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    Things to include on home page of a Book website?

    Hello,

    One of my client is designing a website for his book. Can you please suggest me some elements that he should include in his HOMEPAGE ?.. I told him to have an introductory paragraph, some reviews, upcoming events etc.
    What else could I add ?
    It would be really grateful if anyone could provide me a reference site of a "Book".

    Thanks for every suggestion.
    Sherlyne

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    What is the main purpose of the site? Does he plan to use it to actually sell the book, or just to create interest, or what?

    If he wants to sell the book from the site, then he should put a prominent "Buy now" or "Add to cart" button on the home page - in fact, on every page. If he doesn't want to have to deal with accepting payments and fullfilling orders, he can place a link to the book's page in an existing store like Amazon.

    If he wants to provide a forum where people can discuss the book, then again he needs a prominent link to it from the main page. It would also be a good idea to show a short summary of the most popular threads (like the "Highlighted Forum Discussions" here on Sitepoint).

    Apart from that, the ideas you have already mentioned sound about right to me.

    Hope this helps.

    Mike

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    Thanks Mikl for the suggestions, I think forum will be great. : )

    His ultimate aim is to sell the books via website. I asked him to have a "Buy Now" Plugins on all the pages.

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    Glad it was useful, Sherlyne. Don't forget that, if he plans to sell the books himself, he will have to make sure he has the infrastructure in place to receive payments, despatch the books, deal with complaints, and so on.

    Best of luck to him and to you.

    Mike

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    Thumbs up

    Totally agree with you on this front too. )
    Thanks again Mikl.


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