Pricing and Features

How much does an IMI Software Author Website Cost and What is Included?

Introduction

At IMI Software we do not take a 'one size fits all approach to building websites. Every author and every book is different and unique in some way and so too is your website. As a result it is very difficult to define one set price for every author website.

Estimated Cost

Generally speaking the setup fee for the majority of our author websites range from $1,000 - $2,500 depending on the features and the level of customization involved. We work closely with each author to understand their needs and achieve their desired result.

Customization

The customization involved with each website can include custom banner design, background images, color schemes, content layout and presentation and various customization related to the presentation of sample chapters, reviews, contact forms, custom content pages, social media integration, additional features and more.

Additional Features

Popular add-ons include event calendars, photo galleries, video integration, rotating banners, responsive design, Google Analytics, third party integration such as the Disqus commenting engine and much more.

SEO, Internet Marketing and Social Media Integration

We provide on-page SEO services on all of our author websites. We also provide links to your social profiles and include a social sharing toolbar. For authors who want to take their internet marketing and social media integration to the next level, we can create branded social profiles which ensures brand consistency throughout your web presence as well as implement third party SEO and social media tools.

Website Hosting and Maintenance

We offer a flexible hosting and maintenance solution. Host your website on your own or take advantage of our hosting and maintenance package.

Contact Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us toll free at (855) 464-2007 or email us to discuss your website needs.

Integrated Blog Platform

Integrated Blog Platform

A search engine optimized blogging platform with social media integration provides an essential component to allow you to showcase your writing skills and style while engaging prospective readers. Some of the many features include Dynamic lightbox image gallery, link videos from YouTube and Vimeo, control over blog meta information, tagging, RSS syndication, auto archiving and much more.

Email Contact Forms

Email Contact Forms

A contact email form provides an efficient and convenient means for your readers to contact you directly through your website.

Author Biography

Author Biography

A dedicated web page where you can provide your site visitors with a detailed biography.

Reviews and Testimonials

Reviews and Testimonials

A dedicated web page for your reviews provides your site visitors a look at what others are saying about your work.

Purchase Links

Purchase Links

Provide links to the many online retailers where your book is available for sale such as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, itunes and many more. These links can be displayed on a specific web page and/or in the sidebar and footer of every page.

Sample Chapters

Sample Chapters

Provide search engine optimized, rich text sample chapters to further promote your book and help generate interest about your book from your site visitors.

Mobile Friendly Design

Mobile Friendly Design

More and more people are searching the internet using mobile devices. Our author websites are designed to display properly across a variety of mobile devices.

Our custom web design services can develop a defined mobile website or a website implementing a responsive design. To learn more about our custom web design and development service please contact us.


To view a sample or the mobile friendly design of our author websites visit any of the websites in our author portfolio on any mobile device.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Do you have a book signing scheduled? A radio interview? Perhaps a date for your next book release? Provide your site visitors with an RSS syndicated list or calendar view of your upcoming events.

Third Party Tools

Third Party Tools

We often integrate many common third party tools to further help your website serve as an effective online communication toll

Some examples are:

  • Feedburner provides an effective way for you to send an email notification to your blog subscribers when you post new blogs.
  • DISQUS is a powerful and popular commenting engine that you can use within your blog or on any webpage. DISQUS helps to develop an active community around your website and facilitate discussion around your content.
  • Contact Me is a contact management tool and CRM system that provides a contact form and management of your email list.

Though the three tools mentioned above are commonly used this is not a complete list. If you have a third party tool that you would like to integrate into your site please let us know.

IMI Software, Inc. is not affiliated in any way with Google, Google Feedburner, DISQUS or Contact Me.

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

During the setup of your website we provide essential on-page search engine optimization services. A search engine friendly design, dynamic xml sitemap, robots.txt file, friendly urls, proper placement of page meta titles and descriptions and more all provide you with a search engine optimized website.

Content Management System

Content Management System

The core of an IMI Software Author Web Solution is a full-featured Content Management System putting you in control of your content. Our websites are developed using DotNetNuke®, the leading and most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET.

IMI Software, Inc. are experts in the design and development of DotNetNuke® web solutions.

Book Catalog

Book Catalog

A search engine optimized, rss syndicated book catalog with social media integration provides an essential component to allow you to showcase your work. This is an ideal solution for authors with multiple books, authors that plan to publish multiple books and publishing companies.

Social Media Integration

Social Media Integration

Our author websites leverage many social media concepts to help you reach a broader audience and expand your online presence. We create engaging, interactive web sites using social media features such as blogs, forums, wikis, news and announcements, event calendars, media galleries, RSS syndication, sharing and bookmarking toolbars, user comments and ratings, links to your social profiles and more.

Our custom web design and development services can provide many additional social collaboration features to grow user communities such as user membership and profiles, walls, activity feeds, social groups, social authentication, friends and likes and more. If you are interested in learning more about these advanced social collaboration features please contact us.

User Membership

User Membership

A user membership and profile system provides the ability for visitors to register on your site. This is often used to provide access to restricted areas or specific content of your site such as available downloads to only those users who register on your website.

Custom Content Pages

Custom Content Pages

No matter how many features we include in our author websites everyone has something unique they would like to include on their website. Perhaps you want to provide information about a favorite charity. A page introducing your audience to the characters of your book or provide additional information about the topic of your book. Maybe a page that discusses a topic of interest. Maybe you run a business that you would like to include on your site. We provide the ability to define custom content pages so you can include additional content on your author website that may or may not be directly related to your book.


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Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Your Google Analytics tracking script can be included on every public facing page providing you insight into your web traffic. If you don;t have a Google Analytics account and would like one, we can create one for you.

IMI Software, Inc. is not affiliated in any way with Google or any service they provide

Flexible Banner Options

Flexible Banner Options

Our designers will design and create a custom banner for your website base don your specifications and images, such as your book cover. If desired additional banners can be designed and displayed in a rotator. This is a great 'eye-catching' way to bring attention to important aspects of your site.

Flexible Content Layout and Presentation

Flexible Content Layout and Presentation

We do not take a 'one-size-fits-all' approach to our author websites. We work with you to display your content on your website in the most effective way. Perhaps you would like your blog on your home page or a repeated section on each page footer about your book. Perhaps links to sites where you book is available for sale in the sidebar of your blog. Or even a contact form in the footer of each page on your site. We provide a great deal of flexibility when it comes to content layout and presentation


If you would like to see examples of the different ways our author clients display their content please have a look through our author website portfolio.

Customization Options

Customization Options

We offer a great deal of customization with our author websites. In order to keep costs down we start from 1 or 2 general design layouts. From there we work with you to design and develop custom banners, color schemes, background images, content layout and presentation, and the customization of many other areas of your site.

In addition we can also provide additional features and functionality that may not be featured on our website. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an email so we can help you implement your ideal author website.

Please visit our author portfolio to see the different ways authors customize their website.

And More...

And More...

In addition to our Author Web Solutions IMI Software designs and develops custom web solutions for many types of businesses and Not-for-Profit organizations both large and small. If you are looking for a certain feature that we do not have listed on this website it doesn't mean we cannot implement it for you. If you are interested in learning more about our custom web design and development services please visit our corporate website, give us a call or send us an email.


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