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BESTSELLING AUTHORS NEED BOLD, CONTEMPORARY SITE

Book Doctors needed a new wordpress theme design and created a contest on 99designs.

A winner was selected from 24 designs submitted by 6 freelance designers.

24
entries
6
designers
1
winner

One of the designers who made it happen

Winner - Hitron
Always appreciative of the work these designers and coders do!
- Rock Paper

How Book Doctors started their custom wordpress themes journey

Company name

The Book Doctors

Overview

Arielle Eckstut is an agent-at-large at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency. For 18 years, she has been helping hundreds of talented writers become published authors. Arielle is not only the author of seven books, but she is also a successful entrepreneur. She co-founded the iconic company, LittleMissMatched, and grew it from a tiny operation into a leading national brand that has stores from coast to coast, everywhere from Disneyland to Disney World to Fifth Avenue in New York City.

David Henry Sterry is the author of 12 books on a wide variety of subjects, from memoir, to YA novel, to sports, to anthology, to reference. His most recent book appeared on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and his work has appeared everywhere from the SF Chronicle to the London Times. His first memoir has been optioned by Showtime and his recent anthology has been optioned by the co-creator of Friends. Before writing professionally, David was a an actor who worked with everyone from Michael Caine to Zippy the Chimp to Will Smith. His one man show, based on his memoir, Chicken, was named the number one show in the United Kingdom for its entire run at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival, Fringe by The Independent.

Arielle and David, have appeared everywhere from NPR’s Morning Edition to The New York Times to USA Today.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

Aspiring authors of every stripe--CEOs, romance writers, chefs, children's book writers, doctors, retirees, literary fiction writers, and on and on.

We also work frequently with published authors who are looking to expand their audience, tighten a manuscript, develop a publicity and marketing plan, etc.

Requirements

The book world has changed drastically in recent years/months. We want a contemporary look to reflect the times, but also a friendly & personal one. Our logo combines a bold modern font with the hand-drawn red pencil which is a traditional editing tool. We like the computer driven-font with the hand-drawn element & want to use the red pencil line as a motif throughout.

Our book cover is red, black & white. We want to stay with this color theme. White background, pls.

Adjectives to describe our vision for our site: bold, simple, contemporary, but friendly & inviting. Authoritative but fun.

A number of sites we like along with why we like them.

designinginteractions.com
-simple design
-excellent presentation of the book
-clear navigational tabs
-use of split page
-multiple grays & color accent

alexosterwalder.com
-bold, large font for mission statement
-yellow highlighting mechanism, would like to use this idea w/ red pencil highlights
-how rollovers turn into highlighted yellow
-use of below the fold

muccadesign.com
-bold, large font for mission statement
-clear navigation
-gray font w/ color accent

liquidagency.com
-clear navigation
- highlighted boxes below the fold

sallyhogshead.com
- integration of her other social media outlets & sign-up to get emails

sethgodin.com
-simple design
-use of color
-use of photo
-straightforward navigation

Custom package

US$499

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