Professional Author Website Design Services

Showcase Your Books, Grow Your List, Attract Your Ideal Readers

Responsive Professional Team

Grow Your Online Presence

We Handle the Techy Stuff!

Attracting New Readers Online Shouldn’t Be Complicated

Without the website you need to grow your audience,
you’re missing out…

You get confused with technical settings
You struggle to get the design looking professional
You don’t know what content to add
You may waste money on freelancers or agencies
Your unique message or story never gets the readership it deserves

You don’t have to stumble through the maze of website options, design skills, and content decisions needed to make a professional author website. Our premium author website design services get you the website you need to look professional and grow your email list, readership, and book sales.

Here’s a taste of the

Author Websites We’ve Created:

Daniel Gibbs

(Military Science Fiction Author)


I engaged Rocket Expansion to create an expansive website for my author brand. To say they did a good job is the understatement of the century. From start to finish, Matt and Sonja were complete professionals, and bring a real X factor to web design.

I would put the finished product up against any independently published author’s site, and many trade published author’s sites as well.

Finally, since cost is important, when I selected Rocket, I accepted bids from six different website design firms. Accounting for what they did in terms of work (a few companies proposed making a template and then having me fill it in, but Rocket did /everything/), art design and overall coolness factor – they beat out everyone else during the bid phase by leaps and bounds.

I would recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding website.

George Weigel

(Papal Biographer and Political Commentator)


I recently wrapped up a project with Rocket Expansion – creating a website for my boss, papal biographer, George Weigel.

Matt and Sonja were the dream team to work with in producing a website. After interviewing several potential web designers, they were the clear choice – for the aesthetic design, great communication, consideration of our needs, and fair price. They blew all of our other options out of the water. has exceeded my expectations in appearance and functionality, and the team at Rocket Expansion has been patient and helpful in assisting us in navigating the new website. They really care about getting you the product you were hoping for. I couldn’t recommend Rocket Expansion more. If you’re hoping to work with professional, efficient, and talented individuals, you’ve found the right place!

Vera Jane Cook

(Women’s Fiction Author)


I can’t praise the team at Rocket Expansion enough. Throughout Sonja and Matt are incredible, not only talented but responsive.

I have the best website I could have ever imagined and certainly the best experience having my questions answered and all my technical needs met.

I highly recommend Rocket Expansion websites.

Chunka Mui

(Nonfiction Futurist Author)

Karen McDonald

(Children’s Author)


Rocket Expansion is an amazing company!

They created a fabulous website for me and were super helpful, creative, and diligent.

They explained the process, communicated with me regularly, and built an awesome website! I highly recommend Rocket Expansion!

Melissa McPhail

(Epic Fantasy Author)


Rocket Expansion redesigned my author website and did an outstanding job in every aspect. They were able to hear my vision for the site and turn it into something remarkable and unique.

It is truly a work of art.

Their expertise shows in both the quality of the design and the details of the interactivity users experience. It’s a living, breathing site that you want to spend time looking through.

I was also wholly impressed with the level of customer service. They addressed quickly my every nit-picky comment, and they made sure the site was running flawlessly – and still continue to do so.

Highly recommended.

The Doctors Lane

(Multi-Genre Authors)

Maggie Carpenter

(Steamy Romance Author)

J. William Lewis

(Contemporary Fiction Author)

A. Jay Collins

(Action Adventure Author)

James Maxwell

(Fantasy and Science Fiction Author)

Tim Sullivan

(Thriller Author)

Mark Timmony

(Epic Fantasy Author)

Jacqui Shepherd

(Children’s Author)

Davis Ashura

(Epic Fantasy Author)

Optional Attention-Grabbing

Custom Background Video For That Opening “WOW” Factor

Our Google Reviews

Sometimes Authors Even Write About Us!

Glen Van Peski
March 1, 2023

Awesome to work with Rocket Expansion on my website. They did a great job, even with the 10-hr difference in time zones. Mine was slightly more unique and complicated than I think they bargained for, but they delivered! They have a great touch and feel for a quality end product, and really listened to me when I described what I was trying to achieve. Definitely recommend them, great value, amazing finished product!

Kelly Lyons
February 7, 2023

It has been a joy to work with Rocket Expansion. The team was friendly, creative, thoughtful and thorough. They talked through my vision for my site and brought it to life in such a lovely way. I appreciated the open communication during the design process and the desire to make sure I was pleased with the results. I'm proud to share my redesigned website and have already recommended their excellent services to friends.

Tobey White
January 30, 2023

I couldn't be happier with what the team at Rocket Expansion created for my author website. Working with them was easy and they captured my vision perfectly. The best part is the whole thing came together quickly and it was a painless experience all around. I would definitely recommend them to others and use them again in the future.

Kate Jones
January 13, 2023

This was my first experience of using a web designer and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. However, from the very first contact, the team at Rocket Expansion have been incredible. They listened to my initial thoughts and came up with a fab concept which we then built on to produce a fabulous website that really fits my business. Nothing was too much trouble, no amount of revisions were too many, and they even checked my customer email message flow to ensure there was nothing wrong with that (good job they did because I’d forgotten a few things lol) I’m a total techno numpty so having professionals build a website for me was a stress free event which would have taken me months to do on my own. However, there was no rushing and everything was checked and double checked to make sure the end result was perfect. I appreciated the collaborative process - feeling part of the creation rather than just being presented with the finished project was great and ensured my site reflects me and my business. Sonja is a mine of helpful advice and information , going above and beyond to make sure my experience of working with her and the team at Rocket Expansion was a happy, successful, and satisfying one. Well worth every penny paid, especially as there is a 30 day post project period where the team will action any issues or problems that might arise. It is also a comfort to know they are available on an ongoing basis for any additional support. Highly recommend them to anyone wanting a professional and beautiful website designed and built. Thank you Sonja, Matt and all your team.

Charlie Cochet
December 12, 2022

I absolutely love my new website from Rocket Expansion! The team was a treat to work with. They made the entire process stress free, and I loved how much input I had with everything. My website turned out even better than I imaged. I would highly recommend Rocket Expansion.

Andrew Clawson
November 29, 2022

I cannot recommend Rocket Expansion highly enough. Sonja and Matt are consummate professionals who helped me (a writer, not a coder) through every step of the process, offering suggestions when asked and turning my vision into reality. Their attention to detail and patience with my requests was fantastic, and the point-and-click comments interface made following progress a breeze. If you are in the market for a new website, the Rocket Expansion team is able to knock it out of the park - give them a call!

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We’re Creatives and Entrepreneurs Ourselves, Who Believe That Books Change The World

We’ve dedicated a division of our digital marketing agency to help authors like you rocket your online presence with author website design that WOWs, so you can reach much further with your story or message.

We’re a partnership built on love, business, and coffee.

Rocket Expansion’s directors, Matt Ziranek and Sonja Graser, decided we would have a whole lot more fun working together and building something amazing than we would on our separate career paths.

It’s proven to be a great decision.

Matt comes from the visual arts. He’s done virtually everything visually creative you can imagine, from enormous oils paintings to life-sized classical greek statues to furnishing architectural enrichments for Russian castles.

He’s no stranger to the digital arts as well…

In more recent years, Matt fell madly in love with digital marketing, becoming SEO certified under a famed SEO project manager for PayPal and Airbnb.

Sonja has a formal and professional grounding in graphic design, web design, and digital marketing.

With a former corporate career in creative marketing for local and international lifestyle brands, Sonja has been a key player in creative marketing teams for nearly two decades.

An adventurer by heart, she’s crossed the Atlantic by yacht, climbed the highest mountain in Africa, and is just generally a badass.

See Exactly Who You’ll Be Working With

Meet Matt and Sonja

(Your Author Website Design Team Leaders)

How Does It Work?

Our Website Process

Information and Content

Fill out the Enquiry Form and Schedule A Call

Design and Build

Receive a Website Proposal with a Design. If you’re happy, pay the deposit and begin website development.

Website Launch!

Within 4 – 6weeks your author website is live.

Quality Control and Aftercare

For 30 days after launch, anything not working perfectly is quickly corrected

Our Service Pledge To You


You’ll Know Exactly What You’re Getting Before You Pay


Overdelivering with Service AND Quality is simply how we roll


We Care About You, Your Work, and Your Vision for Your Website and Author Brand Going Forward. We treat your project with professionalism and treat you like a friend.

What Is It Costing You To NOT Have An Engaging Website?

Turning Away Readers

If your current website (or lack of one) isn’t professional, well designed, and provides a clear user-journey, you’re turning away readers and book buyers right now.

Writing Energy Wasted

All the energy and creativity you’re putting into your writing will go to waste if potential readers don’t have a good impression of you when they look you up online.

Publicity Opportunities Lost

You could be missing out on publishers, promoters, and media scouts because they’re turned off by your average or amateur looking website

Audience Staying Small

You’re probably missing out on a ton of email list growth because you don’t have a website that gives your readers a clear attractive online journey to get to know you and your books

Rocket Expansion’s Premium

Author Website Design Services Include:

Custom Designed WordPress Website

(easy for you to update and maintain)

Clear Navigation and User Experience
Pages Optimized for SEO

(makes your pages appear more easily in Google search results and look great on social media when shared)

Beautifully Formatted Blog with social share buttons

(No design skills needed, looks great when you press publish)

Subtle Animations

(Brings Your Site To Life)

Customized Newsletter Sign Up Page and Download Function for Your Reader Journey

(this helps you grow your list much faster)

Individual Series Pages

(encourage whole series buyers)

Individual Book Pages each with all available purchase options

(this helps you grow your list much faster)

Resource Pages

(let your readers fall in love with your world)

Author Bio Page

(that is uniquely you)

Get the confidence that comes with having a professional online presence as an author. Get a website that truly represents you.