Fee changes, per book listings, member-author only giveaways and a spin-off site coming soon to the Index…
This post was updated on 20 March 2014 and reflects new information as regards membership to the Index and how to get your book listed on the Index.
On 18 March 2014, the Independent Author Index will turn two! Yay!
With that milestone will come changes to the Index.
There will be two levels of membership: 5-Star Membership and All-Star Membership.
5-Star Membership will cost $32.95 and include one (1) bio page and one (1) book listing. To have additional books included with your profile as a 5-Star Member, the cost will be $6.95 per book listing.
All-Star Membership will cost $99.95 and include one (1) bio page, unlimited book listings, one (1) fourteen-day Twitter campaign, a voucher code for a 30-day button campaign and more. See Become an All-Star Member Author of the Index for all the benefits that come with All-Star membership.
All those authors who are members of the Index prior to 18 March 2014 at midnight EST will automatically become 5-Star members and will have the option to upgrade to All-Star membership at a discounted rate. The discount will be based on the initial amount that was paid when the member author joined the Index and then half the difference of that amount.
For example, if you joined the Index when the membership fee was $19.95, then you can upgrade to All-Star status for $80 minus 50%, which would be $40. If your membership to the Index was free, then you can upgrade to All-Star status for $99.95 minus 50%, which would be $50.
Current member authors do not have to upgrade to All-Star status. If you do not upgrade, then you will simply be locked into the 5-Star Membership.
Another change coming to the Index is that you don’t have to be a member author of the Index to have your independently-published book listed on the Index. If you just want a book listing, the cost will be $11.95 per book listing.
All these changes will take place on 18 March 2014 at 12a EST.
Another benefit of being a member author of the Index has always been member-author-only giveaways, and we are stepping up our game in this area.
Two member-author-only giveaways are coming up soon.
We want to make sure book bios get more attention, so they’re getting their own website at http://bookbios.com.
If you click a link to a book bio on the Index, then you will be forwarded to bookbios.com.
That’s it for now…
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