Carola’s Book Website
About this project
Carola wanted a website to publicise her first published book, and sell it directly through her website. We designed her site around the artwork she had commissioned for her book cover. We chose a lightweight design that placed the artwork front and centre. We included several elements to inform about the book, including a video trailer, sample downloadable chapter, and reviews.
Carola was keen to engage with her readers, so we enabled visitor comments to be left on the page (which she could moderate). Her website has grown and now displays reader comments from all over the world, as well as radio and magazine interviews, and video clips.
Carola had taken the commercial decision to self-publish her book, so we created a simple shopping system using PayPal Checkout for visitors to buy hard copies of her book. We also linked to Amazon so people could buy a Kindle version.