15+ Best WordPress Themes for Novelists

Writing is an eternal art form that’s been passed down through the ages. Today, a novel is a great source of relaxation, inspiration and introspection from the humdrum of everyday life. However, in order to make you work to reach your right audience, you’ll need to start making it visible. Give it a great cover. Spend some dollars promoting it online.

But before that, you’d need a damn fine website to showcase the manifestation of your work. We can help you do that. Check out these 15+ WordPress themes, designed specifically for novelists such as yourself. Let’s get started.


wordpress themes for novelists - divi layout

ElegantThemes` Divi theme is the all-in-one theme you could use for so many projects, including websites for novelists. In fact, many people are using the Divi theme for all of their websites. This Divi layout can be used as homepage for book writers with success.


Author Pro ($99.95)

Developed by StudioPress, Author Pro radiates a calm, serene vibe in your website. With bold typography and succinct use of whitespace, it gives your novel the look it deserves.

Author Pro is powered by the industry-leading Genesis Framework, which is used by over 250,000 WordPress websites globally.


Off The Shelf ($49)

This is one of the best-designed landing pages in my opinion. It brilliantly captures the essence of a novel while maintaining its conversion-specific design. Among other WordPress themes for novelists or book authors, this theme truly captures the essence of writing.

I would definitely recommend some headshots and customize the accent color of this theme to score the perfect design combo.


BeTheme – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme ($59)

One of the best selling themes on ThemeForest, BeTheme has over 250 website templates including the one you see in the screenshot above.

All this for 59 dollars. If you’re a novelist who also likes to dabble with WordPress sites, you should pick this theme.


WordPress Themes for Novelists: Novella ($58)

If you ever wanted to sell add-ons to your novel, for example, character backgrounds, Novela would be the perfect way to pitch it. The theme is built to showcase your novel’s characters.

You can hide the jaw-dropping or soul-crushing behind a download. The theme has inbuilt support for Easy Digital Downloads, which makes it super easy to sell digital content.


The Novelist: Responsive WP Theme for Writers ($54)

A beautiful theme with brilliant typography that simply draws the reader’s eyes to the pages.

This is a perfect theme to entice your readers with the first few pages of your work.


Bookshelf | Books, and Online Media Store ($59)

Bookshelf features a vivid, aesthetically pleasing design with it careful use of colours.

You can use this theme to showcase your work and build a community around it.


Preface ($62)

Preface features a cool, solid and clutter-free layout to feature your novels.

With WooCommerce integration, Preface has provision for a book launch, a filterable portfolio and much more. You can set up shop in no time!


Publisher ($59+)

As the name suggests, this is a great theme for novelists with multiple books under their hat.

The theme is designed to showcase all your books, author info, a video review/interview and a blog section under one page.


GraceUnderPressure ($59)

An excellent typography focused theme that uses a fixed sidebar to showcase your creative writing.

If you’re a novelist and want to share bits and pieces, (even hints maybe!) with your fans – this theme would be a great place to showcase it.


BEBO – Book + Author Landing Page ($44)

BEBO is another great example of a novel’s landing page done right.

Its elegant design inspires an aura of beauty around the fact.


Brown ($49)

Brown serves as a brilliant landing page for your novel.

It also has a unique book-slider preview feature, along with AJAX enabled MailChimp subscription to help grow your fan base.


Storia ($39)

Storia is a uniquely crafted theme designed to curate a distraction-free reading experience.

With powerful typography and clutter-free design, this theme brings captures the essence of the novelist in you.


Book Author ($59+)

A perfect theme to showcase your literary works, this theme was built for the ground-up keeping novelists in mind.

With highly customizable pages, along with a detailed book page, the Book Author theme by Templatic gives you the ability to setup your online store in no time!


Typology ($49)

Typology focuses on the essential elements of an aspiring novelist’s fan base – readability, powered by crisp, clean typography.

The theme intentionally does not come with a sidebar, so you can focus on the words that matter.


No Sidebar ($99.95)

No Sidebar focuses on clutter-free design, minimalism and crisp typography.

Perfect for budding novelists, this theme from StudioPress ensures security, reliability and a pristine reading experience.



We hope you enjoyed viewing this theme list as much as we did building it. Please let us know if we missed your favorite theme.

Fun fact: If I were ever a novelist, I would choose Author Pro by StudioPress as the go-to theme. What would you pick?

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