Kevin Keating is an author and autograph authenticator, but first and foremost, he is a baseball fan of epic proportion. Since the age of 10, his love for the sport has grown from dreams of major league glory to a rewarding career in collecting and authenticating autographs. This career has gifted him a lifetime of adventure and unique, historical snapshots, which he now has curated into a new memoir, Waiting for a Sign.
Waiting for a Sign is full of remarkable stories collected over a lifetime pursuing players’ autographs. From hanging out near the visiting team’s hotel in Chicago as a kid to befriending baseball greats like Warren Spahn, Whitey Ford, and Johnny Mize, to becoming an in-demand authenticator for auction companies, the Washington Nationals, the White House, even the FBI — Kevin Keating’s story is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. That makes Waiting for a Sign a must-read for any baseball fan or sports enthusiast.
Upon publication of his new book, Kevin Keating needed an online platform to promote it. As a resident of Alexandria, VA, we’re proud that Mr. Keating chose a hometown firm – yours truly — to design his website. It also helps that Ironistic has the skills and experience to give Kevin Keating the site that Waiting for a Sign deserves.
The main goal of the website, of course, was to sell the book. A book like this gains interest and merit from the author’s credentials and experience, so we made sure users could easily get to know Kevin Keating. We also drew inspiration from the subject matter itself and designed the site with photos of baseball memorabilia, weaving that special kind of nostalgia throughout. We even included a neat Photo Gallery where you can see images of greats like Hank Aaron and Stan Musial. Infographics and calls-to-actions encourage visitors to buy Waiting for a Sign, learn about the author, or submit a review. You can link to Kevin Keating’s Facebook page, and you can link to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to purchase the book. Don’t miss Kevin’s Hot Corner, a quick dive into some of his baseball adventures.
Waiting for a Sign is an extraordinary book from an extraordinary life, and Ironistic was more than happy to help its author, Kevin Keating, create an engaging online platform that blends art and creativity with a clear purpose and goal. While it’s said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, it might be judged by its online platform. With a site like this, however, we just might be okay with that.