How to Use PubLaunch’s Crowdfunding Platform

Let’s get this out of the way: this ain't your tech buddy’s crowdfunding platform. Unlike the most popular platforms out there (and don’t get me wrong, they’re popular for a reason), this one is made just for you: the writer. You may not have a cool gadget or a shiny new app to promote, but you do have a story that deserves to be shared.

This is a platform that’s designed for you. So let’s talk about how you can take advantage of our features in the best way possible.

Make the Most of Your Supplier Profile

There are a lot of elements that go into making the best possible supplier profile. But what should you do on PubLaunch to set yourself up for success? Here are the things you’ll need to have before your profile is ready to show to writers:

What to Expect on PubLaunch: Supplier edition

The idea of freelancing can be seductive — you get to work for yourself, whenever and wherever you want, and only on the projects that interest you. But in reality it’s a tricky business. You often struggle to find new clients, put in strange hours once the work comes in, and sometimes settle for less-than-desirable projects to pay the bills.

How to Use YouTube as Part of Your Author Platform

Last spring, we talked about the importance of social media for indie writers and how you can use Instagram to build and engage with your (younger) fan base. Today, we’re going to look at an even bigger platform: YouTube.

Authors: Stop Using Auto Messaging to Spam Your Followers on Twitter

As a company currently working on a product launch, we’re taking the time now to slowly and organically build and establish our presence online (we’ve previously discussed the merits of this method versus the faster method of purchasing followers). Incidentally, this is something we recommend that authors do for any book launch - start early.

On a daily basis, this means: following new writers or industry personalities, engaging with followers, checking up on relevant hashtags, and sharing and creating useful content.