These are the best of times and the worst of times for authors.
On the one hand, authors may mourn access to publishing company marketing departments which took care of all marketing and promotion for books they published.
On the other hand, authors have more power than ever before to shape their message, build their platform, and get their book in front of highly-targeted audiences who will respond to their work.
At StudioPress, we recognize that there has been a sea change in how authors need to show up on the web. And we want to show you two solutions we’ve created to meet the needs of hard-working authors today.
Today we’re introducing the Author Pro theme.
Read on to learn more. At the end of this post, you’ll know why the Author Pro theme is the best fit for your needs.
Meet the Author Pro theme
Our newest theme, Author Pro, was designed with you — authors — in mind.
We know you need:
- A website that’s clean, clear, and easy to navigate
- A robust platform you can use to grow your audience both before and after your book launches
- A simple way to feature your work and sell from your own platform
- To feel empowered — not overwhelmed — by the technology you use
The Author Pro theme is to designed to do all this and more. Go to the demo to see what I mean.
The streamlined design and beautiful pages we’ve created within this theme will help direct all eyes to your books, which is where you want them to be.
Meet the Genesis Author Pro plugin
The Author Pro Theme’s functionality is enhanced with the brand-new Genesis Author Pro plugin.
This plugin is a one-click install on your Genesis Framework website, and can be used with any Genesis Framework child theme. It was developed at the request of published authors who were looking for a way to easily display their books on their websites.
Once installed, you’ll get access to a wealth of tools you can use to build an audience, and promote your work. You’ll be able to easily create a library of your published work using our custom book post type.
For each book, you can feature the: title; description; book cover with featured text banner; author; price; ISBN; publisher; editor; edition; publication date; and available formats.
Plus, you can give your customers easy access to buy your book wherever it’s available with custom button links.
You’re an author who needs an online platform. Why should you choose the Author Pro Theme?
The Author Pro theme is designed to help authors get their work into the hands of eager readers.
If you don’t have an established author platform on a Genesis Framework site, we recommend you buy the Author Pro theme, install the free Genesis Author Pro plugin, and begin setting up your author platform with a theme that’s designed with authors in mind.
You’ll build your platform on the rock-solid Genesis Framework, and will benefit from the security and SEO benefits every Genesis Framework user enjoys.
With the streamlined design esthetic of the Author Pro theme, your work and your words will shine. Combine that with the extra tools you’ll get from the Genesis Author Pro plugin, and you’ll have a powerful platform to attract new readers and direct them to your best work.