Monday 14 January 2019

Join my Dream Team

The idea came to me as I sought reviews for a collection of flash fiction. We need those fifty reviews on Amazon. If one in four of our writers review for us, we’re home and dry. 

I wouldn’t expect everyone to review every time … hence my idea of actually creating a dream team.
And why stop with reviewers? Why not also look for beta readers, editors, copy editors, proof-readers, artists, illustrators and designers.  

This was to be a personal recommendation. Initially I would use my Dream Team a lot myself but gradually I would add in people that friends and friends of friends had recommended. The Dream Team is growing apace but there is room for more. 

What happens?

You sign up to a mailing list and every time a request comes in we mail it out to you or the enquirer contacts you directly via my web site. The conversation then carries on between you and the person making the request. You may also have a page set up on my blog and you may update that once a year. 

Interested? You may sign up for more than one category. 
Beta readers sign up here.
Reviewers sign up here.
Editors sign up here.
Illustrators sign up here.
Designers sign up here.
Proof-readers sing up here.   


I encourage a code amongst writing beta readers and reviewers that they might reciprocate. However, we must at all cost refrain from simply swapping good reviews. Some reviewers and beta readers may simply be readers. We never pay them but perhaps we can be kind to them in other ways. Any ideas? Copies of the finished book, acknowledgements, an invite to the launch and a big fuss about them there?       

Illustrators, proof-readers, editors and designers on the other hand are paid professionals. Their presence on my mailing list implies a personal recommendation.      

Want more tips like this? 


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