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Bookwise is a conversion-focused WordPress theme for indie authors and writer-preneurs.

Bookwise is the best way to craft a professional website for your indie author personal brand, connect with your readers, and ultimately sell more books ... ZERO coding required!

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If you're an indie author, you need a great website to showcase your work and connect with your readers. But a generic website just won't cut it. You need a place to show off your books, events, reviews, and of course yourself... the author.

Whether you write sci-fi, romance, fantasy, young adult, historical fiction, or futuristic Western-inspired steampunk, Bookwise is your secret to building an author-focused online brand, and giving your books the platform they deserve.

Are you ready to reach more readers and sell more books?


Stunning Page Templates to Showcase your Books, Reviews, and Upcoming Events

Bookwise is built – from the ground up – to meet the unique needs of creative writers. Showcase your best work with stunning Book pages, feature your best reader and critic feedback with a special Reviews page, and share your upcoming workshops, conventions, and public readings with a compelling Events page.

Craft the Perfect Author Website – With ZERO Coding Knowledge

You need to invest your time writing and promoting your novels, NOT learning how to code or design a website.

Bookwise uses Thrive Theme Builder to let you visually customize every single element of your website to match your brand and personality. Customizing your author website is fast, intuitive and even fun!

You guys did your RESEARCH!

Seriously...  as a writer and marketer who specializes in helping business owners self-publish their book, I have to say, you guys NAILED it!

Your attention to detail to what's going on in the publishing space is remarkable. 
This is such an exciting theme and your entire team should be proud.

Michael D  //  Writer & marketer for self-published authors

Choose the Best Homepage For YOUR Author Brand

Do you want to lead with your personal brand as an author or your latest book? The choice is yours... 

A professional, indie author personal brand needs a killer homepage, and Bookwise offers two: An Author-Focused homepage and a Book-Focused homepage – so you can choose how to position and market yourself and your body of work.

Showcase Your Books, Characters, Plots, World-Building and More

Your books deserve to be read!

Bookwise gives your books the chance to shine, with a beautifully designed template to showcase your stories and characters.

Get your readers excited by sharing a compelling synopsis AND, when they're ready to buy, offer them a range of purchase buttons to retailers like Amazon, Smashwords, Scribd, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books and more...

Or cut out the middle men entirely and sell your books directly from your own website!

Feature Your Best Reviews to Build Social Proof

Every writer knows that reviews sell books.

That's why Bookwise comes with a specially designed Reviews page template with space to show off your very best reader and critic reviews.

Professionally designed Blocks also make it easy to quickly add impressive reviews to any page on your website, so you can build social proof and increase your sales. 

Promote Your Upcoming Author Events — Both Online and In-Person

Share your upcoming workshops, conventions, public readings and webinars.

If you're the kind of writer who enjoys connecting with your readers and fellow authors, you'll LOVE the stylish Events page template in Bookwise.

It includes easy-to-customize sections for upcoming interviews, in-person or live events, as well as an embedded contact form so people can enquire about booking a seat to see you speak!

But it doesn't stop there... Bookwise also includes templates for online:

Share Quick Updates on Current Writing Projects... or for NaNoWriMo Accountability!

In addition to some visually stunning blog post templates (grid or masonry layout), Bookwise also features a very special Micro Blogging template that is perfect for those quick updates that don't warrant a full post.

You can use Micro Blog Posts to keep your readers informed of your latest work in progress, hold yourself accountable, or even to keep a NaNoWriMo log so you feel motivated to hit this year's 50,000 word target!

Grow Your Email List with Special Lead Generation Templates

It's not enough to write amazing books, you also have to tell people about them. 

Email marketing lets you build a list of loyal fans and readers to connect with... even after they've left your website.

Bookwise helps you grow your email list with conversion-focused templates for lead generation, email confirmation, and thank you pages. It also includes enticing opt-in forms that you can include on any page of your website.

Connect Your Online Writing Profiles and Book Selling Platforms

We know online writing and reading communities are different from the typical social media scene.

Sure, you still have Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and even Instagram...

But what about Goodreads, Scribd and bookselling platforms like Amazon and Smashwords?

Bookwise has you covered, with eye-catching buttons and icons to connect with all your favorite author-related websites.

Craft the Perfect Website with Sections and Blocks

Bookwise comes with tons of great looking Section and Block templates to help you customize your perfect indie author website.

Want to quickly add a great review to one of your book pages? Just drag, drop and customize.

How about showing off your latest blog posts? No problem. Choose from 5 stylish Block templates.

Maybe you'd like to swap out the entire top or bottom sections? Click, click, done.

Bookwise is like having a team of professional designers on hand 24/7 to give your books and brand the attention they deserve!

Create No Photoshop Mockups to Show Off Your Work as Traditional Book Covers or Digital eBooks

Sick of using Photoshop to hack together book cover images?

Instantly create believable book cover mockups simply by uploading an image and customizing the title. It takes 2 minutes, looks great, and helps bring your books to life.

Bookwise’s mockup templates even lets you create eBook reader previews, so your readers understand your books are also available to buy in eBook formats like MOBI and EPUB.

Quickly Update Bookwise Everywhere with Our Smart Template & Smart Site Technology

Thrive Theme Builder makes it easy to manage and update your Bookwise website from one central location using dynamic global color settings, centralized font management, and effortless control over your logos.

Quickly change brand colors, fonts and your social media info everywhere with a single click.

Update site colors everywhere

Centrally manage fonts & Typograhy

Easily update brand info everywhere

Easy logo & favicon management



WordPress site owners are already using Thrive Theme Builder

Eliminate Plugin Bloat, Improve Your Site Performance

Free and premium third party plugins can cost you a bundle, fill your theme with bloated code, slow down your site, and require constant maintenance and site-security vigilance. Do you really know who’s behind that plugin and if they’re actually keeping it up-to-date? 

Thrive Theme Builder + Bookwise replaces so many unnecessary WordPress plugins!

With Thrive Theme Builder You Will  No Longer Need:

CSS Styling Plugins

Custom Sidebar Plugins

Contact Form Plugins

Related Post Plugins

Image Galleries or Carousels

Image Lightbox Popup Plugins

Category Redirect Plugins

Page & Post Cloning Plugins

Author Box Plugins

Custom 404 Page Plugins

Social Media Sharing Plugins

Custom Mega Menu Plugins

Get Instant Access to Thrive University, the Thrive Knowledge Base & Our Team of WordPress Customer Support Experts

When you join the Thrive Themes family, you’re getting so much more than themes and plugins.

We’re passionate about helping you grow your online business faster and easier than ever before. We provide our customers with some of the best marketing training in the industry via Thrive University, and our support team is ready to help you whenever needed.

Bookwise for Thrive Theme Builder Is Backed by a World Class WordPress Development Team.

7+ Years Experience Shipping The Best WordPress Software On The Market

When you buy Thrive Suite, you’re not just getting Bookwise and Thrive Theme Builder, plus all of our conversion-focused plugins, you’re also getting peace of mind that your website is being supported by a world class development team.

Our developers have been on the forefront of visual editing technology since the beginning. We're obsessive about improving our products, which means Thrive Theme Builder will only get better and better.


Dude. YAS! Can't wait to check it out!
Pssstt! You guys are doing amazing work! I moved all my clients to Thrive, including big companies.♥ ♥ ♥
Can't wait to see what's coming next.

Justin R.

To put it in a word...Brilliant! But the first word that came to mind is BadAss... I'm not a fan of plugin bloat insanity. My take on Thrive Theme Builder > You good people just hit a bases-loaded walk-off Homerun...For me and every other Thrive Theme tribe member. 

aamirah b

this is really good insight, as i’ve used a few plugins as mentioned. so tired of buying themes then adding plugins, loving the new theme builder!! my daughter laughs at me every time i say thrive themes is all i use for wordpress. awesome job.


I just want to say WOW – the new Thrive Theme Builder is amazing!!! I am so impressed. It’s literally solving all the problems I had before.

Volker H

As a former AVADA user I recommend to get rid of this….theme. It takes a bit of effort but you save more than this amount of effort in the future and you get an excellent support.
Most of the migration effort will be the deletion of the avada syntax.
Due to the ability to use templates and symbols in Thrive Architect you can migrate very efficiently.

David C.

OK, that’s just amazing! I love how Thrive continues to not only improve the best theme builder around, but also makes the components within that theme builder the very best available, anywhere. Great job!

Included with Bookwise...

FREE Bonus Course:

Build YOUR Perfect Indie Author Website

Get our FREE BONUS video course to learn how to build an amazing website for your author brand.

This free course is packed with valuable tips to help writers create a visually stunning online brand without any coding or design skills, so you can focus instead on writing your next bestseller. The video workshop is included with your purchase of Thrive Theme Builder, so you can get started building and customizing YOUR OWN professional indie author website right now.

Here’s what you’ll learn in the workshop:
  • The key pages that every indie author website needs
  • The difference between an author website from a ‘normal’ website
  • How to integrate with online retailers & social platforms to sell more books
  • How to build an engaged email list to communicate with your readers
  • How to showcase your book reviews and upcoming events
  • How to create a great blog experience for your audience

Scroll down to see how you can access this video workshop

Get Instant Access to Bookwise when you purchase either Thrive Theme Builder or Thrive Suite today!

No risk. No obligation.

Start taking your online business to the next level

Get access to Thrive Theme Builder plus all of our companion themes as part of the Thrive Build bundle of WordPress plugins

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We're so confident you'll love Bookwise and Thrive Theme Builder, we give you a 30-day, no-nonsense, money back guarantee.

That means you can try Bookwise with no risk or obligation for 30 days, AND if you don't like it for any reason, get a full refund anytime within 30 days after your purchase. If you have any issues, just get in touch with our friendly support team and they'll either help you out until you get the results you need or give you a swift refund.

Get Bookwise today to get instant access to everything inside Thrive Theme Builder – Your WordPress Theme For Creating Websites That Convert

When you get Bookwise with Thrive Theme Builder today, you're also getting a business-building toolkit for WordPress. Here's some of the great tools included with your purchase of Thrive Theme Builder...

Companion Themes

Thrive Theme Builder + Bookwise + Kwik + Ommi + Shapeshift - Get the only WordPress site builder you’ll ever need, with several ready-to-go companion themes – including Bookwise!

Conversion Focused Page Templates

Get access to ALL the landing page templates that come with Thrive Theme Builder's Bookwise, Shapeshift, Ommi and Kwik companion themes to help grow your business. Visually edit your key website pages at the speed of drag & drop

Pre-Built Page Section Templates

PLUS... get page section templates to quickly customize specific sections on each page you build. Want to change a page's top section to focus on new reader lead generation? In one-click, you can swap out any page section with a fresh new design

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Bookwise and Thrive Theme Builder?

Bookwise is one of four companion theme templates that comes with Thrive Theme Builder.

Thrive Theme Builder is the WordPress theme and technology that powers Bookwise. From visual editing, to design elements, Thrive Theme Builder puts you in visual building control over your entire WordPress website. 

Do I need Thrive Suite and Thrive Theme Builder to use Bookwise?

In order to access Bookwise, you need to purchase and maintain an active subscription of the Thrive Theme Builder WordPress theme.

Alternatively, you can purchase Thrive Suite, which not only includes Thrive Theme Builder, but also ALL of the Thrive Themes conversion-focused plugins (Thrive Architect, Thrive Leads, Thrive Apprentice, Thrive Quiz Builder, and more...)

What other plugins do I need to install to get Bookwise to work?

To get Bookwise set up on your site you’ll need to install the Thrive Product Manager, then install Thrive Theme Builder.

Once Thrive Theme Builder is activated as your WordPress theme, you can follow the steps in Thrive Theme Builder's site setup wizard to select Bookwise as your companion theme design, and then customize it to your exact indie author business needs.

Can I create a WooCommerce shop with Bookwise?

Yes! With Thrive Theme Builder's native WooCommerce integration, you can connect WooCommerce painlessly to start selling copies of your book(s) right away!

Is it possible to make my site look like the Bookwise demo site?

Yes! It’s easy to replicate the look and feel of the demo site if that’s what you want. It's also easy to customize your site and build something 100% unique for your brand with Thrive Theme Builder's visual editor.

Does Bookwise work with Thrive Architect and your other Thrive Themes plugins?

Absolutely! Bookwise and Thrive Theme Builder work seamlessly with all our other Thrive Themes plugins (e.g. Thrive Architect, Thrive Leads, Thrive Apprentice, Thrive Quiz Builder, Thrive Automator, etc.).

In fact, if you purchase Thrive Suite instead of an single Thrive Theme Builder site license, you get an entire business building toolkit for one low annual subscription!

Can I try out Bookwise before I buy?

Yes, you can try Bookwise risk free for 30 days.

Should you desire a refund at any point within 30 days of your purchase, our support team will honor your request — no questions asked.

There's no obligation and no risk. 

How Much Is Total WordPress Site-Building & Design Freedom Worth To You?

When you install Bookwise + Thrive Theme Builder, you're getting much more than just the best – and most customizable! – WordPress theme for indie authors.

You’re Getting All This Today:

  • Bookwise (along with our other companion theme templates, including Kwik, Ommi and Shapeshift)
  • A Choice of Author-Focused or Book-Focused Homepage Templates
  • Professional Templates for Your Books, Reviews and Author Events
  • Tons of Great Looking Templates for Headers, Footers, Blog Posts, Pages, Blocks... and much more.
  • A bonus video workshop to help you build a great indie author website, while also learning how to get the most out of Bookwise straight away
  • Unlimited Support while your Thrive Theme Builder license remains active
  • Unlimited Updates while your Thrive Theme Builder license remains active 
  • Millions of potential design combinations

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