Create Your Author Website with Jimdo

The easiest way for writers to get online

With Jimdo, you can make a beautiful website in minutes—no coding required. Our modern designs will help you capture readers’ imaginations and promote your work all over the world.

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Author website designs with everything you need

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Sell books in your online store

Your work, your profits. Save on third-party platform fees and let readers buy books and merchandise from you directly. Upload an image, add a description, and start selling!

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Reach more readers

With Jimdo’s automatic SEO, it’s never been easier to grow your audience online. Track your traffic and stay in touch with fans with our built-in marketing tools.

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Keep your website GDPR-compliant

Legal jargon not your niche? Our Legal Text Generator creates personalized Imprint and Privacy Policy texts that are GDPR-compliant—guaranteed. So you can focus on the writing you love. (EU only)

How to make a website for authors and writers

  1. Create a free Jimdo account and answer a few questions about your writing project.
  2. Jimdo gathers your professional info from places like Google and Facebook.
  3. Choose a design and color palette to match your style. We’ll use photos and text you already have, or add some free author website content to get you started.
  4. Add your author bio or writing samples, publish it, and you’re done.
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Web design for every professional writer

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Bring your words to life with a stunning website that shows your creative side. No art director required!

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Build a professional website to showcase your work, promote your social media profiles, and get new leads, all in one place.

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Make it easy for readers to find a title they’ll love, with beautiful slideshows and galleries to show off your work and upsell preorders.

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Creating a portfolio website is a great way to showcase your skills and win editing work. Add your writing samples, rates, and contact info—then you’re all set.

Beautiful author website examples built with Jimdo

Want to create a website for your writing or go from unpublished author to self-published sensation? Here’s all the author website design inspiration you need!

Author site FAQ

  • Today’s readers go online to buy books and discover new writers—and they expect to find websites for authors and books they love. So it’s more important than ever to have a professional site where you can sell books, and where journalists and publishers can contact you. While being on social media or selling books on third-party platforms like Amazon gives you extra exposure, their algorithms can change and they take a percentage of your profits. With your own website, you’re in control and you keep 100% of your earnings.

  • You only need a few website pages to get started: an About page with your author bio and headshot, a Contact page where people can get in touch or download your press kit, an Events page for promoting book events and speaking engagements, and an online store where readers can buy books and merchandise.

  • Your website is your online business card—a place to establish your personal brand, engage with your audience, and promote your work to new readers and critics from all over the world. And because most readers today prefer to buy books online, the best way to boost your sales is with an online store. We recommend adding a “Shop Now” button that takes readers straight to your selection of titles. Once they get there, you can draw them in with an intriguing description of each book.

  • Google wants to help people find what they need quickly. So to help your writer’s website show up in the search results, you'll want to optimize your site for the words and phrases your customers search for (like “science fiction novels for children” or “healthy vegan cookbooks”). That will help make sure your site comes up as a match. Make a list of terms like your name, genre, and book titles, then include them naturally in your website text. It’s also important to update your site regularly to show Google that you’re a source of relevant information. Adding your latest news and events to your site will help you rank higher and encourage visitors to come back too.