HOW DOES IT ALL WORK?
Every month certain novels in a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres will be featured (spotlighted) on the boards and available for either: 1. Review(s) (where feedback is left on sales distribution sites or reader recommendation sites). 2. support (where members requests their local library purchase the spotlight novel, members gift the book to the library) 3. A feature on member's blogs to help spread the word. The aim of the review and support system is to help spotlight novels get more sale(s), exposure and promotion, which is outlined below.
Members are free to review or support any book they like. If they review a book, they must buy it, and and submit reviews on sites such as Goodreads and Amazon to help promote spotlight authors. Spotlight novels have sample pages provided for members to peruse.
The number of novels spotlighted per month is dependent on how many members qualify. The first 50 members to join will get a free spotlight. After that, members must review and support other members in accordance with the Review and Support System Rules to get spotlighted, because this site is about supporting and promoting others to receive the same.
Members may submit one book per spotlight. However they can upload multiple books to their member dashboard. The dashboard in the member’s section will track the numbers of reviews and supports you send to other members, plus those you receive. Indicated will also notify members when there books are planned for spotlights. Members with multiple books uploaded must notify Indicated which book they wish to be spotlighted.
- Hosting author interviews
- Cover reveals
- Guest posts
- Book releases
- Links to trailers
- Sharing member’s exciting news
- Promo-spot for members who want to advertise if their book is on special or free, or below $3.00 or below $5.00
- Review seekers for members looking for reviews outside of spotlights
- Blog spots for members looking to be hosted on other member’s blogs outside of spotlights
Because Indicated was created to support authors, we aim to donate back 5% of the profits back to members for promotional opportunities like entering book awards, postage to send print copies off to book review journals etc, or for publishing expenses like editing and cover design.
Giveaways, Prizes & Guest Posts
Hint: we want to feature some successful independent and small-press authors and have some amazing prizes. Stay tuned for more information on this.
Library of Information
Indicated has an extensively researched library of marketing guides for the newbie to the advanced author, and a one-of-a-kind database where bronze and gold members may search for promotional opportunities and resources. More information can be found here.