Tailor-Made, Semi-Custom Design Packages with Spirit

start with our "skeleton" websites, and we'll work together to build a haunting visual design and style

If the thought of starting from absolutely nothing is terrifying to you, then fear not! We offer a variety of best-practice-based “skeleton” designs to build on. Together, you and I work towards adding the meat: the branding, the visual design, the oomph, the whiz-bang — all on top of a solid, Noisy Ghost-designed user experience and WordPress integration.

tailor-made semi-custom author websites

what you're getting with each skeleton site

Our skeleton sites cover all the basics you need in an author website to help new readers discover your books, and learn more about you. They’ve been designed with best practices guiding the placement and hierarchy of page elements, and are geared to offering an easy-to-use interface recognizable across desktop, tablet, and mobile environments. All our skeleton designs include the following:

WordPress CMS
Built to Launch

book landing page website for authors

Announce your novel to the world with a book landing page designed to convert potential readers into buyers. It includes purchase links, blurbs, reviews, a mini biography, newsletter subscription, and news articles that you can update yourself. Ask us about including your video book trailer.

Book Landing Pages for Authors
Single-Page Author Website Designs

single-page author website design

Keep it compact with a single-page author website, including all the necessary components of a multi-page webpage on one scrollable page. The Single-Page Author includes a carousel header with up to three slides, book purchase links, your author biography, press information, blog post teasers, book reviews, and a contact form.

multi-page author website design

Your home on the web can be a penthouse with the Multi-Page Author Website. Featuring five pages to grow your author brand, the Multi-Page adds extra layers of depth to your homepage, book pages, author biography, press page, and contact, so your website can grow with your career as a writer.

Multi-Page Author Website Designs

Skeleton sites are made to be customized: during the design process, we add color, texture, typography, images, and update the site with your copy.

Need something special? We’re happy to help! Let us know what you’re dreaming of when you reserve your design and we’ll arrange a séance to discuss your options.

The Tailor-Made Design Process

how we work with a skeleton website design

With a Tailor-Made Skeleton website, all you need to do is pick the framework that fits your ambitions, and we’ll work together to develop your author brand’s visual presentation. It’s the mid-way solution between buying a ready-made website from Noisy Ghost, and going full-out totally custom. By working with a pre-designed structure, we can focus on your artwork because we know the user interface works.


select a skeleton site design


get a design quote for your art


reserve your design time with us


we design your website's artwork


you approve the website's artwork


we finalize the art and launch it

semi-custom author and book marketing website designs

our skeleton website designs can help you build a strong foundation for your author platform

  • Book Landing Page
    Starting from
    $199**Visual Design not included
    • One integrated landing page
    • Book Summary
    • Book Blurbs
    • Purchase Links
    • Author Mini Biography
    • News Article Integration
    • Social Media Links
    • Contact Form
    • Newsletter Sign-up
    • Optional Blog
    • Extendable
  • Single-Page Author Website
    Starting from
    $399**Visual Design not included
    • One-page integrated website
    • Anchored navigation links
    • Carousel Header with Three Slides
    • Book Summary
    • Book Blurbs
    • Book Reviews
    • Purchase Links
    • Author Mini Biography
    • Press Information
    • Contact Form
    • Newsletter Sign-up
    • Social Media Links
    • Optional Blog
    • Optional News Articles
    • Extendable
  • Multi-Page Author Website
    Starting from
    $799**Visual Design not included
    • Five-page website
    • Global navigation links
    • Homepage and What's New
    • Carousel Header with Three Slides
    • Books Page
    • Chapter Samples
    • Unlimited blurbs and reviews
    • Author Biography Page
    • Press Page
    • Contact Form
    • Newsletter Sign-up
    • Social Media Links
    • Downloads Tracking
    • Optional Blog
    • Optional News Articles
    • Micro-site support
    • Extendable
A Few Things You May Want to Know

frequently asked questions

What’s included in a Tailor-Made website?
Why is it called a “skeleton” website?
How much is the reservation fee for a Tailor-Made website?
How do I reserve design time for a Tailor-Made website?
Can I request changes to a Tailor-Made site’s UI?
When I buy a Tailor-Made website, do I own the design?
How long do I have to submit my website copy to you for inclusion on my website?
What do I need to know before I reserve a website design?
The Noisy Ghost Co. Portfolio

frighteningly good design

When you’ve worked in the design industry for thirteen years, you amass a scary amount of work. Presented here is the heart-beneath-the-floorboards of my design practice — the very best in user experience, web design, graphic design, brand design, and mobile design.

  • As a design client, I have been thrilled to work with someone who can translate my vague ideas into a viable format, but I have been even more impressed by Kira's professionalism. From the initial project contract and timeline, to the detailed invoices and realistic deadlines, I always know exactly where we stand in terms of project completion - an invaluable assurance. Working with someone this reliable and talented has been a pleasure I hope to repeat.

    Brooke Stant Villainess Soaps
  • Kira Butler far exceeded my expectations on many levels. She is an amazingly talented web designer who knows how to execute her vision from beginning to end, as well as interpret my own into a design that can work. And what also impresses me is the way she conducts herself with such a high level of professionalism and integrity. I have hired her for other projects besides my web site design, and would not hesitate to do so again, I also recommend her every chance I get to others in need of similar services.

    Lisa Farrell MoonaLisa
  • Kira is an extremely talented, detailed-oriented designer who has contributed greatly to Lightspeed's branding and communications. Her specialization is in web but also has strong talent in writing and print design. Dedicated, insightful and hard-working, Kira has been a very welcome addition to our creative team.

    Dax Dasilva CEO Lightspeed
  • Her understanding of the project at hand, her eye for design and thorough understanding of the content that she worked with as well as her respect for critical timelines were magical attributes that brought not only products to help the community clients of the CRC but identifiable professional marketing tools. Kira's contribution to the CRC operation was key in raising our visibility. I would not hesitate to include Kira as a member of my team again, if the opportunity would be presented!

    Ann Davidson West Island Community Resource Centre
  • Kira is the total package. She has an excellent work methodology, is data-driven and understands the business vision which she translates flawlessly in great user experience. She is also a great UI designer that understands her audience. She has great rationale and can easily explain her design decisions. On top of it all she has the most charming personality! I recommend her 100%.

    Pascale Sarault Senior Manager, Digital Products
  • Kira is very systematic in her approach to design. In my experience, she is the designer that managed to make her art the most objective -- by that I mean that all of her choice are reasoned and justified and don't come under the umbrella of simple taste. Hard working and serious, Kira is also fun [and] got along very well with her colleagues. Finally, she doubles her UI/UX skills with that of an independent writer. This is simply further proof of how hard-working, disciplined and dedicated Kira can be. Not to mention creative. I would work with Kira again in a heartbeat.

    David Teman Senior Director, Digital Experience at Luxury Retreats
Ready-Made Designs
Ready-Made Designs

ready-made, one-of-a-kind

When it comes to our ready-made website designs, we never bring back the dead. Our pieces are one-of-a-kind and ready to implement on your WordPress site. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Tailor-Made Designs
Tailor-Made Designs

design packages
with spirit

Start with a solid user experience: choose a Noisy Ghost-designed "skeleton" website, and you and I work together to add the meat — a haunting visual design and style.

Totally Bespoke Designs
Bespoke Design Services

custom design

Everyone’s needs are different and we can tailor a quote for you based on your specific requirements for design work. Bespoke designs can be as simple or extensive as you like.

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