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15+ WordPress eBook Themes: Made to Boost Author Sales Online

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Ebooks are a nice way to establish your authority and to boost your income. There are many platforms available where you can sell your eBooks and while they can certainly increase the visibility of your eBook, the simple truth is that in most cases, you have to share the profit with the said platform.

That’s why many authors are turning to WordPress themes made specifically with the intention of boosting the sales of your eBooks.

Key Features of WordPress eBook Themes

There is no doubt that you could take any WordPress theme and pair it with an eCommerce plugin to create an online store and start selling your eBooks. However, eBook themes have a few special features that make the task of promoting and selling your eBooks much easier.  

Booker theme preview
The Booker WordPress book theme .
  • Chapter Previews - Anyone interested in an eBook will appreciate the ability to read a chapter or two before settling on the purchase. It helps generate interests and reassures the readers the money will be well-spent.
  • Author Information - If you’re a new author, providing your biography is a necessity, especially if you’re planning on publishing more eBooks. Your readers will want to know your background and what makes you uniquely qualified to write about a particular topic.
  • Responsive Design - It goes without saying your website should be responsive, given the increased usage of mobile devices.
  • Calls to Action - The themes featured here have several strategic places to place call-to-action buttons, which encourage readers to buy your eBook.

In today’s article, we’ve curated a selection of the best WordPress eBook themes with elegant and responsive design. They include features that will increase the number of your eBook sales.

Best WordPress eBook Themes for Authors

Jump into these great wordPress themes for book authors so you can get your website created quickly and off to selling your eBooks or books fast.

1. Pustaka - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store

Booker is a stylish and responsive WordPress book theme that’s dedicated to promoting and selling your eBooks. It’s the perfect WordPress theme for anyone looking to run an online bookstore, publishing service business, or an official author website. It’s a great book theme for both self-publishing authors and retailers. Some notable features include several layout options, SEO optimization, WooCommerce Book Store by 99plugins, and support through KingComposer.

Pustaka - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store
Pustaka - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store

2. Brown - WordPress Theme for Online Book Promotion

This book WordPress theme is suitable for promoting both a single book or multiple books, depending on your situation. It comes with a book preview module which is perfect for encouraging interest in your readers. 

Visual Composer is also included so you can modify the layouts to better suit your needs and you can add icons to highlight different sections of your website. The theme is responsive and can be translated into any language thanks to the WPML integration.

Brown WordPress Book Theme for Online Promotion

3. Livre - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store

Livre features a beautiful, modern and clean design aesthetic. This fantastic eBook WordPress theme comes with a variety of incredible features including support for both standard menus and Mega Menus, SEO optimization, and a variety of pre-made pages including an author page, publisher page, and three shop page templates. And, of course, Livre does support WooCommerce.

Livre - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store
Livre - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store

4. Cosonix - One-Page Landing Page eBook Theme

Consider the Cosonix theme if you’d like a one-page theme that not only allows you to promote your eBook but also offers integration with MailChimp and Aweber, so you can easily grow your email list for future sales and promotions. 

This WP landing page theme also integrates with Paypal which means you can easily process all the payments that come from the sale of your book. The Cosonix theme also offers complete control over the appearance of your site as well as a fully responsive layout and localization support.

Cosonix landing page WordPress book theme

5. Bebo - Promotional eBook Theme + Author Landing Page

Bebo offers three different demo layouts and allows you to include promotional videos to help you market your book and gauge the interest of anyone who lands on your website. You can also include a teaser section of an upcoming book and share a brief bio of yourself. 

Book sales are handled through WooCommerce and you can easily create custom layouts and pages through the included Visual Composer builder.

Bebo ebook WordPress eBook Theme With Author Landing Page

6. Auteur – WordPress Theme for Authors, Reviewers and Publishers

Auteur is a powerful and feature-filled WordPress theme that is ideal for authors, reviewers, and publishers. The theme’s powerful and detailed options panel makes highly-advanced customization seamless and easy. You can turn this theme into an incredibly unique and amazing website that’s designed to your liking as it also offers unlimited color choices and integrates with Google Fonts.

Auteur  WordPress Theme for Authors Reviewers and Publishers
Auteur – WordPress Theme for Authors, Reviewers and Publishers

7. Booklovers - Stylish Book Author WordPress Theme

The Booklovers theme is a great choice for an accomplished author with multiple eBooks or it can also be used for bookstores that want to sell books from multiple authors online. The theme offers plenty of shortcodes and a drag-and-drop visual builder to allow for easy customization. 

WooCommerce integration handles the sales and the payment processing. A notable feature of the theme is the ability to feature one particular book as the reader’s choice, or to highlight a book of the moment, which is helpful for boosting sales.

Booklovers Stylish eBook Author WP Theme

8. Lorem Ipsum | Books & Media Store WordPress Theme

Lorem Ipsum is another colorful book WordPress theme that can be used by either bookstores or publishing houses, but it can also be adapted for use by authors who have a variety of eBooks or books for sale. This theme is compatible with LearnDash and WPBakery - aka Visual Composer - making editing and customizing this theme to your brand or liking significantly easier. Lorem Ipsum is a modern, flexible theme that’s easy to install and operate.

Lorem Ipsum  Books  Media Store WordPress Theme
Lorem Ipsum | Books & Media Store WordPress Theme

9. Preface - Responsive WP eBook Theme for Authors

Preface is a responsive ebook WordPress theme for authors which includes dynamic filters to show off all of your book categories. It also has a landing page template which is perfect for promoting a newly released or an upcoming book. 

Fonts, colors, and other aspects of the theme can be customized through WordPress Live Customizer. It includes complete social media integration, which allows you to connect with your readers on social media, as well as allowing them to share your book through their profiles online.

Preface Responsive WordPress Book Theme for Authors

10. Odrin - Book Selling WordPress Theme for Writers and Authors

Odrin was specifically crafted with authors and writers in mind. This eBook WordPress theme features an elegant page flipping effect, WooCommerce support, as well as countless shortcodes and premade design elements and layouts.

You can build a powerful eBook landing page with Odrin. Built with Bootstrap 3, this WordPress theme is fully responsive, SEO optimized and integrates well with WooCommerce and MailChimp to make running your own online bookstore a breeze.

Odrin - Book Selling WordPress Theme for Writers and Authors
Odrin - Book Selling WordPress Theme for Writers and Authors

11. BookJunky - WooCommerce Book Store for WordPress

If you’re looking for a unique and modern theme with smooth parallax effects, look no further than the BookJunky theme. It has a minimal design that puts your content first as the main focus.

Unlimited colors and fonts make it easy to customize the theme, and each page template has additional customization options. Other features include responsive and retina ready design, Visual Composer page builder, and it also features Essential Grid and Slider Revolution for improved visual design and editing.

BookJunky - WooCommerce Book Store for WordPress
BookJunky - WooCommerce Book Store for WordPress

12. Book Store - Responsive WooCommerce Theme

Book Store offers complete WooCommerce integration which facilitates book sales and payment collection. Because this theme includes the Slider Revolution plugin, you can create several sliders to promote your most popular book or give teasers of the chapters.

Each page can be tailored to your liking with the Visual Composer plugin and the advanced theme options panel makes it easy to customize the colors, fonts, logo, background, and so on. 

Several premade layouts are included in this WordPress book theme so you can easily share testimonials about your ebook, create a FAQ page, and much more. Finally, the theme is responsive, cross-browser compatible and SEO optimized.

Book Store - Responsive WooCommerce Theme
Book Store - Responsive WooCommerce Theme 

13. Novela - Stylish Author WordPress Theme for eBooks

Novela is a responsive eBook WordPress theme with the ability to offer stylish animations for chapter previews. An author bio section is included, as well as a unique module that introduces all the characters in the books. The theme integrates with the Easy Digital Downloads plugin that handles book sales. Over 600 Google Fonts are included as well as translation files.

Novela Stylish Author WordPress Theme for eBooks Sales

14. Book Guide - Modern eBook Promotion Store Theme

The Book Guide theme offers several demo layouts so you can easily adapt this theme for an eBook store or as an author website for promoting your ebook. You can showcase all the ebooks or books you have for sale in a stylish carousel. It includes the ability to preview your book, read the ratings and reviews, or outright buy it. 

It comes with support for WooCommerce and advanced theme options to customize the theme to your liking. On top of that, the theme is fully responsive and offers the ability to preview your book through text or image flipping.

Book Guide Author WordpRess eBook Store Theme

15. Inova - Creative Multi-concept WordPress Theme With WooCommerce

Inova is a wonderful contender for a book WordPress theme although it’s a multipurpose theme, one of them can certainly be for selling books and eBooks in your online store. Inova comes with 28 fully functional demos - including ones specifically for eBooks - and each of them can be customized in terms of colors, fonts, and more. Of course, this WordPress theme supports WooCommerce making selling your books and writing as an author easy as pie.

Inova - Creative Multi-concept WordPress Theme With WooCommerce
Inova - Creative Multi-concept WordPress Theme With WooCommerce

16. Landkit - WordPress Landing Page Theme

Landkit is another amazing book WordPress theme that can easily work for authors, writer and publishers alike. Landkit is a wonderful choice because of its many customization features including Google and Typekit fonts, custom header positions, auto cropped images and full horizontal pages. Other features include Hybrid Composer, (RTL) compatibility, image video, and slider background template as well as Mega Menu.

Landkit - WordPress Landing Page Theme
Landkit - WordPress Landing Page Theme

7 Tips to Help You Sell More eBooks Online

Many authors are stumped when it comes to promoting their eBook on the web. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling:

  1. Brand Your Website to Match Your eBook - Using similar or identical colors on your website as those found on your eBook cover will help visitors make a connection between you as the author and the eBook that they see circulating the web. Using a theme with plenty of customization options such as Preface or FlatBook is a wonderful choice.
  2. Make Sure Your CTAs Stand Out - Adding calls to action is paramount to increasing conversions, however, be sure to make the buttons stand out from the rest of the website. Use a contrasting color and consider a theme like Booklovers that includes shortcodes for easy button placements. 
  3. Include a Video Testimonial - Testimonials are a powerful way to build social proof, but they work even better when presented in a video format. A theme like Avatar offers complete support for video reviews.
  4. Give Away a Free Chapter - Several themes on our curated list above, such as Book, feature integration with MailChimp which can be used for growing your email list. By offering them a chapter or two for free, you have a viable chance of increasing the number of your book sales.
  5. Use Clear and Compelling Copy - A clean design and powerful features are important but if your copy is weak, your sales will plummet. Make sure your headings clearly explain what your eBook is about and use enticing language that helps sell on your calls to action.
  6. Offer Your eBook for Free for a Limited Time - Many authors have seen success by offering their entire eBook for free for a limited time or offering one of their eBooks completely for free. Consider spreading your book’s sale page link to as many free and paid book promotion sites as possible.
  7. Eliminate the Distractions - Many of the themes on our list feature a one-page design or act as a landing page, and with good reason. Often, one-page themes and landing pages eliminate possible distractions such as social media links, navigation menus, sidebars, and footers to make the user focus on the content. This is a proven way of boosting sales, so ensure the theme you choose has a clean and uncluttered design.

Promote Your eBook With a Standout Site

Choosing the right WordPress theme is only the beginning of your author’s journey. Your next step is to promote your website and your eBook to spread the word and increase sales. Choose one of our high-quality themes to help meet your goals.

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