Stuart Grant

Stuart Grant - Web Developer

Norwich, United Kingdom

A digital specialist in Website design and social media. Claim your space on the net and sell more books. Let's build something great!

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I'm a first book author, with a second book on the way, so I feel I truly understand what an Author is looking for. Maybe you are right at the start of a career or someone much more established who is looking to update and modernise their website. I can help either. If you are looking for an effective, easy to use website then I can definitely help!

I run a digital agency specialising in website design, mobile app creation and social media. I create beautiful websites for many kinds of businesses, but as a very active member of Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Community, I really want to help authors claim their space on the internet.

As you can see one of my latest projects was for James Blatch, also from the Self Publishing Formula, as James was looking for an effective website with which to launch his new book.


I completely appreciate that a website is a critical tool for authors, to showcase their works and to collect data and mailing lists. They should have functionality and style. They should, and reflective of the Author and their work.

Mark Dawson and the team from the Self Publishing Formula (show) asked me to create the Module in the 101 training course on how to create an Author Website using WIX, so I am confident I know what I am doing.

I have created several websites for Authors, and also for Restaurants, Public figures, Events and Charity Organisations amongst others, and some other work in the Self Publishing community.

I build Websites on multiple platforms including Wix, Weebly, Strikingly and Squarespace. I can give you advice and information on what works best for you. I also create stunning mobile apps for many businesses and organisations. If you are interested in an App, then please contact me.

As I mentioned I am involved and work with Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula, and I built the SPF Mobile App.

Mark Dawson also asked me to donate a website for his campaign to raise money and awareness for a friend of his that was suffering from Cancer.
Mark wrote a novella, (Phoenix) and I created the website for this Novella to help promote the book and give a 'one stop shop' for anyone who wanted more information about the Book and the cause.

I also help with Social Media and I am happy to help with setting up accounts (on all platforms) and optimising them. My speciality is Instagram. I wrote a book called 'Instagram for Authors' with Mark Dawson and SPF. I can also help with Social media growth and advice. Again, please contact me if you would like help with this.

I would really love to chat to you about your project, some and let me help! I am happy to work on ANY genre and will happily discuss your needs, no matter what genre you write in, or who your audience is. Let's build something great!

I look forward to having a chat with you about your website!

Stu.
Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Humor & Comedy
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Works with
Shopify
Squarespace
Weebly
Wix
WordPress

Certifications

  • SFEDI LEVEL 2 Award - Social Media- Principles of Social Media advertising and promotions
  • SFEDI LEVEL 3 Award - Social Media- Principles of Social Media advertising and promotions

Work experience

Website and Mobile App designer and social media expert

Self-employed
April, 2014 – Present (over 5 years)

I create beautiful websites and mobile apps, to help our customers claim their space on the internet and on their customers/readers mobile phones.

I've created websites and apps for a number of Businesses (including Authors) and seen great success.

Now is the time to make sure your website is mobile optimised, and to have your listing in the App stores.

I pride myself on great customer service and great products. As a budding author, I am very sympathetic to the needs of Authors trying to promote their books, and I would love to help you put your work live on the web. I build Websites on multiple platforms including Wix, Strikingly, Squarespace and Weebly! I can give you advice and information on what works best for you.
I've worked with hugely successful Author Mark Dawson, and The Self-Publishing Formula and I look forward to adding you to our list of happy clients.

Projects

James Blatch (www.jamesblatch.com

James was looking for a refresh on his website and so I made a few options for him to choose between. He like the side swipe version where the pages move from right to left on a desktop.

James wanted a website that fitted the style and theme of his upcoming release and a place to gain email subscribers.

We included a sign up form on the home page, and included details about his new book. We also included a bio, contact form and links to all his social media platforms.

James was very pleased with his website and is now looking forward to the release of his book!

Dave Bartell Author Website (www.davebartell.com)

Dave contacted me through Reedsy to create his brand new website for his new novel.

We talked through his requirements and started the build.

We included all the things that Dave required on his website including a Bio, Sign up section, information on his book and some teaser info on his upcoming novels too.

We also created Dave's first email campaign in Mailerlite.

This is a multi-page site with the emphasis on showcasing Dave's books.

He was very pleased with the design and the process and I encourage you to read the review that he left for me about us working together.

"Stuart recommended what turned out to be a much-needed shift in my website approach > move from Wordpress to Wix. That resulted in a more modern looking site and with better web tools. Stuart was fast and completed some last-minute changes without complaint. His communication was top-drawer especially considering our time-shift California to UK. I would hire him again."

Dave Bartell, July 2019

Gordon Campbell Author (www.gordonjcampbell.com)

Gordon contacted me on Reedsy to ask if I could help him create a new website that he would find easy to operate and update. He was launching his first book and required a website that would show off his new novel, and give some information about him as an Author. We worked on some ideas around the style of the new website and started the design.

I also set Gordon up with an Author Facebook page, and perhaps more importantly for him, I set up his Mailerlite account and created the first email that would be sent out when visitors entered their email address on his site and joined his mailing list.

If you are struggling with any aspect of your website build, please do reach out so that we can have a chat about your needs.

This is quite a bespoke website which has a 'side swipe' functionality and a strong design.

Mark Dawson - (www.fightforphoenix.com) - Promotion for Novella - Phoenix

Mark Dawson contacted me to ask for help with a project that was created to raise money for treatment for a friend of Marks, suffering from Cancer. Emma had just given birth to a baby boy Phoenix, and Mark wrote a Novella to raise money for her treatment.

Mark needed a website to promote his book, that contained all the links to all the places that the book could be purchased, from Amazon, Kobo, iBooks etc. I created the Website for this purpose and to date, Mark has raised over £10,000 for this cause.
It was a pleasure to be part of this project and hopefully demonstrates our skills, and speed as Web designers.

I want to help Authors have beautiful websites for their profiles and their books, so please get in touch so I can discuss your project!

Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Formula Mobile App

Mark Dawson has created a huge Community of Self Published Authors, and to consolidate all of the assets from The Self Publishing Formula, we have created a Mobile App for them.

With the App you can watch and listen to the latest Podcast, you can log into any courses you have purchased, contact The Self Publishing Formula team via the app and be the first to get information and updates.

There is a great deal of functionality and has been downloaded many times. It is a powerful tool and available on all App stores, worldwide. We worked with the Self Publishing Formula to create an app that presented the users with all of their assets and information.

Pet Milestone Cards (www.petmilestonecards)

Pet Milestone Cards is a company that sells Pet Milestone cards to customers who would like to mark the memories of their Pet with cards at certain points of their development/life.

The website was designed primarily as an E-commerce website enabling customers to buy the cards from a clean, easy to navigate website.

The brief was that it was to be clear, fresh, and uncluttered. The idea was to showcase the product and make purchasing the product very simple.

Hustle Website and Mobile App - (www.clubhustle.co.uk)

Hustle is one of the biggest Urban Events in the UK and they wanted a website and Mobile app to promote their monthly event. The Website and the app needed to reflect the brand, host the latest music, info and contact details for each event.

The App is used to communicate to users using Push Notifications and also for special offers and info.

The Website is a multipage website, hosting the lastest videos, information, mixes and an E-commerce shop selling all kinds of clothing for Men, Women and Children.

The Maltings - (www.millbarandgrill.com - www.welovecarbon.com) 2 Websites & Mobile App

The Maltings is an entertainment venue with a Restaurant (The Mill Bar and Grill) and a Club venue (Carbon).
They asked for two websites, one for each of the key venues.
They also wanted a mobile app for both aspects of their business.

The websites are designed to give all the information that a customer may require including What's on, Menu's, fast contact and the latest news.

The App is used for Push notifications and to consolidate all their assets.

The brief was for fresh, mobile optimised websites that rank well and perform well for SEO.

BOSS:TALKS - (www.bosstalks.co.uk) - Website and Mobile App

A national social enterprise wanted a brand new website (And Mobile App) to promote their work.
The brief was a 'long-page' website and a fully functional App that hosted their work and latest content.

The app is used to send push notifications for the latest uploads and the website is designed as a landing page for users to find out what's happening with the Project.

The Website and App were designed to host and play the lastest podcast, allow fast contact, and collect data from interested parties.

Stuart has 2 reviews

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Dave Bartell
Stuart recommended what turned out to be a much-needed shift in my website approach > move from Wordpress to Wix. That resulted in a more modern looking site and with better web tools. Stuart was fast and completed some last-minute changes without complaint. His communication was top-drawer especially considering our time-shift California to UK. I would hire him again.

Dave Bartell, July 2019

Stuart Grant
Thank for your review Dave. I'm glad to hear you are very happy with your website. It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you all the very best with your future projects.

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Gordon Campbell
Stuart Grant combines IT savvy with his in-depth knowledge and experience in marketing. He's ultimately professional and doesn't waste time but was personable and friendly during our conference calls. You'll need to book ahead to work with Stuart as he's in demand, but you will be satisfied with the results.

Gordon Campbell, April 2019

Stuart Grant
Thank you Gordon for this very favourable review. It was a pleasure working with you on your project, and I wish you the best of luck with your book series. I am so pleased you were happy with the ...
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