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Reflect great writing with a great author website

Whether you are promoting an upcoming book, trying to attract the interest of a publisher, self publishing online texts or keeping fans up to date, it is important that your website reflects your style and gives insight into your writing. Jimdo is a great way to make a free website that can do just that. 

Put some punctuation into your web design!

You wouldn't write a long boring paragraph with no commas, adjectives, or verbs! Would you? Don't settle for a website that lacks good structure. With Jimdo, we'll help you understand what it means to structure your content for a better user experience.  Allow your website to say something about the way you write. Learn to design a structured author web site with simple navigation that contains all of the necessary information—all with the help of a stylish template.

You can't judge a book by its cover—and you shouldn't judge an author by their website. That said, it certainly helps if it stands out on the shelf.

If you write children's books, why not feature monsters and dragons in the background of your site—with colored and fancy fonts? If you are an author of serious crime novels, consider a dark background with bold text to illustrate your intensity. A few simple tricks will have your author website making a statement about you.

With Jimdo, it is as simple as selecting your template, signing up, and then adding your content. It's the easiest free website builder in existence. Within a few hours, you can compile all of the information you would like to share into a complete writer's website. Add password protected and hidden pages for works in progress, upload galleries of your covers, photos and illustrations, and format your words in columns or with spacing to give structure to your web pages.

Jimdo is a free forever— but for a more professional look, upgrade to our Pro or Business plan to have your own domain name, email, and a number of other great added features.


When readers Google your name, is it you that they find? Make it easier for searchers to find you and your work with our integrated search engine optimization features. Your site and keywords will automatically be found by Google because of the way the Jimdo websites are designed. With a bit of research and the right keywords, interested readers will be able to find you through a variety of keyword searches.


With an outstanding author website, visitors will enjoy browsing the site as they do a library. There are a number of fantastic elements that you can include to attract interest and have visitors not only coming back, but also suggesting your site to others.



What does my author's website need?

Why not include a blog to update your readers about progress and upcoming publications, as well as snippets of your work to encourage them to read more. Or cut out a middle man and sell your work online. Add a store to your website to allow readers to buy directly from you. 

Include a gallery of your covers or of photography and images from your publications.

Add links to reviews, a CV, and downloadable PDF's to impress potential publishers, or a mailing list to keep readers informed about publications, readings, and other news.

A good author's website will present your work to the world in a professional and intriguing manner. It doesn't have to be a great expense or hassle to build an online presence—with Jimdo, you can have a well designed site without much effort.

and increase your visibility.