The Pre-Made Author Website Designed To Market Your Books

Grow your list with giveaways, establish your online presence, sell more books, attract publishers and promoters

Attracting New Readers Online Shouldn’t Be Complicated

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

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

You don’t have to stumble through the maze of website options, design skills and content decisions needed to make a professional author website. Get started with a pre-made AuthorSite and get everything you need to look professional and grow your email list.

Choose From Our

Professionally Designed Author Website Templates

Any template can be easily customized for any genre. Choose your favorite design as an starting point…

Instant Sitewide Changes

Choose Your Colors

Instantly and completely customize your colors across your entire site to suite your unique author brand. Our predesigned accessibility-friendly designs do all the heavy lifting…

Instant Sitewide Changes

Choose Your Fonts

Quickly adjust fonts across the entire site in a matter of clicks. Set and forget. There, looks perfect!

A Built In User Journey…

From Visitor, To Subscriber, To Reader

We know that building your mailing list is a number one priority.

AuthorSites have built in Calls To Action to:

  • Engage website visitors
  • Invite them to become readers
  • Join your mailing list

Becoming welcome in an Inbox is the first step to building your audience. You can then nurture from subscriber to book-buyer, reader, fan, reviewer, and repeat buyer.

Who Are You Guys Anyway? 🤔

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

We’ve dedicated an entire division of our digital marketing agency to help authors like you rocket your online presence and reach much further with your story or message.

We’re a partner-led team 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.

After Building Custom Websites For Authors Like:

James Maxwell

(Over 1 million books sold)


I can’t praise the team at Rocket Expansion enough. Throughout a complete overhaul involving a new web site, change in hosting, email templates and more, my experience was of a passionate, dedicated group with technical brilliance and artistic flair.

I felt like I was in safe hands, and still do, and I look forward to working with the team in the future.

Davis Ashura

(People’s Choice Epic Fantasy Award Winner 2020)


I had a fantastic time working with Matt and his group at Rocket Expansion. They bring such a positive energy to their work, and it shows. I’m thrilled with the results.


Melissa McPhail

(Multiple Award Winning, Full Time 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.

Daniel Gibbs

(1000s of 5 Amazon reviews)


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 Sonya 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 web site.

Other Authors Across Many Genres

And Many Shining Reviews Later

jaklin bezik
December 10, 2021

I have had a great experience with Rocket Expansion. The close and detail contact on weekly bases has helped us to handle constant changes that is happening in our environment . I would recommend their services without hesitation to anyone who is interested in building relation with creativity, and accountability. Thank you Math and Sonja

Ella Sullivan
March 2, 2022

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!

Karen McDonald
February 16, 2022

Rocket Expansion is an amazing company! They created a fabulous website for me and were super helpful, creative, and diligent. The explained the process, communicated with me regularly, and built an awesome website! I highly recommend Rocket Expansion!

James Maxwell
February 7, 2020

I can't praise the team at Rocket Expansion enough. Throughout a complete overhaul involving a new web site, change in hosting, email templates and more, my experience was of a passionate, dedicated group with technical brilliance and artistic flair. I felt like I was in safe hands, and still do, and I look forward to working with the team in the future.

Maggie Carpenter
September 15, 2021

The quality wasn't good, it was GREAT. The value wasn't good, it was GREAT. And these folks are fantastic to work with. I sent them images and verbiage, gave them an idea of what I wanted, and WOW. Just go to my site and see for yourself. They are FABULOUS.

colin sinclair
March 13, 2020

A great team, prompt, polite, helpful and really easy to work with. They listen to what you want and do some funky kind of rocket magic with your ideas and thoughts. Then the countdown begins, and what's more they Launch on time :-) Super bunch of people and great company to work with.

We Realized The Need For

A Professional, Affordable Author Website Package

In other words, a beautiful website, that can be set up fast, so you can grow your readership, without breaking the bank.

So We Got To Work Building

AuthorSites, Bringing You…

Quick-Start Templates

Designed specially for authors

Choose a Website Starter Template as your base. All of our templates come with the main pages you’d want on your site. All templates are designed by our web design team based on years of working on custom-built, author website projects.

Easy Customization

Quickly select your perfect colors and fonts site-wide

We made our templates insanely easy for you to set up exactly the way you want them.

You can quickly and easily change the color palette across the entire website in a matter of clicks. You can change the fonts used as headings, body, or set individual heading types across the entire site at once as well.

We’ve taken care of the design for you while keeping in mind that you want it to look like your author site. So have fun giving it your own unique spark!

List Growth Made Simple

No book funnel software needed

A big email list enables you to launch new books to an eagerly waiting audience. It gives you a pool of fans to share your posts, recommend your books, and rally around your message.

Email is a direct line to your fan base that isn’t influenced by changing social media algorithms and platforms.

We’ve set up AuthorSites to help make growing your list as easy as getting interested readers on your website. The entire website user journey is designed to sign them up for your free ebook (or other digital download giveaways) and join your list.

The website itself hosts the download. You simply send them to a dedicated downloads page once they’ve signed up.

Full Compatibility

WordPress based means it plays nice with other platforms

We chose to make AuthorSites based on the most widely used, most popular website platform on the internet (by far): WordPress.

If you’ve ever tried to connect something to a website (Facebook Ads, Email Software, etc.) you’ll notice something: WordPress is almost always the first option on the list (sometimes the only option!)

Why? Because WordPress powers a full third of all websites online. So everyone supports smoothly connecting to it.

We’ve also built AuthorSites using the most up-to-date, super-fast, website-building workflow on WordPress. So you can have the best options, without sacrificing user experience.

Lightning Fast Load Times

Because no one has time for a slow site these days

It’s no secret that website load times are more important than ever before. If your site doesn’t load in a flash, those visitors you’ve worked so hard for… have clicked away to somewhere else.

That’s why, even on average hosting, AuthorSites load like lightning.

Responsive Design

Means your site looks great on any device

Website browsing is done more on mobile devices today than on desktop computers. The problem with that is phones and tablets come in all types of screen shapes and sizes.

AuthorSites templates adjust to any screen size automatically. This means visitors will have a great experience on your site, no matter the viewing device.

SEO Friendly

Our pages are structured with SEO in mind

There’s nothing worse than having a great-looking site, that no one can find because when they search your name, you don’t even come up!

Google “fantasy author websites”, “romance author websites”, “horror author websites”, or almost any “author website” related search on Google.

You’ll see our website (Rocket Expansion) at the top, or close to it.

We’ve taken what we’ve learned about ranking well in search engines and built it into our AuthorSite templates.

We also provide a guide with resources to help you do the actions that will get you more search traffic from search results over time.

Handy Help Guide, Friendly Support

If our help guide isn’t helping, our support team will!

We constantly get feedback from our members so that we can regularly improve our support documentation and upgrade our support team efficiency.

If you’re running into trouble just pop us a message and we’ll help you sorted it out.

We also have a growing Facebook group where you can meet other AuthorSites members and share winning formulas on marketing your books and using the AuthorSites platform.

How much?

Our Pricing

Our custom-built websites cost from $3,300 to over $5,000 depending on how much custom work there is to be done.

But don’t worry, with AuthorSites you won’t pay anything close to that.

Custom Website
from $3,300

  • 3 equal monthly payments
  • 1-of-a-kind design
  • Done for you
  • 4 – 6 weeks to build (depending on the wait list)
  • List growth system built in
  • Responsively designed
  • SEO friendly
  • 30 days aftercare and quality assurance
  • Personalized support and guidance


$947 $450

2022 2.0 Launch Discount

  • Instant access
  • Easy to customize templates
  • List growth system built in
  • Highly compatible
  • Fast load times
  • Responsively designed
  • SEO friendly
  • Help guide
  • Support

Get Started Now Risk-Free With Our

14 Day Money-Back Guarantee

P.S. Still not convinced? You don’t have to be!

If you’re hesitant about getting started because you wonder if it’ll be too complicated, not work with your author brand, isn’t quite what you’re looking for, or some other reason…

Don’t worry, you have a completely risk-free 14day money-back guarantee trial period. If you’re not happy for any reason at all in the first 2 weeks and don’t feel our support team can sort it out, we’ll cancel your license and refund you right away.

It’s your author site after all and we want you to be completely happy with it!

Yours truly,

Matt, Sonja,

and the AuthorSites Team at Rocket Expansion

…Now go ahead and Get Started Already!