Books From Australia

I have a crazy plan for a new industry-wide platform and only a few weeks to pull it off. As soon as I said this to my colleagues who had worked with Jin and Co on numerous websites before, they said “then you have to talk to Jin!”

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Books From Australia

I have a crazy plan for a new industry-wide platform and only a few weeks to pull it off.

As soon as I said this to my colleagues who had worked with Jin and Co on numerous websites before, they said
“then you have to talk to Jin!”

Jin also got an extra tick for mostly serving author and writer websites — so we know he is a supporter of writing and books, like us. We were impressed with how quickly he saw what we were aiming to achieve. 

Each year the APA coordinates a Frankfurt Book Fair program to support smaller independent Publishers in attendance at the world’s largest book fair, Frankfurt, which draws rights agents (buyers of books rights) from across the globe. 

With the inability for Australian attendance at Frankfurt in 2020 due to COVID, the APA supported Australian publishers in boosting their digital presence. The website serves to promote Australian publishers and the titles and rights they wish to spruik internationally.

It serves as a Virtual Australian Collective book fair stand platform while travel to and exhibition at international events like Frankfurt is impossible, and also provide more general market insights and updates to those looking to learn more about the Australian book industry.

Jin is easy to communicate with and always meets us where our needs are — even if it’s a complex ask with a (very) short timeframe. He lays out how to use your website very clearly and offered learning tools to ensure your self-sufficiency going forward. 

Jin integrated a spreadsheet of book titles and associated metadata into the website and mapped that to directly import into a fresh-looking public facing template. This meant that we were able to set up direct imports for 50+ different publishers, letting them update their own title data without editing the website directly. We were able to focus on wrangling publishing staff for metadata gathering, trusting that Jin would make our untested data imports work smoothly.

Jin turned a complex build around for us in a tight timeframe and I think he is still talking to us! 🙂

Chat with Jin about your project and he will be able to make something work for you.

Leesa Lambert / The Little Bookroom

“We had been talking about overhauling our website for years. Always wanting a level of customisation that wasn’t available with our previous site. We couldn’t recommend Jin & Co. highly enough for other bookstores looking for a more personal presence online.”

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Leesa Lambert / The Little Bookroom

We had been talking about overhauling our website for years, always wanting a level of customisation that wasn’t available with our previous site.

After Michael had such a fantastic experience working with Jin & Co for his author website, we knew they’d be ideal for this project.

As predicted, they were!

Working from an exceptionally long wishlist, we were able to get exactly what we wanted, realised with more ease and finesse than we imagined was possible. Jin’s thoroughness and speed in responding were outstanding.

Moving from a Circlesoft-based website to an integrated system that uses WordPress as a wrap-around for the Circlesoft shop, means that we now have all the control we wanted, without losing any of the work we’d put into curating lists etc in Circlesoft.

We couldn’t recommend Jin & Co highly enough to other bookstores looking for a more personal presence online.

We are thrilled with the way that our new website reflects the multitude of offerings we have in store, in such an attractive way.

– Leesa Lambert & Michael Earp, The Little Bookroom

Karen Loon

After searching online for potential web designers, I quickly concluded that Jin & Co would be the right provider. The websites he has developed for his clients are all beautiful yet unique. And he has also worked with clients outside of Australia.

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Karen Loon

After searching online for potential web designers, I quickly concluded that Jin & Co would be the right provider. The websites he has developed for his clients are all beautiful yet unique. And he has also worked with clients outside of Australia.

As my book’s target market is professionals, I wanted a clean, tasteful site that reflected my personality. I definitely didn’t want a boilerplate website with an aggressive sales tone.

Jin is a pleasure to work with. Working with Jin was really easy for me, even though I live in Singapore, and he is based in Melbourne. All of our communication, bar one phone call, was via email.

His emails were clear and transparent, laying out clearly the steps and timelines in the process. He also accommodated my requests for some minor changes in the mockup when we went along. I loved the personalised instructional videos and screenshots he sent me to help guide me on how to use the site. He also was able to recommend to me various tools that I could use to help me manage my site. Finally, there were no unexpected surprises along the way.

I was thrilled with the final result, which looks fantastic! I highly recommend Jin.

Love OzYA

“Jin generously donated his time and expertise to create a website that would unite the OzYA community.”

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Love OzYA

Jin generously donated his time and expertise to create a website that would unite the OzYA community.

He immediately saw what we were after and provided an incredible amount of guidance to ensure that the website represented the community in both style and functionality.

Jin volunteered his skills for this project, and was incredibly patient with the LoveOzYA volunteer committee as we brainstormed the content, and it is entirely thanks to him that the website is as good as it is.

Gabby Leibovich

“The beautiful look and feel that comes from our website has been crucial in helping us launch our book, Catch of the Decade.”

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Gabby Leibovich

I was looking for a cool, easy to navigate site that will be a starting place for anyone looking at our book from readers to media to book stores.

After searching online for someone to build the site, I was surprised to see that Jin And Co. specialises in creating websites for books. Since this is my first ever book, I wanted to work with someone that understands the special needs and requirements to launch and market a book.

I also liked Jin’s office was just 2km from my house. Saying all that everything happened through the peak of Victorian Covid19, and I found communication by email and zoom to be so easy. Jin is very attentive and very quick. I really liked the first design concept that was offered and we went with that. I’m really really proud of the final product: it’s cool, it’s fun, touches all the relevant points, and easy to navigate and understand.

I wanted the site to be different and innovative like our business, and Jin went along with all of my suggestions and ideas – nothing was too hard or overly complicated.

I like how even 3 months into the launch, we keep updating and adding to the site for the benefit of the user.

What would be my advice for other writers considering Jin’s services? Just do it! As we say in our book: great idea by midnight, execute by midday. Jin is fast!

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ABIA Awards

“Cannot give a higher recommendation to Jin And Co – it’s a consensus shared by many of my peers. Most recently the landing page he designed for the ABIA Awards (which were moved online due to COVID-19), was a crucial part of us being able to execute it and bring a lot of joy to our community in such uncertain times. I can’t wait to see what he makes for us next.”

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ABIA Awards

Jin has been serving our industry for a long, long time and really know the special needs of the book business.

The sites he creates aren’t just functional – they also have a brilliant sense of cohesion and design – and really communicated the values that we’ve tried to embody as an organisation. They’re also so robust and stable and easy-to-use.

When you’re time poor and under pressure – to work with someone and a team with such vision and intuition, who asks great questions and has such user-friendly, creative and elegant solutions – it’s amazing.

Cannot give a higher recommendation to Jin And Co – it’s a consensus shared by many of my peers. Most recently the landing page he designed for the ABIA Awards (which were moved online due to COVID-19), was a crucial part of us being able to execute it and bring a lot of joy to our community in such uncertain times. I can’t wait to see what he makes for us next.

Trusted by top authors in Australia and around the world, a Jin & Co. author website template gives you a unique identity to promote both you and your books.

Why choose us? Because you need a partner who truly understands the specific needs of authors. Plus, we’re the only company offering pre-designed, one-of-a-kind author websites at an upfront fixed price.

Learn more about our story, or get in touch today.

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