Interested in becoming a GO BIG READ reader?
Terrific! I’m so excited you want to participate in my quest to get the word out about our independent Nebraska writers. But I also know you have questions about how this will work and what actually is required. Here are some of the questions that folks have asked me. Maybe your question is here.
So, tell me again. What exactly is this site and how does it work?
As you know, one of the most effective methods to market anything is still “word of mouth.” So that is the entire purpose of this site–to connect Nebraska independent writers with Nebraska readers who will request our books, read them, enjoy them, and then tell everyone they know about them.
I like the idea of supporting Nebraska authors. But I’m not a professional reviewer. I’m not sure I’m qualified to do this.
Professional reviews are great. And, as an author, I love when I get one. But I’m not asking folks to do anything quite that formal here at Go Big Read. Instead, all I’m asking folks to do is read books by Nebraska authors and then tell other folks about those books. You can do it through Facebook or Twitter or some other social sharing site OR you can post a quick note on Amazon or Goodreads OR you can tell your local librarian or book store owner about the book. It really doesn’t matter where or how you choose to share your opinions about our books. We just ask that you share them! The more you talk about us and our books, the quicker the word will spread that we have talented writers in Nebraska, creating books for you and for readers like you.
So, one of my favorite authors is from Nebraska but I don’t see her on your site. Why is that?
If your favorite Nebraska author (male or female) isn’t on our site, there may be a few reasons for that. The most likely one is that she (or he) just hasn’t heard about us yet. After all, we are fairly new and are still working to get the word out about our site. Please–feel free to let him (or her) know about us and encourage her (or him) to join us. But remember, our site caters specifically to independent authors. If your favorite author does not consider himself or herself to be an “indie” author, this site may not be a good choice for him or her.
What exactly is an “indie” author?
An “indie” author is an author who has either published his or her books without the help of a publisher OR has worked with a small publisher to publish those books, and the author is responsible for most or all of the marketing of those books. Marketing a book is hard enough when you have a publishing team to help you. When you are the sole marketer on the team, it becomes exponentially harder. My hope is that this site will make that process a little bit easier for all of us!
Okay, I’m convinced. How do I get started?
Check out the FAQ Page for Readers. It has all of the details on how to get started there!
I have a question that wasn’t answered here.
Still have some questions? Feel free to use the contact page and send them to me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.