How to Build an Indie Author Website



How to Build an Indie Author Website



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Are you an indie author or writer-preneur? If so, then this FREE video workshop is for you!

In this free training, you'll learn how to build a stunning and conversion-focused WordPress website for your indie author business — in minutes!

In just a few short lessons, you'll learn how to pick a site domain, install WordPress, and build EVERYTHING including your Homepage, an About Page, your Books and Books Overview Pages, an Events Page, and so much more using a beginner-friendly theme and author-focused templates.

Finally, you too can PROMOTE your books online, provide upcoming EVENT information to your fans, and ultimately SELL MORE BOOKS with the tools and templates you'll learn how to use in this training.

Learn how to build a stunning and conversion-focused website. We'll take you step-by-step through the process of creating a Homepage, About Page, Contact Page, Reviews Page, Events Page, Blog Page, and individual blog posts.

Welcome to How to Build an Indie Author Website! In this lesson, you'll learn how to lay the groundwork for your website by installing the Bookwise theme followed by setting up your Site Wizard, Smart Site and Email Integration.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to customize your general website layout to meet both your specific aesthetic and business needs.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to create individual Book Pages, as well as a Books Overview Page for your online audience to peruse all your written works.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to build must-have pages that provide important information about your online business - Author, Contact, Reviews, and Events Pages.

In this lesson, you'll not only learn how to design your Blog List Page, but create and get your first Blog Post Page publish-ready for your readers.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to capture your online visitors' attention, generate interest and connect lead generation forms on your website to grow your email list.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to get the most value from your website - revenue, new customers, public exposure and more.

In this beginner-friendly bonus module, you'll learn how to set up a domain name and web hosting.

Researching different tech options can easily lead to analysis paralysis. In this lesson, we'll give you a quick rundown of the tech we recommend.

In this lesson, we'll show you the step-by-step process for signing up for web hosting on Siteground.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to to set up web hosting on WPX, step-by-step. 


Christine is a marketer with a background in print graphics, motion graphics, and teaching. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, dancing, and building things.

  • Hi Christine, the new theme looks great!!! I’m not a writer, but I like TT to develop specific themes for specific professions.
    I will have a look if or what I can use from Bookwise for my homepage as a musician/artist.
    However, I would be happy if TT would also focus on musicians/bands with their own theme. Are there already plans for this?

    • Hi Markus, glad you like the new theme! We do plan to keep releasing new companion themes in the future, although at the moment we don’t have firm plans for one specifically for musicians and bands. I have noted your idea for the team 🙂

      • Hi Christine, thank you for noting my idea for the team. Hopefully they are as interested in this profession as they were for authors. I guess there are many creators in the music field that would be glad to get a companion theme especially for their needs as authors got for theirs.
        Keep up the great work. Glad to be a thrive member ????

  • Why not have a article on being very simple website simple is easy ie I used a PDF book I call it a micro book on 2-3 topics some 20 pages 1 page site does the trick

    • Hi Paul, you can absolutely create a 1-page site using Bookwise, if that is what you prefer. I would recommend taking a look at the blocks, as they are a really easy and quick way to add all the components you need to a 1-page site. As you write more books, you might want each of your books to have their own page so you can go more into detail about the characters or plot. If you decide to do that in the future, the Bookwise templates will be there for you 🙂

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