So I was watching a Kindlepreneur video, and it introduced me to Reedsy. I don’t want to take away from the video; you can watch that here. The long and short is Reedsy seems to be a gift to the author world where it provides a one-stop-shop for your needs: Cover art, editors, marketing, you name it.
The down side? Well, because the company is very selective in who it links authors too, the prices are higher. How much higher? Well, that’s what this post is about. I’m looking to see if this company has what I want at a price I can budget for.
Signing up was easy. It took a few seconds. So next up was looking at what they offer. Let’s start with editors. I’m happy with Sara, but it’s always nice to see what is out there.
I searched editors for Betrayed since that’s what I’m saving up for. I was pretty frustrated because I can find a paranormal romance editor, but just plain paranormal? Nope! Still I found an editor who looks great (worked for Angry Robot), so I sent a request for a quote. The good news is this makes it very easy to find the type of work I’m looking for. What I want to know though is what is the price range I’m going to need to budget for. I don’t know about other authors, but I have a very limited monthly amount I can budget with, and I need to see how this site’s services align with my budget. Unfortunately, I’d have to fill out the form to get a quote, and I don’t actually have time to do that right this second and write this post, so for now, I’m going to work on filling out the form and follow this blog up with more data.
I also looked up another service I truly want some help with: Marketing. So what if I want some help marketing Sojourn in Captivity? Well, I found marketing for Space Opera, and I found a hit. I sent a request for a quote to him as well. I actually filled this form out first. We’ll see what we come back with.
The last thing this site gives (not nearly the last I’m interested in, just the last one I’m looking at today) is Book Reviews. They offer a review for $50. That’s in my budget, and reviews are helpful. The form was a little tricky, taking me a minute to figure out, but the gist is I upload my book and fill in some basic information, and then they have reviewers who look at it.
So the marketing information I requested took about 20 minutes to fill out. From here, I wait and see what comes back. We’ll follow this post (as I said) up in another, but my hope is this trial can help others see if this is a good fit for them.
Thanks for reading,