Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - Web Developer

Cardiff, UK

I'm a multi-disciplinary designer that supplies compact website design in support of my author clients. I own very bright shoes ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Overview

A book cover and interior format designer ( you can find my Reedsy book design profile at https://reedsy.com/mark-thomas ), with many (many!) years of multi-discipline creative experience in graphics, illustration, photography, video & marketing, I've been providing author website services to many of my book design clients over the last four years.

When building such sites, my goal is to provide consistently-branded solutions that reflect the author and their books.

To understand the services that I deliver, read on about individual website projects I've created.

I'm always happy to chat.

My motto: always a pleasure, never a chore. *nods*

:-)

Basic Service List:

• Platform: all sites are built using the Wordpress platform
• Site types: Mostly single page / long scroller sites, but also larger, more traditional multi-page sites.
• All sites hosted on a fast SSD VPS (Solid State Drive - Virtual Private Server)
• Responsive website design: optimised for desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone devices
• Secure email setup
• Book universal purchase links
• Social media sharing options
• Website security packages
• Annual and on-going backups and website technical support (charged annually)
• Additional post-launch amendments (charged separately)

Typical website elements: long scroller / single page website
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis
• Book series overview (if applicable)
• Book review excerpts
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Compact contact form
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Coming of Age
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Works with
WordPress

Work experience

Designer / Owner

Self-employed
March, 2016 – Present (almost 7 years)

I own and run my own busy book design and media illustration company, providing a full range of services to traditional and self-publishers. Services include interior and cover design, marketing imagery and responsive author website design.

Projects

rvanbrabant.com

Debut book launch website for Canadian author R. Van Brabant and her debut horror novel, 'Rusalka'.

Client comments:
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"Mark was very professional when creating my website. He gave me a lot of insight when it came to design and security. He made sure I got the most out of my money and made a professional-looking site."

Website type: single page / long-scroller

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book series
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis
• Book review excerpts
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main book types that link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Mailing list sign-up options
• Compact contact form

enzopace.au

Debut book launch website for author Enzo Pace and his debut culture-clash fiction novel 'Transcending Tokyo'.

Client comments:
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"Mark is absolutely brilliant to work with. First he designed a stunning book cover for me, then he delivered an equally stunning author website. He's a true multi-disciplined design professional - I cannot recommend Mark highly enough."

Website type: single page / long-scroller

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book serie
• Intro animation
• Subtle animated section build-ins
• Book synopsis
• Book series overview (if applicable)
• Book review excerpts
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Mailing list sign-up options
• Compact contact form

rodericgrigson.com

Multi-page author website for Australian-based author Roderic Grigson and his historical fiction and thriller books.

Website type: multi-page website

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with books
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis + separate 'Book's page
• Book series overview
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Blog
• Author bio page
• Compact contact form

jwgriffin.us

Multi-page author and book website for JW Griffin and his popular 'Endpoint' science fiction book series.

Website type: multi-page website

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book series
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis + separate 'Book's page
• Book series overview
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Blog
• Author bio section
• Compact contact form

hewettwrites.com

Author and books series website for Australian author Bruce Hewett and his thriller books series 'The Conti Trilogy'

Website type: single page / long-scroller

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book series
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis
• Book series overview
• Book review excerpts
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Compact contact form

jhmeller.com

Book launch and author website for the highly successful WW2 memoir 'The Boy With Only One Shoe' by authors John Henry Meller and Caroline Brownbill.

Website type: single page / long-scroller

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis
• Book review excerpts
• News section with video links
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Compact contact form

antlands.com

Author website for Genevieve Morrissey, her 'Antlands' science fiction book series and other writings.

Website type: single page / long-scroller

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book series
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis
• Book series overview
• Book review excerpts
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main books types that will link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Compact contact form

sonsofserengeti.com

Debut book launch website for author Charles Challis and his new Africa-set coming-of-age adventure book series: 'Sons of the Serengeti'.

Website type: single page / long-scroller

Website content:
• Consistent visual branding to tie-in with book series
• Intro animation
• Book synopsis
• Book series overview (if applicable)
• Book review excerpts
• Universal book purchase links: single button links for the main book types that link to your local national Amazon store
• Author bio section
• Mailing list sign-up options
• Compact contact form

Mark has 2 reviews

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Rose V
Mark was very professional when creating my website. He gave me a lot of insight when it came to design and security. He made sure I got the most out of my money and made a professional-looking site.

Rose V, November 2022


Mark Hutton
Mark is absolutely brilliant to work with. First he designed a stunning book cover for me, then he delivered an equally stunning author website. He's a true multi-disciplined design professional - I cannot recommend Mark highly enough.

Mark Hutton, October 2022

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