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Have dreams of publishing your very own book? Couple your brilliant ideas with the skills of our freelancers' skills to bring your dreams closer to reality than you ever imagined. Our marketplace offers all the services you’ll need to take your concept from an idea to a tangible book. Below is the services we’d recommend to get your book off the ground.

Ghost writer
Have an incredible idea for a book but lack the time or the know-how to flesh it out?  Our ghostwriters can help with that! From nonfiction to fiction, romance novels to self-help books, we have skilled writers who can knock out a compelling manuscript that makes you sound good and resonates with your target audience. 

Researcher
Penning a book with a strong foundation often requires extensive research. This can be time-consuming and sometimes tedious. Instead of doing the heavy lifting on your own, let our passionate researchers take this on. They can help with tasks ranging from exploring subject intricacies to meticulous fact-checking. 

Editor
Once your manuscript is ready to go, consider hiring an editor for some feedback. Developmental editors provide guidance on structure and flow, while copy editors refine details and correct grammar and punctuation issues.

Illustrator
Whether you need complex illustrations or simple diagrams or graphics, our illustrators can help you add an artistic element to your book project. Their contribution can help captivate your audience, making your book a more immersive and memorable experience.

Typesetter
Typesetters can help transform your book into a professionally formatted masterpiece. they select fonts, adjust margins, set line spacing, and position graphics and tables to optimize readability and aesthetic appeal. Rely on their expertise to prepare your book for publication with confidence!

Graphic Designer
Like it or not, your book may be judged by its cover. Rely on a graphic designer who can create a compelling cover that captures the essence of your work and makes it an irresistible read.

Publishing a book may seem like an elusive dream, but with the help of our freelancers, it’s right at your fingertips. 

Start your journey by checking out our recommended freelancers here.

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The actual "goldmine" these days, at least on Amazon KDP, is flooding the marketplace with low-quality AI-written books with covers that look like they were made in MS Paint. The books are not books as we might think of them, but actually targeting long-tail search engine queries. The books are then offered for next to free and/or on the KDP free program.

The result? Real authors are being drowned out in listings by what are effectively spammy "SEO specialists". This is how people are using AI. Is this in the hub? I doubt it. What book authors really need - above and beyond all of the things listed here - is help with marketing, sales copy, book promo, and SEO. There's very little point spending a lot of money on your masterpiece if nobody's going to see it because it is buried under an avalanche of bad, but highly SEO-optimized, AI writing.

Amazon, like Fiverr, isn't doing very much about the low quality flooding the marketplace and frustrating its book lovers because of $. Its biggest action was to say "you can only publish 3 books a day and you have to check a box that says "this book was written by AI but that's OK, we won't tell readers because we know that our book lovers hate AI writing because of the mess it has made of KDP".

There are also AI programs out there that will write a whole book for you, create a cover, and autoformat for Kindle, so there's really no need to hire anyone. You can publish dozens of books a day in a few clicks.

So, there's some useful and practical advice on the state of the world's biggest publishing portal and how to combat it. Another fun fact: most authors never make the money back on their books. You know who is making money back on their books? People who don't pay for stuff and who invest time in learning how to SEO and market their book themselves - but these sellers are typically affiliate marketers using their book as a lead magnet to various programs and tools and hoping to monetize through clicks while enhancing their "authority" as a "thought leader". Also AI book spammers, simply because there's no real investment of anything so the ROI is superficially good.

 

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On 4/27/2024 at 2:04 AM, emmaki said:

The actual "goldmine" these days, at least on Amazon KDP, is flooding the marketplace with low-quality AI-written books with covers that look like they were made in MS Paint. The books are not books as we might think of them, but actually targeting long-tail search engine queries. The books are then offered for next to free and/or on the KDP free program.

The result? Real authors are being drowned out in listings by what are effectively spammy "SEO specialists". This is how people are using AI. Is this in the hub? I doubt it. What book authors really need - above and beyond all of the things listed here - is help with marketing, sales copy, book promo, and SEO. There's very little point spending a lot of money on your masterpiece if nobody's going to see it because it is buried under an avalanche of bad, but highly SEO-optimized, AI writing.

Amazon, like Fiverr, isn't doing very much about the low quality flooding the marketplace and frustrating its book lovers because of $. Its biggest action was to say "you can only publish 3 books a day and you have to check a box that says "this book was written by AI but that's OK, we won't tell readers because we know that our book lovers hate AI writing because of the mess it has made of KDP".

There are also AI programs out there that will write a whole book for you, create a cover, and autoformat for Kindle, so there's really no need to hire anyone. You can publish dozens of books a day in a few clicks.

So, there's some useful and practical advice on the state of the world's biggest publishing portal and how to combat it. Another fun fact: most authors never make the money back on their books. You know who is making money back on their books? People who don't pay for stuff and who invest time in learning how to SEO and market their book themselves - but these sellers are typically affiliate marketers using their book as a lead magnet to various programs and tools and hoping to monetize through clicks while enhancing their "authority" as a "thought leader". Also AI book spammers, simply because there's no real investment of anything so the ROI is superficially good.

 

Thanks for sharing your perspective, @emmaki! An aspiring author should do their due diligence in researching and understanding the landscape of the market they'll be selling their book on. Sure Amazon may pose its own set of challenges, but that's just one of the many ways for authors to get their book out there. Hiring public relations & marketing support for the book would definitely be 7 on this list because, as you rightly pointed out, who wants to work hard on a book that no one will read? 

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But that's just it: most books just don't go anywhere. This was my main "job" before I started on Fiverr. What you're recommending isn't for aspiring authors. Best practice is not to waste money on these frills and just publish - if you must spend money on the book, then hitting up the paid promo groups is the best way to do it so you can start building up a list that gobbles up your stuff and gives you money so you can start to write for them and make the covers they like etc.

And how it was then, at least in my group of authors, was that one had a runaway success and he immediately invested in a team of ghostwriters (pre-AI, obvs) to write more "formulaic badword" as he called it. We all saw it in real time. He made a killing. He's now a multimillionaire author (multiple pen names) and he didn't spend anything on his books until he was making money. Some people in our group joined Fiverr under their penname to sell their covers. I think that's how I found out about Fiverr, or at least took it more seriously than "man dancing in underpants singing happy birthday" that the platform effectively was in its earliest years.

Why didn't I make this work for me? I didn't stick with it long enough (Fiverr's endless stream of $5 work stole my time away from me.....I'm not complaining about that, it's just what happened). Aspiring authors should not be wasting their money on the perfect book. They should be focused on acquiring readers. And yes, maybe you're talking about "book books", but that is still very much the domain of the publishing houses and they take care of all this once the manuscript is done.

The majority of ebooks purchased on Kindle are never even opened. Aspiring authors who want to make it need to accept their early works will, in all likelihood, never be read. If they battle through that and keep writing, someone will buy their book. And then someone else, as it doesn't take that many sales to hit the bestseller charts if you choose your niche strategically - but you do need to sell ASAP for the algorithm. It's very easy to tell when you have a fan: one day you make a lot more money than usual because all your books, even that cruddy first one, sold.

Your advice may help Fiverr to make more money, but it will ultimately drive potentially successful writers out of business by bleeding their motivation away, dollar by dollar.

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5 minutes ago, emmaki said:

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Sorry it took some time to approve your post. I think it was nighttime for most if not all mods when you posted your prior post. Often it can take quite a bit of time to go through the approval list for content, as well as clean up the inevitable spam and other nefarious content we try to keep this place clear of.

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Well, this will happen if there's an arbitrary 2 week pre-approval process set on people's posts and the posts also all double post.

Is this a feature or a bug? Invision - or its users - seems to think its users clicking a lot which definitely isn't the case here (and God, what IS that example forum about?!?!).

Anyway, their best guess is "it's plugins". Something's definitely broken though, because it takes about 2-3 minutes of "page loading" for the comment to hidden-post, and then you get the Fiverr is down 😞 page that suggests the whole site has crashed and burned. Since I can definitely replicate this with this comment, I'll paste a screenshot in an edit. If I remember, because I'm going to go and find some other post to speak my brains on rather than wait 5 hours for the forum to detect bad content and crash.

I may be the most helpful person under an extended 2-week hidden period ever. Although it's probably a waste of time pointing this out, since not even Invision appears to care that their software is a bit broken.

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On 4/30/2024 at 12:22 PM, emmaki said:

Well, this will happen if there's an arbitrary 2 week pre-approval process set on people's posts and the posts also all double post.

Is this a feature or a bug? Invision - or its users - seems to think its users clicking a lot which definitely isn't the case here (and God, what IS that example forum about?!?!).

Anyway, their best guess is "it's plugins". Something's definitely broken though, because it takes about 2-3 minutes of "page loading" for the comment to hidden-post, and then you get the Fiverr is down 😞 page that suggests the whole site has crashed and burned. Since I can definitely replicate this with this comment, I'll paste a screenshot in an edit. If I remember, because I'm going to go and find some other post to speak my brains on rather than wait 5 hours for the forum to detect bad content and crash.

I may be the most helpful person under an extended 2-week hidden period ever. Although it's probably a waste of time pointing this out, since not even Invision appears to care that their software is a bit broken.

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Same problem also me;

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