you to collect email address for a newsletter: all in one platform!

Whether you’re building your first author website or you’re giving your existing website a refresh, if what you’re looking for is a beautiful place for people to land, where they can get to know you and your work, or even if you want to keep a blog, sell your books, and collect subscribers for a newsletter list, the Mailerlite option is a terrific one!



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A recent website refresh for one of our clients, Marianne Scott

How It Works

After purchasing this author website design, we’ll send you a questionnaire to give us a detailed sense of how you want to be represented on your site. We will then give you instructions for uploading your logo and other brand-specific info and content you wish to use for your 5 pages.

Note: you will need to create a Mailerlite account prior to the website design. Additionally, if you choose the paid option and wish to have your own custom domain, you will need to purchase your domain from a provider such as Namecheap or Godaddy.

And if you intend to use Mailerlite’s capacity as an email service to obtain subscribers and to send out newsletters or other content, you may also wish to buy a Google workspace email address unique to your domain for legitimacy and best email delivery rates.

If you need help opening the account, buying your domain, securing and tethering the Google workspace email address, or with any other tech support, choose a 1-hour Add-on, and we will get you set up and on your way!


Your Author Website Designer

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Astrid is a marketing professional with 10 years of B2B marketing experience and has been serving entrepreneurs for 17 years with the technical work of website design and email marketing funnels. A published author of workbooks for children, teachers, and entrepreneurs (forthcoming), Astrid is comfortable with and sensitive to the needs of business, nonfiction, and fiction writers.



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