PROFILE: WHERE AUTHORS AND READERS MEET

Page by: Jim Sullivan, 22/11/2019

PROFILE: WHERE AUTHORS AND READERS MEET

CREATED BY AUTHORS FOR AUTHORS

Sometimes it seems as though the writing is the easy bit. Authors are expected to market themselves, which can be a pretty poor fit. Yes, some authors love the ‘celebrity’ aspects of the role, but many of us became authors because we’re nature’s introverts. Or maybe we just want a creative outlet which is very different to our day jobs. Promotion, marketing, book tours – these can be a terrible distraction from the creative process.

Profile doesn’t fix these problems, but we believe it can take some of the effort out of promotion. Profile gives authors a space to talk about their work. Better still, it’s a shared space - shared with many other authors. A reader might find your link – maybe you posted on Twitter or Facebook – and stumble on another author that they come to love. Result!

Every time you promote your interview, for example, you’re also helping 5 other authors to be seen. It’s a collective enterprise. Whenever you tweet or post on Facebook a link to one of the articles, reviews, interviews etc on the site, you're bringing readers into our world. Every visitor counts towards your 'kudos' score, which determines how often your books are featured on the site.

I’M A VERY EFFECTIVE PROMOTER – WILL I BE SUBSIDISING ‘LAZIER’ AUTHORS?

That’s a fair question, and it goes to the heart of the system. If you have 10,000 followers on social media and you’re sharing your space with five authors who only have a dozen followers between them – then yes, you’d be ‘subsidising’ them. This is where the system gets smart. The number of times your interview appears on other authors’ pages is related to how many views you’ve generated yourself. The more effective you are at getting your interview out there, the more times it will be seen on other writers’ pages. 

You will be allocated 'kudos points'. Currently these are tallied on a rolling 30 day basis. The more visitors you bring in, the higher your kudos and the more frequently your interview will be published (you'ill notice that we publish interviews in blocks of 6 - this helps to spread the exposure). As well as promoting your interview, you can also promote individual articles on the site - when you are logged in as an author each article has a unique URL at the top - if you push that URL through your website or social media you will gain extra kudos points for each visitor you bring. In this way we all promote one another, and the most active promoters gain the greatest benefit.

You will see book covers on each article page, linking out to Amazon. The same principle applies; the higher your kudos score, the more times your book will appear on this listing.

IS THIS FREE?

That’s a true writer’s question! The answer’s in two parts:

  • Yes, we will always provide a free service to authors
  • At some point in the future, to defray costs, there will also be an optional fee to boost your ranking still further - but the free option will still be there

 

 

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