Build a Stunning Author Website with No Web Skills

The complete guide to creating a stunning author website in just one afternoon!
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Instructed by Simon Whistler Design / Web Design
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  • Lectures 12
  • Contents Video: 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This is a two hour video course showing you exactly how to create a custom author website that will allow you to sell more books, reach new readers, and simplify your marketing. If you want to take a look at what the finished website could look like visit "" Of course, this sample site can be customized with your own background, header image, and colors - have a look at the introduction video to see how amazing this can look.

If you are an author who doesn't currently have a website (or has a blog hosted on Blogger or, then this is the perfect tutorial for you. Owning your own web presence means that you'll always have a direct way to reach your fans, which can never be guaranteed when you don't own the space on which your website is hosted. For a minimal cost (less than $10 a month) and an afternoon of your time, you can create a safe and secure place for interacting with your fans and selling more books.

This course is entirely video (screencast) based, you just need to follow along with exactly what I am doing on the screen and you'll have a stunning website in under a day. In fact, I'd recommend that you just set aside a full afternoon to complete the course, as it is best done in one sitting!

If you are still unsure of whether you should take this course, have a quick watch of the introduction video and you'll hear some of today's top self published authors talk about the value of having an author website. You will also learn how to start a mailing list (also for free) which allows you direct access to your fans and is regarded as the most powerful marketing tool in any authors arsenal.

Get started with creating your site today by taking this comprehensive video course!

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of computers.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build a quality author website

What is the target audience?

  • Indie authors
  • Self published authors

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Domains and Hosting
Purchasing your Domain
Getting some Hosting
Section 2: Setting up Wordpress
Installing WordPress
Creating your Sites Pages
Creating the Graphics for Your Site
Creating the All-Important Books Page
Section 3: Adding Content
Filling Out the Pages with Some Content
Section 4: Improving Various Elements of the Site
Adding Social Media Buttons and the Contact Form
Making the Sidebar Look Awesome
Creating a Blog Post
Creating a Newsletter Signup Form
Bonus: Email your Subscribers

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Instructor Biography

Simon Whistler, Host of the Rocking Self Publishing Podcast

I'm Simon Whistler, the host of the popular weekly podcast for self-published authors - Rocking Self Publishing.

Before I got into podcasting I freelanced creating educational videos, and I also have a good knowledge of Wordpress (which is what is built on. I have combined these skills to bring you a Udemy course.

I have created a 2 hour video course about creating an author website so that you can develop a great online platform for selling more books. This course is designed for complete beginners who have never build a website before. It will allow you to build a website in as little as an afternoon allowing you to sell more books, reach new readers, and project a professional online presence.

If you want to get in touch with my, about my courses or my podcast, just drop me an email at

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