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Our Novel by Design complete package allows for writing, design and implementation of your uniquely-designed for you website that includes everything you’ll need to promote yourself and your writing! Our complete package includes all of the following services:
- Website Build: Set-up and customization of domain name, hosting account, email account, and custom website theme. Novel by Design uses WordPress.org as the platform for your website. Once a basic template has been approved, you’ll receive a customization design presentation. Three rounds of changes to the initial design are included, which will be delivered to you in PDF format for your review. Once you’ve approved the final design, we’ll begin construction of your website.
- Blog: The blog is included in your site platform and will have the same design elements with your site to keep audience traffic focused to the central hub of your online network.
- Website Maintenance: Should you so choose, your site will be easy to update by yourself through a WordPress interface. This package includes follow-up coaching so you can make future changes and additions to your website, without paying a professional. We’ll train you to easily add a page and/or a blog post as often as you want – with complete creative control over the content and photos on your website – no need to pay a “webmaster” every time you want to update your site.
- Artwork: We’ll also provide you with a matching free Twitter Page background, Facebook Cover image and Google+ Cover image that will help maintain your website’s brand across your social media platforms.
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Your site will be optimized for SEO from the time it’s launched. Then we’ll help you employ SEO best practices moving forward with your site to make it easy for your audience to discover and share your content.
- Social Media Integration: We’ll install WordPress plugins that allow readers to share your content across a variety of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and social bookmarking sites. We’ll also install buttons that readers can click to head directly to your own social media landing pages, including your Facebook page, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. Social media is the fastest, least expensive way to build your platform for potential readers.
- Traffic Analytics: We’ll show you how to monitor and track where your readers are coming from, how long they spend on your site and more. Knowing your audience will help you cater to their content needs and create a loyal following.
- Media Kit: If you’re an author, we build you an on-site and also a downloadable media kit pdf – 2-4 pages — so readers and press can learn more about you and your words. This kit takes different forms for different writers, but typically includes a bio and/or resume/CV, writing awards, fast facts about you and your writing and/or excerpts from your work.
- RSS Feed: Each website we build includes an RSS feed and subscription capability for your blog, allowing readers to be notified via email or their own RSS reader that you have new content available.
If you know your way around WordPress and are looking for a website/blog design only, we can do that too!
NOTE: Fees related to site hosting and domain name purchases are your responsibility and typically run less than $20 for a domain name and less than $5 a month for hosting. We work with you to establish your domain name and hosting the most economical way possible, with full customer support, while still allowing you to maintain complete control over your own account.