OneIMS Announces Launch of SportsFan Chronicles Website

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After months of development, OneIMS has recently launched a new website for their client and author’s new sports novel. The Chicago-based marketing and web design company incorporated social media and e-commerce features to accommodate simple, intuitive interaction for visitors.

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To introduce more readers to Kurt Weichert’s new novel, SportsFan Chronicles, OneIMS has developed and launched a website showcasing the author and his series of books about sports. In addition to keeping fans informed about new developments, the SportsFan Chronicles website integrates a shopping cart to offer hardcover and paperback book sales directly through the website, as well as links to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks to make the novel readily available in these popular e-book formats.

SportsFan Chronicles, the first novel in the series, follows two sports fans who find themselves on the verge of realizing their lifelong dream—a dream undoubtedly shared by many of the book’s readers. After winning the lottery, Kurt and Brian realize that they have the means to purchase an NFL team. The only thing standing in their way is their despicable former boss.

The website offers authorial insight, wherein Weichert reflects on how his experience as a television writer and, of course, a sports fan, informed his approach to the book. Facebook and Twitter integration allow readers to connect to the author and other fans. OneIMS integrated marketing of the book through a Facebook contest. New Facebook fans who “like” SportsFan Chronicles directly, or through the webpage widget, have a chance to win an autographed copy of the book or a Nook e-reader.

To optimize the interactivity and website design, OneIMS includes forms to contact the author and to sign up for the SportsFan Chronicles newsletter. Readers who are eager for more of Kurt and Brian’s exploits will be delighted to learn when the next book in the series will released. Weichert also plans to launch a blog, which OneIMS will integrate into the current website, and an online magazine based on SportsFan Chronicles toward the end of 2012.

By integrating with social media and web commerce outlets, OneIMS and author Kurt Weichert have made a SportsFan Chronicles website that will appeal to readers and sports fans alike.

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