Mark Mapstone

Mark Mapstone - Web Developer

Wells, UK

Full featured, stylish, and effective author websites which look great and convert to sales! Ask to see my author site.

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Overview

You need a home for your book away from Facebook and Amazon to generate sales all over the world with your wide strategy.

I get it.

You've laboured over this fantastic book (or 5!) and have a beautiful cover to show people, enticing visitors with excellent copy you've written, and need readers to do a couple of things: click a link or sign up to your mailing list. Everything else comes second.

You get it.

The problem is domains, websites, email accounts, embedding videos, and samples, tracking visitors, design, social media!! These are all a complete distraction which your head isn't designed for. You need a reliable duplicate of you, but with all the skills you don't have.

Together, we've got this and I can help you.

I'm a writer, a web developer, a designer, a social media professional, and a complete digital native who can communicate in a non-technical way so you don't feel stupid when you ask a question. I've been building websites for donkey's years and I'm bang up to date with all the latest technologies and author needs.

You've found the right guy. Let's have a conversation about your needs, and I'm super-keen to hear about your book as well!
Services
Science Fiction
Dystopian
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Works with
WordPress

Work experience

Web Developer

Self-employed
May, 2011 – Present (over 8 years)

At any time, I could be involved in any of these areas:

- Account management for up to 6 clients, simultaneously.
- Initial discussions with client for setting objectives and expectations
- Media asset management (Audio, Video, Photo, Graphics, Digital Products, Text, and Zip files)
- Environment setup (Server, DNS, SSL, Email, WordPress)
- UI development, design and customisation of website page templates
- Bug testing and fixing of website issues relating to features and functions across all devices
- setup, configuration, and testing of any external accounts which plug in to the website (Twitter, Facebook, Google Ads/Analytics/Remarketing, and affiliate tracking codes, etc.)

Indie Author and Self Publisher

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (over 3 years)

I'm:
- planning in Evernote
- dictating with Dragon
- editing in Scrivener
- copying checking in Grammarly
- formatting in Vellum
- testing in Calibre
- creating book covers in Book Brush & Affinity Designer
- publishing on Amazon, Draft2Digital, Kobo, and Publish Drive
advertising on AMS

Write : Publish : Repeat
The 20 books to 50k way

Projects

Wells Touring Park

Jason needed a quality website to represent his award winning touring park site. He had a lot of demands, a lot of content, strong presence online which he needed to maintain on Google. He came to me, because all other developers let him down. He's now a long-term client and very happy with the results.

Good Ad Bad Ad Ugly Ad

Jim knew that most advertising copy was rubbish. He was tired of seeing weak words and dumb jokes that failed to sell. When he came to me, I knew I'd be able to show off his work calling out shoddy advertising copy from some of the biggest brands. The Good Ad, Bad Ad, Ugly Ad website was born! Hooray :D

Coppice HR

Paul decided to quit his teaching job and jump (back) into the business world of HR he came from. I helped him build out his established website into something he was super-proud to show people.

Curious Conversations

Ryan needed a fun, creative, and enticing holding page for people to sign up to his Event Mailing list.

Peped Publishing

My day job involves working at Active Education through the PEPED brand: We offer print textbooks and digital resources for students and teachers to learn and teach subjects well.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Video Scribing: How Whiteboard Animation Will Get You Heard

Jon Air, Eric Oakland, Chipp Walters

It was the most watched TED talk of all time. But that's nothing compared to what happened next. RSA Animate turned Sir Ken Robinson's creativity talk into a whiteboard video. It got half a million views in the first week. The animated version now has over 11 million views on YouTube alone. How can a single, short animation take a great talk and make it go viral? Video Scribing takes you from ... read more

It was the most watched TED talk of all time. But that's nothing compared to what happened next. RSA Animate turned Sir Ken Robinson's creativity talk into a whiteboard video. It got half a million views in the first week. The animated version now has over 11 million views on YouTube alone. How can a single, short animation take a great talk and make it go viral? Video Scribing takes you from ... read more

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