There is so much that goes into creating a book, regardless of whether it is traditionally or indie published. Cover designers, editors, proofreaders, public relations and marketers… the list goes on. While the work of writing the book is only the first step, a behind-the-scenes team of professionals takes over to bring the book to readers. One site, BiblioCrunch, serves as a connection portal for authors and freelancers in order to put these necessary steps in motion.
BiblioCrunch serves as something very similar to a vetted and supervised Craig’s List, of sorts, for the services that authors and publishers need. Clients post their projects to the site, and freelance professionals can post their bids for the projects. Clients are also encouraged to post reviews of the services upon completion, so that future clients can form an idea before signing up to work with a specific professional. BiblioCrunch even handles the payment processing, so that clients can pay a down payment prior to completion of the project, but so freelancers aren’t fighting for their compensation.
Now, in addition to the extra perks, like discounts on conferences and events, that membership with BiblioCrunch has offered, the company has teamed up with Wattpad and MediaBistro to provide extra support and value to both authors and freelance publishing professionals.
“We are excited to team up with MediaBistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School to offer you an exclusive discount,” explained a press release on the partner program. “Discover the secrets to self-publishing success from Guy Kawasaki (author, APE), Mark Coker (founder, Smashwords), and more in Mediabistro’s Self-Publishing Finishing School, a 6-week interactive online event.”
Wattpad, who is also working with BiblioCrunch, is an online reading community that allows authors to post their work to the 14 million Wattpad users, promoting book discovery and encouraging the growth of a reader fan base. While Wattpad is a free community, by teaming up with BiblioCrunch authors can post their work to Wattpad directly from BiblioCrunch’s existing platform, saving time while reaching out to readers.