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A single-page site on a tight deadline for one of the most anticipated young adult books of the year! Read More

For James Dashner’s newest book Random House put together a sweepstakes of epic proportions. And I helped! Read More

Emma got a jump on the game by building her new website almost a year before her book was published. Now her website is ready to grow with her! Read More

A sweet new website with a pretty candy-coated shell but nutritious and well-planned content inside! Read More

A place to read “all things Kotkin.” We created a central home for all of Dr. Kotkin’s literary works – books, articles, and blog posts. Read More

A dark and moody design for best-selling author Lauren Kate creates a site where teenage girls can fall deeply in love with Kate’s books. Read More

An explosive new website for James Dashner provides the perfect meeting point for 2 series’ of books, an upcoming movie, author info and an organized fanbase called the Dashner Army. Read More

The author of The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants series has a long-awaited new book. We created a brand new website for Random House to showcase it. Read More

Ona’s books are rich in history and character development. Her new site takes on that personality and brings it to life visually for her readers. Read More

The mommy-blogs have arrived! Popular Huffington Post blogger Devon Corneal makes the jump to her own fully-featured, responsive blog and a new platform to discuss the ups, downs and sidewayses of being a mom. Read More

Brad made the process of developing my web site not only painless, but positively enjoyable. His enthusiastic, “can-do” attitude permeated every discussion we had. I would recommend him to any writer looking to develop a web site!

Emma Otheguy

Children's Author

Brad effectively translated my half-formed ideas into a beautiful website, and he gave me lots of choices and allowed plenty of feedback. He also did a great job making the web design flexible enough to evolve with my needs.

Carol Scibelli

Humor Writer & Speaker

I chose Apt Design because Brad’s websites stood out from all the others I saw. The bonus was that besides his talent he is also a joy to work with.

Traci Mann

Author, Professor of Psychology

Brad is an incredible designer. My book’s website is exactly what I wanted, even though I couldn’t even begin to articulate what I wanted before talking to Brad. Not only is the website wonderful, but he finished it faster than he promised, and he was great to work with. I am so glad I hired Brad for this project. I am absolutely delighted with the results.

I really can’t recommend Brad highly enough. He’s come through for us time after time, and always delivers outstanding work. His sites are beautiful and functional works of art. Brad has designed the websites for some of our biggest authors. You know he’ll deliver an amazing site, right on schedule.

Robert Howard

Author

Brad came up with a powerful visual look and graphic design that tied together the various “chapters” in my story. What’s more, he is a pleasure to work with—a great listener and highly collaborative!

Ona Russell

Author and Speaker

As an author, I wanted something that would showcase my books, but do so by telling a kind of story. And that is exactly what Brad accomplished. The finished product is beautiful, evocative and efficient, just like a great novel.

Brad is a complete professional and a pleasure to work with — he’s intuitive, creative, responsive and reliable.

Jennifer Skiff

Best-selling Author

Hiring Brad Fitzgerald to create my website was the greatest gift I gave to myself in 2013. He is a pleasure to work with!

Justen Forge

Author

EVERY project he works on is the most important project to him, and that’s how he makes you feel through his accessibility, responsiveness, communication and professionalism.

My interview with science-fiction and fantasy author Kay Kenyon, in which she discusses author marketing, getting into the flow, and how everything can change in an hour. Read More

Just a quick desktop for all the authors out there who put a piece of themselves into every word they write. This inspirational quote comes from Red Haircrow, a Native-American author and poet currently living in Germany. You can find him on Twitter at @Redhaircrow. Download the wallpaper for your desktop: 1366×768 | 1920×1080 |… Read More

Did you hear? Websites are becoming more and more important. In fact, they’re kinda crucial. Let’s take a look at the websites for the best-selling non-fiction authors of 2015 and see how they stack up (the websites, not the authors). Read More

You’ve done it! You’ve put in the time and dedication, the sweat and tears, and the heart and passion into writing and publishing your own book! Now what? …Will anyone read it? While there are great examples of self-published authors making lots of money many self-published books simply don’t make it further than being listed… Read More

After working with many published authors and on countless website projects, here are my tips for what every author site should include. Read More

Ten of my favorite articles from 2013. Well, the ones that makes sense on this blog anyways… Read More

I love books and am very interested in the convergence of the traditional publishing industry with the new world of ubiquitous screens (I’ve written about it here, here, and here). The entire industry is changing drastically and quickly, however the whole engine is still driven by the extraordinary minds creating content for us to read… Read More

With the introduction of a New Basecamp that didn’t have time-tracking it was time for me to look for a new Project Management System. I enjoyed the process I little too much. Here are my reviews of 7 of the best, along with a surprise ending.
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While working on some concepts for a new website I realized that a single, long-page design might be a good solution. That got me looking for some inspiration from others who had done something similar. Now, as a whole I think the single-page long-scrolling webpages are a fancy way for designers and developers to get… Read More

Custom design + compelling content = a great website that wins awards! I worked with award-winning sci-fi author Kay Kenyon a few years ago (read more about our project here) to create a beautiful new website. Since then she’s been adding great content to her site in the way of fantastic, relevant, and consistent blog… Read More