Author Website Design

Whether you’re a best-selling author, freelance writer, or blogger, having a professional author website design is essential to showcasing your work. We specialize in working with writers to create websites that not only look great, but are easy to manage on your own.

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Ari Magnusson

Ari Magnusson / September 11, 2023
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Barbara Cooley Website

Barbara Cooley

Barbara Cooley / July 25, 2023
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Sharyn Skeeter

Sharyn Skeeter / July 12, 2023
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Book A Week With Jen

Book A Week With Jen / October 21, 2022
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Born to Run World

Born to Run World / August 22, 2022
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Judy L Mandel

Judy L Mandel / June 3, 2022
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Shannon Shelton Miller

Shannon Shelton Miller / May 20, 2022
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Wordcumulus / May 17, 2022
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Kate Harold

Kate Harold / March 9, 2022
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Eileen Kennedy Moore

Eileen Kennedy Moore / December 23, 2021
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Association of Ghostwriters

Association of Ghostwriters / November 30, 2021
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Beverly Harzog

Beverly Harzog / July 12, 2021
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Cheryl Alkon

Cheryl Alkon / April 23, 2021
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Etta Madden

Etta Madden / April 22, 2021
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Paula Andruss

Paula Andruss

Paula Andruss / September 15, 2020
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Helen Wolkowicz

Helen Wolkowicz

Helen Wolkowicz / June 17, 2020
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Joanna Haugen

Joanna Haugen

Joanna Haugen / April 8, 2020
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Doris Rashschenbach website

Doris Rauschenbach

Doris Rauschenbach / December 20, 2019
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Gemini Writing Services

Gemini Writing Services

Gemini Writing Services / December 18, 2019
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Killing the Buddha

Killing the Buddha

Killing the Buddha / November 20, 2019
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Wesley Cullen Davidson

Wesley Cullen Davidson

Wesley Cullen Davidson / September 11, 2019
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Find out how we can help you

Request a no-obligation free quote today to learn more about our web design services, or schedule a call to learn more.

Responsive Websites

At Sumy Designs, we know that more than half of your website visitors are using their phone or mobile device to check out your website. Our website designs are created with mobile-friendliness from the start.

Search Engine Ready

You can have the greatest website of all time, but it only matters if people actually see it. Our websites are made with SEO in mind to help you attract new clients. 


Your website needs care to function at top performance. We provide professional ongoing support for you and your website for as long as you need it.

Writers love us because we’re easy to work with and we understand what goes into a great author website design. We customize your site so that it not only looks great, but works great too.

Your website needs to highlight your professionalism and showcase your work. Creating a custom portfolio that showcases your writing is what we do best.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Author Website Design

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How much does a new website cost?

There’s not one single answer to this question. A website design is quoted based on the needs of each individual project. Every website is unique and requires different components; we design and develop custom websites specifically for your small business. We’ll ask a lot of questions, assess your needs, and give you a quote based on that assessment. Most of our sites run in the $5,000 range, but can be more or less depending on needs.

How long will it take to get a new website?

On average, we shoot for a six to eight week turnaround, but the pace of any project is set by each client. How much input you can provide during the initial stages, your availability with feedback, how soon the content is ready – all this affects the speed of completion. The functionality needs may also play a role – more complex sites will take more time to develop.

Do you only create WordPress websites?

Yes. WordPress is a great content management system that now powers more than 30% of the web. Its huge market share is due to it’s flexibility and ease of use. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you how to manage it and help you along the way.

Do I have to be local to work with you?

Nope! We work with clients all over the world. Our whole team works remotely, allowing us to find the absolute best team for our business.

Will I be able to update the site myself when it’s finished?

Yes! We love it when our clients take control of their website and learn to manage it on their own. We’ll provide you with a set of comprehensive video tutorials to help you learn your way around, as well provide you with a training session to help get you on your way. (Note: We love to answer your questions!)

Will you maintain my site for me?

We can! We provide on-going support for many of our clients. Check out our WordPress Support Packages.

Will my website be mobile-friendly?

Absolutely! Having a mobile-friendly website is more important than ever! We work hard to ensure your website looks great on a variety of devices.

When do I pay?

For most projects, equal payments are made at the start, midway, and the end of the project, but we can work with you to set up a schedule that meets your needs. We understand that this is a big investment and want to help you budget for the expense in whatever way possible.

We accept checks, PayPal, and all major credit cards.

How much input do I have in the process?

A lot! Your input and feedback is crucial to this process. We’ll start with a lot of questions about your needs, your likes, your wants and work with you to develop just the right look and functionality.

Who writes the content for the site?

Usually that is you. You are the expert on your business, so it’s usually best if it comes from you. If you need help, we can recommend copywriters who can help clean up or write original content for you at an additional cost.

Where should my website be hosted?

Hosting is super important! When it comes to hosting, you get what you pay for. We’ve developed a list of our absolute favorite hosts to help you find the right host at the right price. Check out our list.

What if I need help on my site down the road?

We are only an email away! We’re here to help you as much or as little as you need, and we won’t disappear once the site is launched. We’ve been doing this for many years, so we aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.