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Created about 2 years ago by Joseph Keeler with 34 comments
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Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
@Jacqueline E. Castle Personally, this is the only option I’ve tried so far. But I suggest trying to get published on here first, then go to a conventional publisher or self publish if your campaign fails. The amount of freedoms compared to commitment is pretty good compared to other forms of publishing. You dip your toes into self publishing your book, then you stop having to worry about it once you reach your goal. They also want you to be involved in the editing and cover art processes, when most publishers will take your story and do what they want with it. 
My current choice is that as soon as I have a bank account (I’ve been having difficulties with banks setting up my account and am now two months late from when I planned on starting my campaign) I will start my campaign, if that fails two times for me I plan on self publishing through Amazon.
Onat790s Jacqui Castle · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Thank you, Luke! I appreciate the tips and I have been have been enjoying/following many of the other projects on the site.  I have one question for you and others out there.

I am still querying agents, and have had a few bites and requests for the full manuscript. However, the inkshares crowd-sourcing model really appeals to me as well. I also enjoy marketing my own material and feel that with the topicality of my novel, it would do well spreading through social media channels and publishing on inkshares.

Has anyone here built followers while still keeping both doors open? 
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
@Jacqueline E. Castle Welcome to our community! I have some tips people gave me when I was new to the site that may be able to help you:
1) Be involved with the other readers/writers; be sure to check the forums and contact your followers, they won’t bite.

2) It really helps to be patient; try not to rush into the preorder phase without building up a bit of a following, have some followers and get some advice before moving on to the preorder phase. Also be sure to reach out to friends and family individually once your campaign is up.

3) Completing your profile helps people to see that you are real. Getting a profile picture and a book cover really helps. 

If you have any questions or anything don’t be afraid to ask, just about everyone on this site is polite and helpful.
Onat790s Jacqui Castle · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
I have been eyeing the Inkshares site for months and am diving in! If you all could check out my book The Walls are Closing In, and perhaps highlight a section or two that speaks to you, I would appreciate it! I want to see if I can rack up some followers before deciding to proceed with a campaign. I have already followed several books on the site, and am looking forward to connecting with more of you!
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
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Userphoto7 original Juan Sesa · Author · edited 6 months ago · 8 likes
Authors definitely need to stick together! I finished my first novel ever a few months back and I´ve been uploading it chapter by chapter for a while in this site. I was a bit skeptical, but now I´m throwing my arms open and going for it! I´ll be sure to check as many of your works as humanly possible and leave that feedback we all crave from time to time.


2017 11 10 18.40.38 1 TCC Edwards · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
@Quinton Farrow Did you start the preorder process already? You’ll get much better results if you start preorders after you’ve commented on a few books and have some folks following yours.
Snip20161112 5 Quinton Farrow · Reader · edited almost 2 years ago
Valley Ridge Dreamers has finally begun to unearth. Drip feeding it over at www.valleyridgedreamers.com , chapter one and pre-order HERE: 

https://www.inkshares.com/books/valley-ridge-dreamers?referral_code=4f3eab7c         

feedback welcomed. It is dark, disturbing and starkly comedic. (ignore the need for editing at this stage please). 
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Just discovered this smart bot that is helping my twitter outreach. It analyzed my profile and found I was following 12 inactive accounts. Twelve! It’s called Crowdfire. Now trying it for Instagram. @loganlemery to see the difference. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
Hello everyone! Glad to see it isnt dead, ive been away for a week and I hate having to wait on stuff. I wanna help as many authors as possible! but at the same time, i need to put food on the table before i do so. Jobs are a necessary evil for us writers.
247390 101689203258240 4333859 n Julie Kramer · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
I’m new to the site and trying to get my first book ready for preorder, so if anyone would care to check it out, that’d be great. Let me know if you’d consider preordering it so I can get a ballpark idea and I’ll check yours out too. Thanks!
2017 11 10 18.40.38 1 TCC Edwards · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
I would also appreciate people stopping by Far Flung as I work this draft toward completion! I will be happy to stop by your book pages as well. 
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
@Lemery.Logan What you have to do is follow me and I’ll follow you, or if you follow my book I can DM you myself and you can respond. Thank you, I’m glad you like it. I’m planning on going to get a bank account tomorrow so my book will be up for preorder midnight tomorrow if all goes well!
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I’m still learning how to navigate the site. But I loved the first chapter Luke. Had some finer points to tell you but I’m having issues making direct messages. 
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited over 1 year ago · 4 likes
Hello friends, could you all check out my book The Burned if you haven’t already? I need help with people highlighting their favorite excerpts and making comments so I can post them on social media. Trying to get my promotional game ready for my campaign.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added almost 2 years ago
It’s awesome to see the spurt in activity. I would highly recommend y’all share this forum to your social circles on and off inkshare. 
Pic Daniel Poort · Author · added almost 2 years ago
And for anyone who is checking out Manifesto: A Tale of Murder, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that it is currently fifth in the Crypt TV contest that ends on Halloween.  So, if you like it, order it quickly.

Cheers,
Dan
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
Well then this got active :D Glad to see it didnt die the second I left this weekend.
I plan to look at everyones books. Im liking what ive seen so far.
Ql2caeeh Allison Griner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I love these kinds of ideas! I’ll happily take a peek at what people have going on. And if anyone wants to check out my book Storn Song, I would definitely appreciate it! I’m on mobile so I can’t sort out how to make the link pretty, so I’ll just drop the link separate:

bit.ly/stormsong
Valkyrie2 %282%29 Tahani Nelson · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I love how supportive Inkshares is and how everyone’s ready to just jump in and help however they can. I’ll look through what’s here and leave thoughts where applicable. If you all have a chance, I’d love it if you’d check out The Last Faoii.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I’m from the school of thought of where I just write and add genre later. Even consider my works to be blends of genres. 
Pic Daniel Poort · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
Thanks.  I was on the fence about whether to call it a horror or a thriller.  I am actually not a huge fan of overly specific genre designations.  Books are books.  Genre is just a marketing tactic.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I actually have seen your work before. On one of my first days on the site when I was still learning the site. I liked the manifesto. But I’m not into horror so that’s saying a lot. 
Pic Daniel Poort · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
I could definitely use some feedback, hopefully some orders, and I would be happy to help out others with feedback and orders where I can.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · added almost 2 years ago
I would direct message your followers about it. And anyone who is close to a goal crowdfund in wise and just needs a few more to get over the hump. 
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · added almost 2 years ago
Hope all goes well! we need new people to join in on this.
428313 265782713496947 10458611 n Lemery.Logan · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
Have not had a chance to look at them yet but I promise I will. I’m going to try and promote this forum. 
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added about 2 years ago
@Joseph Keeler Thank you very much! I’m looking forward to getting it up for preorder soon. I’ve been having issues with getting a bank account open, but the moment I do The Burned will be rolling! If you had any questions about the book feel free to PM me, I remember our conversation.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 1 like
Ill totally be ordering your book. It sounds amazing.
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · added about 2 years ago
Also, be aware of this forum! These are good things!
Img 20160806 023915 Luke Fellner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
I support this idea, if anyone would like to check out my book The Burned I’d greatly appreciate it! My goal is to have it up for preorder this month, but I need to get a bank account first.
My face Joseph Keeler · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 1 like
It seems the trade forums have finally dried up. Sadly, i was not able to review/recommend as many people as i had wanted to.
But I am still willing to make a new forum!
We need active forum users to go and tell other authors about this. Trading preorders and sharing each others books and reviewing and recommending... thats how we make our networks bigger!
Anyone who comments on here, I will look at all of your books.  And once ive done everything there is to do, i would really really appreciate it if you did the same for me. It is very hard to get a large following on this site when everyone is so focused on their individual campaigns that they forget there is a MUCH larger community in the author world than our own following.

I would not be surprised if by the time we all finish doing this, we all get published. Thats how many of us there are. They just need to be made aware.
Awareness is the first step :)
Now whose first?