Kate Elliott asked recently on her Twitter account (@KateElliotSFF) for resources for new authors who weren’t connected in with an agent or publishing house. Her question resonates; how can you make contact with a group when you don’t have contact with a group? She wrote:
And, the answers are very useful:
Travis Bach (@TravBach ) replied:
Tons of great professionals on there and it handles the entire process of employing them.
When questioned as to how good the supply is, Travis responded:
I’m not entirely sure but I’ve never had a bad experience and when I look to hire the list is always full of people with “20 years of industry experience here are all the covers of the NYT books I’ve worked on.”
Kate also notes they have some free courses for beginners, but looking at them, there’s courses for all levels, ranging from “How to Write” and “How to Self-Publish” to “Turning up the Steam in your Romance” and “How to create an Author’s Blog”. https://blog.reedsy.com/learning/courses/
Mahesh Raj Mohan (@maheshrmohan) suggests:
The Editorial Freelancers Association is a great resource
These look like two excellent resources to get started, if you don’t already have a circle of writer friends. Thank you Kate for looking out for newcomers! And thanks for the great responses!