technical and author support
so you can write away
You’re a writer because you love to write, but there’s a whole host of other tasks that need to be completed if you’re to build a successful author career. Fortunately, we can help with those aspect of the process that you’d prefer someone else handled because, believe it or not, some of us actually enjoy formatting ebooks, fixing websites and editing. It takes all sorts, after all!
Most of the services below are provided directly by IndieAuthorPlatform, but, where we don’t have expertise in-house, we also recommend professionals to help you out. We’ve worked with each and every one of these professionals and so recommend them based on personal experience. And they’re all authors, so you can rest assured that they speak your language!
Your Author sidekick/coach
Aside from the writing, there are a thousand and one things that need doing to get your indie author career up and running. Converting your manuscript to ebook format, adding your latest book to your website, joining a group giveaway to build your list, creating graphics for your Facebook Ads or researching how to do something you’ve no interest in doing.
Hire me for a fixed number of hours per month – you’d be surprised how much I can get done – then get me to carry out those tasks so you can concentrate on writing.
This package includes all of the tasks listed below on this page, so it’s an easy way to buy in the help you need. It’s a monthly subscription, but you can cancel any time.
Does your WordPress website need a little TLC? Do you have a new book to add? Email signup form to integrate? Has something gone wrong? Kev’ll fix it.
How much does it cost? It depends on the nature of the job but here’s a few examples:
- Integrate email signup form: £20 ($25)
- Add new book to existing site: £25 ($35)
- Problem diagnosis: £25 ($35)
- Install and test plugin: £20 ($25)
So, if you need some ad hoc help with your existing site, drop us a line.
Turning your finished manuscript into a ebook ready for uploading to Amazon (and the other retailers) isn’t a black art, but if you’d rather have someone else do it for you, book this service.
Provide us with a document in .doc or .docx format and we’ll send back .mobi and .epub files ready to go.
We’re big fans of Draft2Digital’s excellent paperback formatting service. It’s very straightforward, but if you’d like us to handle it for you, then let us know.
Provide us with a document in .doc or .docx format and we’ll send back a print layout .pdf ready to use with KDP Print, Createspace or Ingram.
Email Marketing Help
We offer comprehensive email marketing services – everything from little tweaks through form creation, creating email campaigns and automations to a complete management service.
Need a hand setting up your Facebook Ads? Whether you’re using them to sell more books directly or to add new subscribers to your mailing list, we can handle:
- Creating an effective ad graphic
- Setting up your ad
- Advising on the best choices for ad type
- Setting up the right custom audience for your aims
- Advising on copy
- Monitoring and reporting on performance
Perfect for websites, book trailers and social media (including Facebook ads) these animated images are created by applying affects to a still photo or graphic. You supply the image and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll send back the video in your choice of format.