How to build & maintain an Author/Press website


  • Ben Pease
  • Walter Stone
August 24th
August 31st

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How to build & maintain an Author/Press website

This soup to nuts course will help you launch a website for yourself or your small press! We will discuss several website creation tools, from the simpler, more user friendly WIX and Squarespace, to the more customizable but complicated WordPress. We will also cover how to acquire a url, different ways to host your files, and how to setup payment methods!

About Ben Pease & Walter Stone

Ben Pease began laying out books in 2009 when he put together an issue for the writing workshop he taught at Common Ground’s (now Breaking Ground) Prince George, an early 20th-century hotel converted to affordable housing for low-income and formerly homeless adults and persons living with HIV/AIDS. He soon after began doing covers and interiors for Monk Books, doing both for a reprint of Bernadette Mayer’s The Formal Field of Kissing. When Monk began publishing full-length collections, Pease continued to layout the books, forging a close relationship with the authors to ensure that their original vision was represented in the printed matter. Pease is currently the book designer for factory hollow press and the Ruth Stone House.

Walter Stone has been crafting websites for years, and runs all of Ruth Stone House’s websites as well as a number of sites for other businesses.

About Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are usually based on video conferencing. At the moment we use Zoom. Instructors may utilize email as well as the specific ‘class page’ to share materials.

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Each class is different, and Ruth Stone House allows a wide degree of freedom to instructors as to how they run their classes. If you miss a class or have technical problems you can request a video link to the class you missed. 

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How to build & maintain an Author/Press website

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