Carol Vorvain (@writersboon) is an Australian international lawyer, mediator, author and founder of Writers Boon. Her books, When Dreams are Calling, Why not? - The island where happiness starts with a question and A Fool in Istanbul - The adventures of a self-denying workaholic have been featured in a number of travel magazines including the International Traveller magazine and can be found in libraries, bookstores and on Amazon.
After three years of blood, sweat and tears, we're ecstatic to launch Writers Boon - the publishing & marketing roadmap, curated directory, deals and reviews platform for the writers' community and the publishing industry.
Woo-hoo! I can't believe it. Only five years ago, I was starting my writing journey, struggling to understand how to get my book published and how to market it to the right audience.
Let me tell you, it's been a painful process. Sifting through a world of information, attending webinars and courses, listening to podcasts, searching forum after forum, all these took lots of time and money.
Oh, how I wished there was some guide outlining all the options at each step of the process. A place, where I could easily find experts for hire, DIY tools, books, articles, courses on the topic, all there for me to peruse and choose.
If those products and services were available at a discounted rate, it would have been even better...
Unfortunately, there was no such place.
Information was scattered all over the internet, good experts were not easy to come across, not to mention useful publishing and marketing tools. Getting my book out there was a daunting and exhausting experience. Let alone, the promotion of the book. That, was a separate headache on its own.
But, "necessity is the mother of invention." And, this is how Writers Boon was born.
I was determined to create a one-stop destination where writers could find guidance, resources and the latest hot deals on the best Experts, Guides and Tools. And, with the help of a hard-working, dedicated team, I did it.
Now, with Writers Boon, authors and bloggers can easily find their way through the publishing and marketing maze or shop for proven resources. More, they can add notes, tag favorites, securely message businesses to request a quote and leave feedback on the experience.
One place, thousands of resources: experts, DIY tools, courses in 250 topics #authors #indieauthors
There is also a Q&A section, where, when in doubt, writers can ask questions and get answers from one of the experts on the topic. As opposed to a forum where you get tons of opinions, but rarely a well-informed, straight answer, we think of our Q&A as a free hot line writers have with the best industry professionals out there. This way, you get to know who they are and they get to know you. And who knows, it might lead to a future collaboration. It's a win-win situation.
To ensure the quality of the site, our team goes over each submission to make sure it fits our standards. Our goal is to attract only real professionals and useful tools.
The app is designed using state of the art technologies from world's #1 database solutions provider - Oracle, ensuring the platform is robust, flexible and easy to use.
Whether you are an aspiring or experienced writer, I do hope you will enjoy it, take full advantage of it, and turn your craft into a profitable business quickly and smoothly.
Till next time, happy writing to all!