I haven’t used BiblioCrunch, so this isn’t a personal endorsement. But I like the idea of it: a market place for indie authors to find the other quality professionals (editors, artists) that they need to gather their “indie team” for success in publishing. If you are an editor or artist yourself, you can bid on projects there as well. There are paid plans with access to more services, but you can post a job and receive bids even with the free plan.
I recommend getting samples from editors and viewing the portfolios of cover artists before making any decisions about what will work for you. And if you network in the writing community, it is possible to find professional services without going through a service like Bibliocrunch (and for less money). But it is one more avenue that self-publishing authors can consider.
My journey to
by Miral Sattar
I used to work at Time Magazine creating editorial systems and products. A
little over a year ago I noticed that people were buying eBooks based on
breaking news events and started to build prototypes of eBooks we could
build. In the process, I discovered that the tools for creating eBooks
were cumbersome and time consuming. So I created a platform which lets you
create eBooks on the fly. During user testing I discovered that most authors
are at a different point in their book production process and each author had a
different need. That’s when I came up with the idea of BiblioCrunch.com, a marketplace that
connects authors with the quality, expert professionals they need. I actually
used the platform to self-publish my Dessert Guide to NYC which received over
3000 downloads + sales on Amazon.
If you ever need to hire a cover designer or editor or need some other
publishing help, you can find that on BiblioCrunch.com
and have access to editors and designers who work at Big Six publishers.
Just some of our new features that we rolled out today:
- New homepage and an easy how it works page
- To meet the growing demand of authors and publishers we’ve
introduced our Concierge
Service where you can ask us your publishing-related questions.
- One of the most popular questions we get is “How do I market
my book?” To help our authors with book promotion we just launched Author Promotions.
- As part of our updates we offer Subscription Plans. Our
subscription plans offer enhanced features for those who want a little extra
attention. For example, subscribers will get exclusive access to new features
like the Professional Directory, Concierge Service, and discounts to publishing
- As a bonus, pro subscribers do not have to pay a transaction
fee for proposals they win.
We also have pricing
guidelines that help you break down how much you need to spend on editing
or cover design or conversion.
We want to make sure that all the indie and self-publishers have access to the
quality professionals and resources they need to make their book successful and
stand out from the rest.
Founder and CEO