Author Website Pricing

Every author is different, with different needs and different budgets. That’s why you can choose from 3 different website levels to get just what you need! Whether you’re looking to just get something setup quickly or wanting a full-blown website to build your writing empire on we have a solution for you. Check out the options below, then let me know which one you’d like to get started with.


Initial Homepage Design Concepts
After we discuss your vision
Design Revisions
To get things just right
Unique Page Designs & Layout
From which you can create an unlimited number of pages
Dropdown menus
For the site with many pages
Built on the Wordpress platform
So you can easily edit your content
Responsive design
Made to look good on devices of all sizse
To keep your visitors informed about your upcoming appearances
AddonList of EventsList of Events + Calendar View
So visitors can get in touch with your, your agent, or your publicist
Email LinkBasic Contact FormCustom Contact Form
Pages of content entered for you
And styled to perfectly match your site
Custom on-page Search Engine Optimization
To help promote you on Google
Addon3 pagesAll Pages
Custom Blog Page
If you’re ready to write a blog Wordpress is your best option
Not AvailableAddonYes
Enewsletter Signup
To build your author platform and continually reach readers
AddonYes Yes + Custom Form
Social Media Buttons
Quick links to your accounts
YesYesYes + Custom Design
Social Media Feeds
To pull your latest updates directly onto your site
Buy Links
For your books
Text LinksButton LinksCustom Button Links
Dependent on client response times
~3 Weeks~6 Weeks~10 Weeks
Free Updates & Bug Fixes
After your site goes live
15 Days30 Days60 Days
Domain Name
If you don’t already own your own
1 Free1 Free 2 Free
Wordpress Training
On how to update your site
Not AvailableCustom TutorialCustom Tutorial + Phone Call Training
At your website’s domain
Google Analytics
To track your visitors
AddonYesYes + Dashboard in WordPress
Bonus Extras
To keep your design consistent across your marketing
+ Facebook Cover
+ Twitter Cover Image
+ 500 Free
Business Cards
*Additional features available upon request after consultation

Jennifer Skiff

Best-selling Author

Hiring Brad Fitzgerald to create my website was the greatest gift I gave to myself in 2013. He is a pleasure to work with!

After scouring dozens of author websites I contacted Brad – because his designs are clean and tight, and he is easy to work with. From inspecting his initial concept drafts, it was clear that selecting Brad was the right move.

Justen Forge


EVERY project he works on is the most important project to him, and that’s how he makes you feel through his accessibility, responsiveness, communication and professionalism.

James Townsend

James Townsend, Author and Co-Owner of The Human Condition

Brad’s creative insight is easily accessible through constant communication and feedback. He’s concerned about your vision, and it shows in the final product. He has a consistent devotion to making your vision a reality.

Kirk Douponce

Owner of DogEared Design

Apt Design is a pleasure to work with. They always meet or beat their deadlines with consistent creativity.

Brad is a complete professional and a pleasure to work with — he’s intuitive, creative, responsive and reliable.

Susan Lagsdin

former Executive Director of Write On The River

Brad’s design work is creative and impeccable — and best of all, he listens well and asks all the right questions, with no assumptions about his clients’ experience.

Dr. Robert Rosenthal


It was a pleasure to work with Brad at Apt Design. On the design front, his concepts were spot on, so we never got started on false trails. And he easily and accurately incorporated my feedback in a comfortable back-and-forth dialogue that resulted in a strong final product. I remain extremely pleased with the result.

I really can’t recommend Brad highly enough. He’s come through for us time after time, and always delivers outstanding work. His sites are beautiful and functional works of art. Brad has designed the websites for some of our biggest authors. You know he’ll deliver an amazing site, right on schedule.

I had a terrific experience working with Brad. He was at all times flexible, patient, and responsive. Above all, Brad is a terrific person and working with him was a pleasure.

Carol Scibelli

Humor Writer & Speaker

I chose Apt Design because Brad’s websites stood out from all the others I saw. The bonus was that besides his talent he is also a joy to work with.

Brad made the process of developing my web site not only painless, but positively enjoyable. His enthusiastic, “can-do” attitude permeated every discussion we had. I would recommend him to any writer looking to develop a web site!

Emma Otheguy

Children's Author

Brad effectively translated my half-formed ideas into a beautiful website, and he gave me lots of choices and allowed plenty of feedback. He also did a great job making the web design flexible enough to evolve with my needs.

Robert Howard


Brad came up with a powerful visual look and graphic design that tied together the various “chapters” in my story. What’s more, he is a pleasure to work with—a great listener and highly collaborative!

Ona Russell

Author and Speaker

As an author, I wanted something that would showcase my books, but do so by telling a kind of story. And that is exactly what Brad accomplished. The finished product is beautiful, evocative and efficient, just like a great novel.

His ability to grasp an organization’s goals and translate them into images is pitch-perfect. With his upbeat attitude and timely delivery, he is a real pleasure to work with.

Rolf Boone


Brad provided very clear and understandable (for those of us who are tech challenged) directions on the process, explaining the steps he would take to build and design the site, as well as the input he wanted from me, and the training involved once the site was complete. Brad, who has a sharp eye for design, ran with it and produced a great site. He does good work.

Traci Mann

Author, Professor of Psychology

Brad is an incredible designer. My book’s website is exactly what I wanted, even though I couldn’t even begin to articulate what I wanted before talking to Brad. Not only is the website wonderful, but he finished it faster than he promised, and he was great to work with. I am so glad I hired Brad for this project. I am absolutely delighted with the results.