I am so excited to announce the launch of a new website today: Help-U_pub.
As the digital publishing industry is growing, the need for publishing service providers is increasing. The competition for readers is fierce and it takes an amazing cover and a well polished interior to attract and keep readers. Authors are great at telling stories. We put hours every day into crafting our prose and creating plots that capture the imagination of our readers. Once that is done, we need the help of other talented people to make our stories into a book readers will pay for.
While researching the process to publish my own book, I found that even though the world was filled with talented service providers ready to help me finish my book, they were all spread to the four corners of the internet. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one website you could go to and find these talented people?
This is why I am launching Help-U-Pub. When you visit HelpUPub.com, you will find a free directory of editors, cover designers, formatters, blog tours, reviewers and others that will help you get the most out of your book.
If you are a service provider and would like to offer your services to indie authors, go to our Submit Listing page, register and list your information. The other good thing about this listing: it’s free for service providers to register.
We do not charge service providers to be listed and we do not charge authors for using the directory. Help-U-Pub is not a middleman. Authors connect directly to service providers, as it should be.
Another service Help-U-Pub will be providing is information. We are working on a news page that will tell you of the happenings of the independent publishing industry, tips for getting the most out of marketing your books, ways to make sure you attract readers and other great information.
The publishing industry is changing. Being an independent author does not mean you have to do it all alone. We have to work together as a community to make sure we are creating the books people want to read. I hope you enjoy Help-U-Pub and if you have any ideas on how we can make a better directory, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Until next time…