Project Cost: $2,500
Whether you’re a traditionally-published or self-published author, a debut or a New York Times Bestseller, the Complete Author Brand package will offer you a comprehensive branding solution. Aside from a fully customized WordPress website, it includes professional logo creation and branding design add-ons (business card, postcard, bookmark, Twitter profile headers, Facebook Page covers, and a custom template for your MailChimp newsletter).
With my Complete Author Brand package, you’ll have a brand your readers will definitely remember—both online and offline.
What’s included in the Complete Author Brand package?
Professional Logo Design
More than just a play of fonts and colors, the logo I’ll create for you will be unique and easy to remember. You’ll get three logo design concepts to choose from, and your selected concept will have three sets of revisions. Final deliverables will be in vector (.EPS and .PDF) and raster (JPEG, GIF, and PNG) formats, which includes your secondary logo.
Matching Print Collateral
You’ll get two (2) matching concepts to choose from for your business card, postcard, and bookmark designs. Again, your chosen design will have a maximum of three revisions.
One (1) original design (look and feel) with three sets of revisions
Original, customized to fit your author brand. I will provide you with a landing page and a blog/inside page preview of your custom website before encoding (learn more about my process here). I try as much as possible to get what you want through an intensive pre-production, but if not, the design mockup comes with three sets of revisions.
Custom landing/splash page
This is the first thing your readers will see when they visit your website, so it has to be cool. No worries, I got you covered! Your Custom Author Brand package not only includes a landing page, but you’ll have the option to have animation on there too.
Your website will look good not only on high resolution screens, but also small screen laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.
To make it easier for you to update, I’ll port your custom Author Website to WordPress. If you aren’t familiar with WordPress, never fear! There’s a knowledge base where you can read everything you need to know to start using your WordPress-powered website.
Bells & Whistles Book Module
Aside from the standard WordPress features, I’ll include a custom module I’ve created. It will allow you to add new books with covers and details without needing to mess with code. Do you have a book series? No problem. This module will allow you to categorize your books by series. You can even have a “Featured Books” category if you want, and have more choices for your Books page layout.
Events Listing Module
This custom feature will allow you to list your book events in an organized table. All you need to do is fill up the fields with details and your event will automatically slot into your Events page. Again, no need to mess with complex codes!
Contact Form 7 integration and customization
For your Contact page, I’ll design and integrate the Contact Form 7 plugin so your readers can easily send you messages via a form. Of course, the form’s design will match your website’s overall look and feel.
If you want your posts and pages be easily shared on social media, I highly recommend AddThis. Sign up for an account and I can integrate its plugin for you on your sparkling-new website.
MailChimp mailing list sign-up form
A mailing list is a great way to stay connected with your readers. I highly recommend MailChimp, so most (if not all) of the author websites I’ve made have a mailing list sign-up form on their website. If you have an account (if you don’t, you can sign up for one—it’s free for folks who have less than 2,000 subscribers), I can customize the sign-up form for you in a way that it blends in with your custom web design.
One (1) MailChimp custom template
When you send out those newsletters, you’d want your template to match your website, right? Well, this package includes just that! More than just a header graphic, I’ll create a custom MailChimp template based on your final website design.
Matching Twitter Profile header and Facebook Page cover
Of course. Your Twitter and Facebook accounts need to match your new website design for consistent branding, so I’ll create one for you.
Domain Name Registration (.com) and Web Hosting for one (1) year
Yep, you don’t have to worry about where to park your spanking-new site in the internet! I’ll guide you through the process of registering your chosen domain name (provided that it’s still available, that is), and set up your web hosting account. I’ll take care of installing your WordPress website too (existing site data transfers not included). But the best thing about this? You’ll have full control of your domain name and web hosting control panel. When your one-year domain name registration and web hosting expires, you can easily renew it directly to Intuitiv Solutions or through me.
Web hosting details:
Renewable at $95 per year
Shared Web Hosting Solution on a VPS (CentOSLinux)
1,000MB disk space | 20,000MB bandwidth
Up to 5 webmail accounts
Up to 2 add-on domains, 5 parked domains, 5 subdomains
Up to 4 MySQL databases
So, are you ready for your Complete Author Brand? Fill up this form and get in touch with me!
|Author Website Only||Complete Author Brand|
|One (1) Original Web Design|
|Custom Landing Page||
Bells & Whistles
|Events Listing Module|
|Contact Form 7 Integration|
|MailChimp Sign-Up Form|
|Professional Logo Design||
Text Logo Only
|Matching Twitter Header||
1 Concept Only
|Matching Facebook Cover||
1 Concept Only
|MailChimp Newsletter Template|
|Business Card Design|
|1-year Domain Name Registration|
|1-year Website Hosting|