An author website offers you professional branding as an author and is an effective marketing tool. It allows you to promote your book, connect with readers, and make your products available for direct sale. For self-published authors, a personal website offers an easy and convenient way to make your name and your work available to a wide audience.

Based on the content that you’d like to include — your book cover, images, text — we will design a six-page, owner-friendly website where you can share your book content, post updates and reviews, sell your book and, if you wish, create a blog. We’ll make a PayPal link so readers can buy the book directly from you, and provide links to other sellers as needed.

FAQs about website

Does Luminare Press manage my website after it is published?

A designer from Luminare Press will build and design your website according to your unique needs as an author*, but once your website is published all updates or edits are the responsibility of the author. Luminare Press can provide website updates at our hourly rate.

*There may be additional fees for extra pages or set-up for blogs and photo galleries.

Will a Luminare designer show me how to update and maintain my website once we’re done with the overall design?

Yes, a 30 minute website review may be scheduled once your website is completed. In the review we will show you how to make text edits, add images, review the Wix editor, and answer any questions you have about Wix or your website.

Can I add additional pages to my website beyond what is included in the package?

Yes, additional pages may be added, but will incur additional costs.

What is domain mapping?

Domain mapping is the process of taking the domain (aka your website address, eg: www.mywebsite.com) you purchased from a site such as GoDaddy or Bluehost and connecting that domain to your Wix website. This is an additional service we offer for clients that already have their own domain that they would like to connect to their new Wix website.

How do I purchase a domain?

Wix—the platform we use to build our user-friendly author websites—offers free URLs and discounts with some of their plans so we prefer to guide our new authors through domain purchasing with Wix.

When should I start working on my website information?

We recommend starting your website content as soon as possible so it’s ready to go once we reach the printed proof stage of the process. We suggest starting a word document or google doc for each page of your website’s content (Eg: Home, About, etc…) so you can start adding content there that we can grab from when it’s time.

We will start your website design around the same time your book is sent for a printed proof. A printed proof comes after your cover and interior have been completed and approved.

What Wix plan should I purchase?

The Wix Combo plan is usually enough for the average author, however if you plan to include a photo gallery with a lot of images or videos the Wix Unlimited plan may be the better option.

Visit https://www.wix.com/upgrade/website to see the options.

Here are a few of our Author Websites:

Ready to spread your words on the web?

Build your presence online and let your fans find you

Ready to spread your words on the web?

Build your presence online and let your fans find you