Do you still have a few more questions? Here are some of the questions that I’ve been asked about the program. Maybe your question is here.
Why is this website only open to Nebraska Indie authors?
Since the stated mission of this website is to promote Nebraska independent authors, this is the group of writers I am focusing on first. If I get a great demand to expand it for writers from other states, I may consider doing so in the future. But for now, my plan is to limit the site to Nebraska writers.
But I am leaving it up to you to decide how that title applies to you. If you were born in Nebraska but currently live elsewhere, for example, that would still qualify you as a Nebraska writer. Just be sure to let the reader know, in your author interview, why you are a Nebraska writer.
Do I have to be a BookFunnel client in order to participate in GO BIG READ? Are you an affiliate of theirs?
At this point, I am not an affiliate (although I might choose to do that in the future.) But I am asking that each author provide a minimum of 10 free review copies of each of his or her books to our readers, and the easiest way for us to seamlessly distribute those review copies ( as either pdf, mobi, or epub files) is with the help of BookFunnel.com.
The cost for this is very reasonable, with a base plan of $20 per year (last time I checked) although I would recommend joining as a mid-list author, so that the files you send out will be watermarked.
If you do not want to join BookFunnel, you will need to mail print review copies to the readers that request books. You may do that directly or order a gift copy for them from Amazon.
I’m confused. I’m sure that I read somewhere that it wouldn’t cost me anything to participate on this site.
Can I get my money back if no reader chooses to request my book or recommend my book to others?
I’m sorry, but there are no guarantees that participation in our site will result in either recommendations and / or sales. But I am asking our readers to either recommend a book OR to share their reasons for not recommending it. I personally think that writers who participate in our program will find it very beneficial to not only hear the positive things folks are saying about their books, but also some things that did not work for them, as readers.
But if you have participated in our site for a year or more and no one has requested your book or chosen to recommend your book to others, I would strongly urge you not to continue your membership with us. Our site and our readers are obviously not a good fit for you and your book(s).
Once I pay and complete my author / book packet, how soon will my book be listed on the site?
My goal is to get everyone on the site as quickly as possible, but since I am only a “one-woman” organization and I am also a writer, that might not be as quickly as you or I hope. Once I receive your payment and your completed author packet, I am asking that you give me at least 30 days to get all of your information set-up and live on the site.