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23+ 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

17. Book - Responsive Ebook Landing Page WordPress Theme

Book is another ebook CMS WordPress theme that provides features that will work great for a book landing page. With features like an unlimited color picker, a drag & drop page builder, and a live twitter feed, you can not only set up the website really fast but also know what people think and say about the book on social media. 

Book - Responsive Ebook Landing Page WordPress Theme
Book - Responsive Ebook Landing Page WordPress Theme

18. VG Skybook - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store

VG Skybook is another ebook CMS WordPress theme that has a 100% clean and responsive design with 6 predefined layouts and an easy-to-use theme options panel. With WooCommerce integration, Visual Composer and Revolution Slider pre-installed, this theme will serve as a great option when it comes to building a book store, library or book shop.

VG Skybook - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store
VG Skybook - WooCommerce Theme For Book Store

3. Papirus - Ultimate WordPress Book Theme Store

Papirus is another flexible and multipurpose WordPress theme that comes with a responsive design, an interactive slider, complete WooCommerce support, and a mega dropdown menu. 

Coming with Visual Composer integration by default and minimalistic design that can be further customized, the theme will greatly surprise you in terms of how well it can adapt to your specific design and functionality needs.

Papirus - Ultimate WordPress Book Theme Store
Papirus - Ultimate WordPress Book Theme Store

19. Booker - WordPress For Selling eBooks

Booker is a thematic and responsive ebook-oriented WordPress theme that comes with a beautiful and responsive minimalistic design, book & device templates, and thematic book demo layouts. 

These features paired with a flipbook builder, iPad Scroller, and Book Review Posts will help you set up a functional and beautiful website in no time.

Booker - WordPress For Selling eBooks
Booker - WordPress For Selling eBooks

20. Off the Shelf - Responsive E-Book Landing Page

Off the Shelf is an ebook CMS WordPress landing page theme that comes with a responsive design, unlimited color options, and a customizable admin interface. With great documentation that backs up this theme, source files included, and a lightweight coding base at the foundation - this theme is definitely a choice worth considering.

Off the Shelf - Responsive E-Book Landing Page
Off the Shelf - Responsive E-Book Landing Page

21. Tijarah - Digital Marketplace WooCommerce Theme

Tijarah is a digital marketplace premium WooCommerce theme that comes packed with a mass of features. Although this theme is multipurpose, its thematic design and features oriented at selling digital goods will definitely facilitate and leverage any website oriented at ebook stores.

Tijarah - Digital Marketplace WooCommerce Theme
Tijarah - Digital Marketplace WooCommerce Theme

22. Semona - Creative Multi-Concept WordPress Theme

Semona is a creative multi-concept WordPress theme that is a great option when it comes to choosing a premium ebook WordPress template. With its unlimited customization options, with a live preview admin panel, unlimited color customization options, and premium plugins included - Semona is a choice definitely worth considering.

Semona - Creative Multi-Concept WordPress Theme
Semona - Creative Multi-Concept WordPress Theme

23. Inbound WordPress Landing Page Theme

Inbound is a premium WordPress landing page theme that lets you create amazing landing pages in WordPress in only a few minutes. With a customizable backend and multiple design options, Inbound will be a great option if you look for a WordPress landing page creator for your next ebook store site. 

Inbound WordPress Landing Page Theme
Inbound WordPress Landing Page Theme

24. Bookshelf | Books & Media Online Store WordPress Theme

BookShelf is another attractive bookstore WordPress theme in our showcase that proves to be a good solution if you seek to create a modern-looking online library, an online bookstore, or even a literature blog. With a design that makes use of suggestive imagery and thematic font choices, you will surely find this theme a good choice for an ebook WordPress website. 

Bookshelf  Books  Media Online Store WordPress Theme
Bookshelf | Books & Media Online Store WordPress Theme

eBooks Are Still on the Rise

The market of electronic books or ebooks has been on a strong rise since 2000s and by 2010s overtook printed books. There are several strong reasons behind this and the most important ones are the accessibility both from an acquisition and reading standpoint. Another of the main reasons behind the popularity of ebooks is the larger selection of titles available, ease of distribution, and price (given the digital nature of files).

Personal computers, tablets, readers, and smartphones are all relatively fresh pieces of technology, some of which didn't even exist two decades ago. However, these devices wouldn't have gotten digital reading (and listening) to the level at which it is today without the proper distribution channels which propelled the sales of e-books.

eBooks only proved to be advantageous not only to readers who get a better price and more titles but also to authors who found self-publishing to be a pursuable endeavor making it easy to publish your own work without a distribution house or considerable marketing and logistic costs. With more and more authors leaning towards the option to self-publish their work, the need to promote their work is more actual than ever. Although this can be done through leveraging the tools available on platforms like Amazon–having a dedicated website promoting your book comes with a plentitude of advantages.

Main Advantages of Having a Book-Promoting Website

  • Ease of creating a website using a premium WordPress ebook theme given the installation guides, extensive support, and wealth of features most of the high-rated themes come with.
  • Makes you stand out of the crowd given the dedicated and customizable website which can contain all the information you want for it to have, including but not limited to a newsletter functionality, social media, extensive bio, and links to other publications & books.
  • It provides another way of promoting your book given the mass of targeted ads tools, creating a blog within that site with marketing content, and generally make it easier for your readership and new fans to find your work.

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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