Each year, we design the cover of the chapbook for the Rolling Darkness Revue, a live performance of a playlet written by Peter Atkins and Glen Hirshberg. The book also contains original fiction.
This site promotes the seven-book series by bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. Features include a video gallery, fan art gallery, and custom-designed downloadables.
We redesigned the website of bestselling author Brandon Mull. The site matches his newest multiplatform phenomenon, Spirit Animals, which is part book series and part action role-playing game.
This site is the portal for Random House’s e-originals imprint Hydra, specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
We designed a new theme for the website of three-time Caldecott medal winner David Wiesner. The site matches his newest book, Mr. Wuffles!
This mini-site provided a portal to run a special promotion for the Terry Pratchett novel.
This site is the portal for Random House’s e-originals imprints Flirt and Loveswept.
Website to promote Red Rising by Pierce Brown.
This is a new mini-site with sendable e-cards all about the Tacky the Penguin story books.
Here’s a new website for all things geek! This website integrates a sign-up system for email newsletters.
New author website for the author of Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals and co-author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch.
Perseus put on this first-ever event at the BookExpo America.
We adapted the Dork Diaries website into a Norwegian language version. We’ve also created the US and UK websites for this series.
We created this site for The Blessed Trilogy by Tonya Hurley. Be sure to purge your sins using the InSINerator!
Two new websites to tell you about. For NBC Publishing, we launched a site about Heroes Get Hired, a book of job-hunting advice for military veterans. It has the entire book available for free online in multiple formats. And for author Stephan Talty, we launched a new website to promote his books, including his latest crime novel from Random House, Black Irish. You can visit them by clicking below:
We’ve recently completed several more projects for our clients NBC Publishing, Perseus Books, and Weinstein Books.
For NBC, we designed the book covers for Meet the Press: 65 Years of History In the Making, Volume 1 by Terry Golway and Beyond the Chestnut Trees: A Memoir by Maria Bauer. You can find out more about those books by clicking below:
For our longtime client Public Affiars/Perseus, we did a one-page website to promote Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment by Craig R. Whitney. You can visit that site by clicking below:
And for Weinstein Books, we launched a website to promote Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter by Fox Business Network anchor Melissa Francis. You can visit that site by clicking below:
Happy Black Friday! We have two websites to tell you about.
For author (and Deena Warner Design partner) Matthew Warner, we redesigned his existing website promoting his work. The homepage includes a side-scrolling slideshow widget that Matt programmed to highlight various projects. The site also has an alternate theme for mobile users, a print stylesheet, and special coding to preserve search engine optimization. The site incorporates and updates all previous content and includes a number of new pages.
For author K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr, we launched a site to promote their YA fantasy series, The Blackwell Pages. This website is a precursor to the more extensive website coming next year.
Please visit these two sites by clicking the thumbnails below!
In honor of Election Day, it’s only appropriate we show you the book cover Deena designed for Election Night: A Television History 1948-2012 by Stephen Battaglio, now out from NBC Publishing. Also shown is the graphic she created that shows the book inside an iPad frame:
For the Childrens Book Council, we recently launched a website for the Early Career Committee, which is “dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first 5 years in the children’s book publishing industry and contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole.” This is a large website with frequently updated content and a members-only area. Please visit it by clicking below.
We have three new websites to tell you about. First, for the Perseus Books Group, we launched a site for Alana Stewart’s memoir, Rearview Mirror. And for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, we launched sites for The Giver Quartet of books by Lois Lowry and the extensive Scientists in the Field non-fiction series. Please visit those sites by clicking below:
We recently launched two websites for readers of the Family Bedtime Treasury and Family Storybook Treasury from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. These sites are basically portals to allow people to download MP3s. There is a code included with each printed copy of the books that readers can use to get the files. You can visit them by clicking below:
For NBC Publishing, we designed a website to promote its new book series, Ring Force. NBC recently finished programming the site based on that design. Please visit it by clicking below:
Check out the cool ad we did for Clive Barker’s WEAVEWORLD on the website for the movie Prometheus! The ad is in the righthand column, a little ways down.
For Simon & Schuster, we recently launched a website to promote Merits of Michief by T.R. Burns. This is an unusual website design that simulates the interactive experience of a “K-PAK” tablet device, used by students at the Kilter Academy mentioned in the book. You can visit that site by clicking below:
We have two new websites to tell you about. First, we launched an updated author website for Patrick Robinson, author of The Delta Solution. And for Random House, we launched a site to promote The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson. You can visit those sites by clicking below:
Also, Deena Warner recently painted and designed a book cover for Queen of Blood by Bryan Smith. You can visit the publisher, Thunderstorm Books, by clicking below:
For more samples of Deena’s illustration work, please visit her website.
We just launched two new websites for Westview Press, an imprint of the Perseus Books Group. They are for Social Problems: An Advocate Group Approach by Sara Towe Horsfall and The Social Dynamics of Family Violence by Angela Hattery and Earl Smith. You can visit those sites by clicking below:
For the Perseus Books Group, we just launched a website to promote two novels by Erin Brockovich, who was famously portrayed by Julia Roberts in the film Erin Brockovich. You can visit it by clicking below:
We just launched a new website for the Houghton Mifflin Company promoting the Five Little Monkeys series by Eileen Christelow. Please visit it by clicking the thumbnail below. For this site, our team made a lot of cool animations and online games:
On another note, congratulations to Leymah Gbowee (see our 9/1/11 entry, below), who was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
We recently launched three new cool websites!
For Simon & Schuster, we merged and updated two preexisting sites for the Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell. You can visit that by clicking here:
For Random House, we launched a site for The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. You can visit that by clicking here:
And for Basic Books, we launched a site for Dog Sense by John Bradshaw. (Be sure to watch the interview on the Colbert Report!)
We recently launched a new website for The Goldstone Report: The Legacy of the Landmark Investigation of the Gaza Conflict for the Perseus Books Group. You can visit it by clicking below:
Happy New Year! We have two new websites to tell you about. For our client Perseus Books Group, we launched sites to promote Nocturne, a novel by Syrie James, and JFK: 50 Days. For the JFK website, we also designed some of the graphics that appear within the iPad app. You can visit those sites by clicking below:
Greetings! We’ve completed a number of exciting projects during the past month.
First, we programmed a couple of high-profile newsletters. For our client Perseus Books Group, we did the newsletter for the popular Skinny Bitch series, and for the Random House Publishing Group, we made a new newsletter for author Dean Koontz. Here are a couple thumbnails:
We also completed a number of websites for Perseus and Random House. For Perseus, sites for the Karen Vail series by Alan Jacobson, Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop by Otto Penzler, The Perfect Love Song by Patti Callahan Henry, and Bible Code III by Michael Drosnin. You can visit those site by clicking below:
For Random House, we did a splash page for the website of Jean Auel, author of Clan of the Cave Bear:
Finally, Deena completed a couple of illustration and print design projects you’ll find interesting. The first was the 10th anniversary edition of her collectible Halloween card. The card includes a short story by Will Ludwigsen that you can read by clicking below:
We have two new websites tell you about. The first, for author David Wiesner, was a redesign of an existing site. This was our first project for Houghton Mifflin Books. Visit that site by clicking here:
The next new site, for Seal Press / Perseus Books, is for author Gloria Feldt. We worked with developer Serena Freewomyn to create the new WordPress theme:
It’s interesting what happens when you mix and match words from your different projects. So, no, we don’t have any pretty magic pretzels here at Deena Warner Design, but we have launched three new websites that use some of those words:
For the Perseus Books Group, we recently launched a new website for Pretty Little Things, the new novel by Jilliane Hoffman, plus a website for the Daily Pretzel. The Daily Pretzel, for which Deena also designed a logo, is an information service about Perseus. You can visit those two sites by clicking below:
And for Woodland Press, we designed a template for their site promoting their forthcoming anthology, Mountain Magic: Spellbinding Tales of Appalachia. You can visit that site by clicking below:
We recently launched a new website for author Kelley Armstrong. You can visit that site by clicking here:
Also, we’re proud to announce that Deena Warner will be the Artist Guest of Honor at the Stoker Weekend 2011, which is the annual awards conference of the Horror Writers Association. You can read more about that by clicking here. Be sure to check out the header graphic with the lighthouse that Deena designed for the site, which was otherwise designed and programmed by Vince Liaguno of the HWA.
We’ve launched two more websites you should check out. The first was a cooperative effort with other website programmers to promote the music scene here in Staunton, Virginia. We did the front end design and some of the programming for the new website of the Staunton Music Guild. Visit that site by clicking below:
Also, for our client Random House, we launched a new website for David Mitchell, author of the new novel The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. Visit there by clicking below:
We’re here in New York City, having a great time at BookExpo America. We’ve met a number of our clients face-to-face, and have seen a few of our creations in action. Here are some pictures!
This week for Simon & Schuster we launched a new website to promote The Curse Workers, a new book series by Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles. You can visit that site by clicking below:
For author Tim Waggoner, we just launched a website to promote his new novel, Nekropolis. This site also features a book trailer that Deena Warner created, with voiceover by Matthew Warner. You can visit it by clicking below:
Often, clients ask us to design placeholder webpages for forthcoming websites while we develop the full websites. Recently, we posted three such pages that we’re proud of:
- For the Penguin Group, a temporary page for The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman.
- For the Random House Publishing Group, a temporary page for Find Subject Zero, a companion website to The Passage by Justin Cronin.
- For the Perseus Books Group, a temporary page for Blue Pearl: The Apps Marketplace.
Please visit these sites by clicking the links above!
Bestselling novelist Douglas Clegg recently gave a shout-out to Deena Warner in an interview you can read at theDF_underground. Within a discussion about self-promotion, he said;
I don’t do my own website. DeenaWarnerDesign.com does. Deena and her crew have created what I think is a world-class author site at www.DouglasClegg.com. I had very little to do with it other than to love it.
You can read the rest of his interview at this link.
And while you’re at it, please check out the new splash page we did for his website concerning his new novel, Neverland. The splash page clicks through to the main author website, which we launched last summer. You can find all that by clicking below:
For our client Perseus Books Group, we recently launched a site to promote The Risk Takers by Renee and Don Martin. You can visit that site by clicking below:
Greetings! We have two new websites to tell you about. For author Jordan Goodman, we launched a site to promote his new book, Master Your Debt. You can visit that site by clicking here:
And for Simon & Schuster, we launched a new author site for Brandon Mull, author of the Fablehaven series. Visit that site by clicking here:
We recently launched three new websites. The first is for author Michael Palmer, author of the new thriller The Last Surgeon. You can visit that site by clicking here:
The next two sites are to promote new books for the Perseus Books Group: Jonathan Krohn’s Defining Conservatism and Jeffrey Deaver’s Watchlist. You can visit those sites by clicking below:
One more new website to announce before the year is out:
For our client Perseus Books Group, we recently launched a website to promote Mary Balogh’s new novel, A Matter of Class. You can visit that site by clicking here:
Happy (almost) New Year! We recently launched two new websites.
For Michael Thomas Ford, author of the new vampire/Jane Austen mashup novel titled Jane Bites Back, we launched a new author website, which you can visit by clicking here:
And for Wealth Watchers International, we launched a new corporate website, which you can visit by clicking here:
Happy holidays! We’ve been busy here in Deena’s workshop, creating lots of things for our clients.
For instance, we recently designed five . . . golden rings! No, no, I mean, five book covers, which you can view in our book covers archive. They were for Tasmaniac Publications, Thunderstorm Books, Earthling Publications, and Dark Scribe Press.
On our print ads & flyers archive, you can see thumbnails of advertisements we designed for the American Heart Association and Thunderstorm Books. If you scroll down, you’ll also see a flyer we designed to promote a local theatrical production, My Name is Rachel Corrie.
On our e-cards archive, you’ll find pictures of e-cards that we recently designed for the American Heart Association and Random House Publishing Group.
And finally, on our websites archive, you’ll find a thumbnail of a corporate website we recently designed for the Perseus Books Group Academic division.
We hope your holidays are filled with lots of happiness and presents!
Happy holidays! We’ve been busy here designing new stuff. First, for the Perseus Books Group, we launched a site for the new Quantico novel by Greg Bear titled Mariposa. You can visit that site by clicking here:
And for the Random House Publishing Group, we designed a new e-newsletter for author Elizabeth Berg. You can see a thumbnail of this and other newsletters we done on our E-cards & E-newsletters page.
Today we launched another book website for the Perseus Books Group. This one is for The Christmas Clock, a novel by Kat Martin. You can visit that site by clicking the thumbnail below:
This week, we launched two more websites. The first was an unusual type of site for us to do. It’s for author Jeremy Stone, son of noted journalist I. F. Stone and past president of the Federation of American Scientists. It primarily features the text of his e-book, Catalytic Diplomacy: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran, concerning his unofficial diplomatic junkets across the world to tackle such problems as nuclear proliferation. For this site, we completely built a custom content management system to allow the author to edit the text and to manage the book’s hundreds of images, endnotes, and appendices. Early next year, Deena Warner Design will design a print edition of the book. You can visit the site and read about Mr. Stone’s extraordinary adventures by clicking here:
We also launched a new site for the Perseus Books Group to promote Eileen Goudge’s new novel, Once in a Blue Moon. You can visit that site by clicking here:
We’ve just launched three more websites for the Perseus Books Group. The first is for 13 1/2, a novel by Nevada Barr, which you can visit by clicking here:
The second is for Crush, a novel by Alan Jacobson:
And the third is for 29 Gifts, a memoir by Cami Walker:
Please take a few moments to visit these new websites.
We recently launched two more websites for the Perseus Books Group. The first is for Max Blumenthal’s new book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party, and you can visit it by clicking here:
The next is for My Doodle Masterpiece! to promote the series of popular art books by Nikalas Catlow. You can visit it by clicking here:
Be sure to make your own emailable Doodles with the online widgets, programmed by ABMarketWorks.
This week, we launched two very different author websites. The first is for author Alison Hart, author of several young adult novels that often have a pastoral theme. Click on this thumbnail to take a look:
The next is for Douglas Clegg, author of many horror and suspense novels. His website includes features such as a rotating carousel of books. Click here to see it:
Keeping in the horror theme, we recently designed this cover for Tasmaniac Publications (using someone else’s spooky artwork):
And, finally, we designed this year’s installment of the Leblanc Literacy Challenge, an online game:
On a personal note, Deena and Matt are celebrating the recent birth of their first child, Owen. Deena has been on maternity leave this month and storing up on sleep for a return to work next week.
Last week, we launched a new website for author Ivy Pochoda. Her novel, forthcoming from St. Martin’s Press, is The Art of Disappearing. You can visit this website by clicking on the thumbnail below:
We recently launched two new book websites for the Perseus Books Group. The first is for The Twelve by William Gladstone, a thriller about an ancient Mayan doomsday prophecy. The second is for Whiskey Gulf by Clive Ford, a thriller about high seas intrigue. You can visit these sites by clicking on the thumbnails below:
In time for this week’s Comic-Con convention in San Diego, we’ve launched two huge websites. The first, for the Random House Publishing Group, announces the publication of Star Wars: Death Troopers by Joe Schreiber — a novel that combines two of our loves, horror and Star Wars, all in one book. You can visit the site by clicking the thumbnail below:
We also designed a Star Wars-themed e-newsletter for Random House, plus an e-newsletter for Random House author Terry Brooks, both of which you can you view on our E-cards & E-newsletters page.
The second huge site we launched was for Simon & Schuster and its author Scott Westerfeld. Westerfeld is the author of a new steampunk book series called Leviathan. Deena had a lot of fun creating the animation for the homepage, which shows gears and steam combining to form the author’s name. You can visit that site by clicking ths thumbnail:
Other recent websites include Hope for Kai, a charity site for a young boy who needs donations for a bone marrow transplant (so make sure you visit the site!), and a site for The Cluetrain Manifesto book from the Perseus Books Group.
Lastly, visit our Interactive Movies and Games page for a special treat. To promote author Tim Waggoner’s new novel Nekropolis, Deena created a special book video with a voiceover by Matt.
We recently posted a new website for publisher Simon & Schuster. Amelia Rules! chronicles the adventures of Amelia Louise McBride, a “4th grade spitfire,” as told in this series of popular graphic novels by Jimmy Gownley. The site is fully content-managed by the client and has numerous features such as a daily comic strip. You can visit it by clicking the thumbnail image below:
We’ve recently launched a ton of new websites:
- for the Perseus Books Group, sites promoting new books — Silence by Thomas Perry, The Shimmer by David Morrell, Unscientific America by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum — and a new corporate website for the Perseus Speakers Bureau
- new sites for authors Rachel Lehmann-Haupt and David Liss
- a redesign of the City Access New York organizational website
We also designed a web banner for D. Harlan Wilson’s new non-fiction book, Technologized Desire, from Guide Dog Books.
Please click on the links above to explore these new items. Happy summer!
We recently launched two more websites for the Perseus Books Group: one for Diamondhead, the new suspense novel by Patrick Robinson, and one for The Compass, an inspirational novel by Tammy Kling and John Spencer Ellis. You can visit those websites by clicking on the thumbnails below:
The above picture of Deena is from last weekend’s Hypericon convention in Nashville, TN, where we spent an enjoyable few days catching up with clients and selling Deena’s artwork. Deena is seen here beside her display at the art show, showing some of her fine art. (A portfolio of her work is here.) If you look closely, you can see her “baby bump.” The big day is only a couple months away!
While there, Deena took place in a “watch the artist work” exhibition event where guest artists painted a piece to be auctioned off for charity. Deena painted the below piece, “Jarod’s Bane,” in honor of our artist friend Jarod Kearney.
Deena and our freelancers have been quite busy lately. You can view their latest projects within the galleries on this website:
- On the websites page, you can see websites for the new books In Her Own Sweet Time from the Perseus Books Group and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from the Random House Publishing Group.
- On the online graphics page are new web banners for the American Heart Association and Perseus Books Group.
- On the e-cards and e-newsletters page are thumbnails of newsletters, e-cards, and promotional emails we designed for the Random House Publishing Group and Perseus Books Group.
- On the book covers page is a cover design that Deena did for Cruel Summer from Tamaniac Publications.
- On the ads and flyers page are new flyers and bookmarks for the Anne Frank Center and authors Tim Waggoner and Tim Lebbon.
- And on the other graphics page are new covers for Jazz Improv NY magazine and the Anne Frank Center annual report, postcards for the Anne Frank Center, and a picture of an outdoor billboard at the Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Please take a few minutes to browse these new projects, and in the meantime, happy (almost) summer!
Well, okay, there’s no such thing as the Cathy’s Skinny Bastard Potato Peel Contest. But if you were to combine the three contest pages we just designed into one big contest, then that’s what it would be called.
Maybe. Sort of.
Okay, not really. But it got your attention. (Ahem.)
Behind contest door #1 is the What’s Good for the Bitch is Good for the Bastard contest from the Perseus Books Group, which you can enter at this link. This contest promotes the new Skinny Bastard diet/lifestyle book by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin.
Behind door #2 is the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society contest from Random House Publishing, which you can enter at this link. It’s to promote the new historical fiction novel of the same name by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.
And lastly, behind door #3 is the Cathy’s Ring contest from the Perseus Books Group, which you can enter at this link. This one promotes the Cathy’s Book, Cathy’s Ring, and Cathy’s Key novels by Sean Stewart, Jordan Weisman, and Cathy Brigg.
Enjoy, and good luck!
This week, we launched two more sites for the Perseus Books Group: Skinny Bastard, the latest diet book by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin, and Travel as a Political Act by Rick Steves. You can visit those sites by clicking on the thumbnails below:
This week, the Perseus Book Group launched the BOOK: The Sequel website to solicit your “first sentence” of a sequel to any famous book. Perseus will edit and print a collection of these submissions during the Book Expo America to promote their services. Book royalties benefit the National Book Foundation.
We did some graphic design for the site, including a banner that you can view at this link.
W recently launched two more book websites for the Perseus Books Group. The first is to promote Donald Trump’s new collection of inspirational essays, Think Like a Champion. The second is for Shane Briant’s suspense novel, Worst Nightmares. You can visit those sites by clicking on the thumbnails below:
Today we’re proud to welcome another print designer into our company. Courtney Ledbetter has worked in the printing and advertising industries for over 20 years and is thoroughly experienced in all aspects of print design. Please take a few minutes to read more about Courtney by clicking on her picture below:
Deena Warner is in the running for a 2008 British Fantasy Award for Best Artist. The British Fantasy Society’s “long list” ballot for the award lists Deena’s collectible Halloween cards in one of the 18 nominee slots. You can view the ballot here. Winners will be announced at British Fantasy Awards at FantasyCon in September.
You can view the artwork Deena used in the Halloween card at her newly redesigned artist website by clicking on the thumbnail below. Congratulations, Deena!
This week, we launched a new website for the Perseus Books Group to promote The Diary by Eileen Goudge. You can visit it by clicking the thumbnail below:
This site also features a number of e-cards that we programmed. Please check them out, and send a nice message to your mom.
This past week, we launched three new websites. For the Perseus Books Group, we did sites for books Life is Like a Sailboat by John Grogan and Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman. You can view the sites by clicking on these thumbnails:
And for The Dwelling Place church in Indianapolis, IN, we redesigned their website, bringing together all their blogs, calendars, podcasts, and photos under one virtual roof. You can visit that site by clicking here: