So it’s been about two weeks since I put out the word for undiscovered indie authors (if you haven’t, read Wanted: A Few Undiscovered Indie Authors. I wasn’t sure what to think about my little experiment: would anyone respond? does my humble little blog even get hits :)? would everyone think I was crazy? Ah, she’s just another indie author grasping at straws…
A Few Undiscovered Indie Authors Responded
I was pleasantly surprised that quite a few people responded (and no one said I was crazy). As it stands now, I have fifteen books. I had a few more than that ask to send their books, but I didn’t receive them. If you think it might be yours, feel free to email me (I won’t carry on a conversation about if I got your book or not in the comments – email me :)). That’s a nice handful of books, but since there are like a gazillion ebooks published each year, it still makes me think that people think I’m crazy and this won’t work. That’s okay.
The Undiscovered Indie Author Website
The other things I’ve been working on (between keeping up with my new job and getting sicker than I’ve been in a loooong time) is to set up websites: one for people who will be getting this wonderful book list, and one for authors who want to participate in this
crazy grand plan. This process is simple if you understand marketing: present a problem that people struggle with and present them with the solution. That’s what the websites will do, and that’s my pitch on the radio. It’s too early to share the details, but we’ll get there. Suffice it to say, I’m working with some really smart people on this and it’s taking shape nicely. The plan is to be on the radio in early May. Now to the another part…
I Need Readers
I will happily take more authors, as this vision will have more than one book list (right now it’s still limited to middle-grade/young adult books), but I also could use some fast readers. I can’t promise you much, but if you’re someone who likes to read a lot, would love some free books, and isn’t afraid to give an honest opinion about what you think of the books you read, I’m looking for you :). If you’re a young person, that’s great. If you’re an adult who loves reading MG/YA, that’s awesome too. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, follow the directions and email me. It was difficult last time to try to keep track of comments here and emails. Here’s what this will take:
- You won’t share or sell the books that you receive
- You’ll give your honest opinion (you’ll remain anonymous)
- You’re willing to fill out a short evaluation for each book you read
- You must have basic computer skills and be able to fill out an evaluation and download attachments
- You must have a Kindle or Kindle app (most of the books are ebooks for Kindle)
That’s it :). Boy, I’m full of smiley faces this post. So far, my readers seem to be enjoying the books they’ve received. If you’d like to join them, drop me an email. You can be a part of changing kids (and some grateful authors) lives through the power of reading.