First of all, I’d like to thank Jennifer, Susan, and Jack for being the first to join irevuo’s upcoming community of self-publishers.
While the community does go live on the 15th of June, you still get access to all the premium tutorials and articles on the blog, so do check out your email inbox or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, so I can set up an account with lifetime access to irevuo for you.
In case you missed yesterday’s article, click here to read it, then return to this article.
I’ve received quite a few emails from folks interested in joining our community of self-publishers, and I’d like to answer them in this post.
Is this space beginner friendly?
Yes, of course. Both the workflows and frameworks that will be shared on the blog, and the community will be geared towards enabling novice self-publishers to connect and learn from more experienced independent writers.
What if I don’t have a book ready for publication?
Our goal at irevuo is to develop a community-powered workflow that enables you to go from idea to published book faster and cheaper, while also reaching for a high-production value.
Even if you only have a first draft, or are in the process of writing your book, you can still ask for feedback, go through valuable tutorials about creativity and writing, and get a sense of what is required once you have a finished book.
What if I don’t want to be part of the community?
A surprisingly common question.
Well, here’s the thing: while the community aspect of irevuo is what will enable a lot of self-publishers to release a title without having to invest a lot of time, effort, and money (no need to pay for expensive editors or a professional designer), you can certainly learn to do everything yourself by taking advantage of an ever-growing library of resources.
It’s up to you, and with this special offer (only $19 for lifetime access to the platform), it’s quite a bargain even if you never take advantage of the community.
What if someone steals my work in progress?
On a public forum, among dozens of other self-publishers? There’s an obvious paper trail, and we believe this is reason enough to keep folks from acting in an immoral (and illegal) manner.
However, it’s up to you what you decide to share with the community. You might not want to share a work in progress, and only provide advance review copies to willing beta-readers, or you just want some advice on which cover design to select.
Like I said, this community is for every single stage in the self-publishing process, and it’s up to you to decide on how much help you request/need.
Here’s the thing. I am confident in this community-powered workflow because I am willing to do the work.
I am serious enough to show up and provide guidance, both in the form of tutorials, and in the form of feedback.
Also, the more people join the community early on, besides the benefit of an incredibly affordable (it’s about the price of a dinner, really), the more I will be able to convince other self-publishing experts to join (I already have a few big names in mind that I will contact in June.)
That being said, I do believe that the real power of irevuo is not in experts passing down knowledge as some benevolent gods, but rather in the collaborative work that ambitious self-publishers eager to learn the tricks of the trade are willing to do.
Yes, self-publishing is a lot of work, and neither this community, nor any course, eBook, or tutorial is going to change that, but we can make the journey more enjoyable (and far less lonely.)
That’s what irevuo is all about.
So, what not join?
What do you have to lose?
Right now, it’s $19 for lifetime access. Next month? It’s going to be $9/month.
So, click here and join a community of ambitious self-publishers.