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Title: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 21, 2014, 04:59:23 PM
For many people, KBoards is the go-to place for finding author services like Editors, Cover Artists, Publishers, etc. We've maintained a list of resources over the years in our Yellow Pages.

Today, we are launching a completely new Yellow Pages for author services - and we've expanded it to include reader services as well.

This replaces the forum-based list of Yellow Pages services that we previously used. (Don't worry: if you had a service on that listing, we've migrated it to our new Yellow Pages.)

Here's the link:
http://kboards.com/yp

The page initially comes up with a randomized list of all services. From there, you can filter the list by type of service, and sort it.

(http://kboards.com/yp/screenshot-yellow-pages.png)

Here are the different types of services that the list contains:

(http://kboards.com/yp/screenshot-service-types.png)

...and note we've added a reader service for Book Recommendations:

(http://kboards.com/yp/screenshot-reader-services.png)

So how do you get your service listed in our Yellow Pages? It's easy, and completely self-service. Just click the link at the top of the Yellow Pages ("add or change your service info"), and you'll be taken here:

(http://kboards.com/yp/screenshot-setup.png)

*Special note: our YP has a lot of editors and cover artists... and to date we don't have many services in other areas like: audiobook services, video trailer production, printing, software, and author website design. If you use these services, please pass this tip along to those service providers -- for them to add themselves to our Yellow Pages!

Some features and benefits of our KBoards Yellow Pages:

Finally: a warmhearted thank you to our dear friend Jeff, who maintained our previous Yellow Pages for a long time, up until his passing earlier this year.

P.S. If for some reason you want to view our previous Yellow Page listings, we'll keep them around (unmaintained) for a few weeks, here: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,123703.0.html

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FAQ

Yellow Pages: (http://kboards.com/yp)

Q. How do I use the Search function?

A. Just enter a search term and press the "search" button. Note that this only searches within service names (e.g. "Karen's Editing Services"), not descriptions.

Q. I see a service in the Yellow Pages that does not appear to be active anymore.

A. Let us know about it by posting in this thread. Thanks. We want every service listed in the Yellow Pages to be actively supported.

Q. I see a service in the Yellow Pages that I think is disreputable!

A. That is one of the values of the Discussion Thread link in each listing. If you want to check out a service, or comment on a service, go to its Discussion Thread. That's the best way to vet out the professionalism of a service.

If a service is particularly egregious, or clearly violates Amazon's TOS, we will remove it from the listing. Comment in this thread to tell us about those.

Q. I know I have to be a KB member to add an entry in the Yellow Pages... but is it only viewable by KB members?

No - the Yellow Pages are viewable by anyone, whether they're a KB member or not.



Setup Page: (http://kboards.com/yp/setup.php)

Q. Can I put special characters in my "name" listing to affect the sort?

No.  The sort feature is only valid if it uses the actual business name.  Please do not add special characters such as asterisks or other characters, or leading spaces, or words not actually in your business name in order to change the sort order, thanks!

Q. Why can't I enter HTML into the description for my service?

A. We don't allow that for security reasons. Also, it keeps the description area somewhat consistent, by preventing people from using extra-large font sizes or garish colors.

You can use simple mark-up in your descriptions to make bold and italics: use [b] and [i] tags for that. You can also include web URLs, such as a URL to your Facebook page. But put those URLs right in the text, not in the form of an HTML anchor tag.

Q. Sometimes I see a backslash in a field on the setup page.

A. You can ignore those. They won't be displayed on the Yellow Pages listing itself.

Q. I have a Yellow Pages listing, but when I click the "edit" link, it tells me I don't have access.

A. First, make sure you're logged into KBoards. If you still can't edit, it's likely because someone else added the Yellow Pages entry. Post in this thread to tell us about it and we'll get it sorted out.

Q. I'd like to have multiple people (e.g. my staff) be able to edit my Yellow Pages listing.

A. Sorry, that is currently not possible. Each Yellow Pages listing is linked to a single KBoards account.

Q. I have a Yellow Pages listing, but I can't edit it anymore because I've been banned from KBoards!

A. Sorry, there's no workaround for this one. We only ban repeat offenders, so take care to respect our moderator warnings and avoid being banned in the first place.

Q. I'd like to add a service, but I don't want to have a Discussion Thread in the Writers' Cafe.

A. You must have a discussion thread. This is one of the distinctive features of our Yellow Pages, both for service providers and for customers. Encourage your customers to comment in your discussion thread.

Q. Can I set up a Yellow Pages service entry without being registered as a member on KBoards?

A. No. We use KBoards forum security to manage the Yellow Pages editing process.

Q. The banner in my Yellow Pages listing looks squashed / stretched / scaled.

A. Check the dimensions of your banner graphic. Banners, which appear directly below your listing, need to be in standard size, which is 728x90 pixels. If your graphic has dimensions different than that, we resize it to display as 728x90.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 08:34:42 AM
Bumping this, as we just moved the announcement thread from our Admin forum into the Writers' Cafe. We've been developing and testing this for the past few weeks. Would love your feedback on it -- thank you.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Carol Davis on September 23, 2014, 08:43:25 AM
Thanks, Harvey!  This is a great, great tool for service providers *and* customers!

I'm one of those folks who's got an ad you pulled in from the old Yellow Pages, and I'd like to make a slight tweak.  (My prices have changed to $.003/word for proofreading and $.004/word for copy editing.)  Can you make that adjustment for me?  Or is there some way you can give me access?
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: kathrynoh on September 23, 2014, 08:55:09 AM
Fantastic. The old yellowpages was a bit overwhelming so I'm sure I'll be making a lot of use of this... along with everyone else.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 09:03:53 AM
Thanks, Harvey!  This is a great, great tool for service providers *and* customers!

I'm one of those folks who's got an ad you pulled in from the old Yellow Pages, and I'd like to make a slight tweak.  (My prices have changed to $.003/word for proofreading and $.004/word for copy editing.)  Can you make that adjustment for me?  Or is there some way you can give me access?

Thanks! Yes, you should have access. Click on the "edit" button in the rightmost column of your service. You should then see an edit form for your service.

If not... let me know the name of the service, and I'll make sure it's tied to your KBoards login ID.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 09:05:45 AM
Fantastic. The old yellowpages was a bit overwhelming so I'm sure I'll be making a lot of use of this... along with everyone else.

Thank you!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 11:40:09 AM
A note: if you had a service in our (old) Yellow Pages, please take a minute to find your service in our new Yellow Pages, and verify that we transferred your information accurately.

Also, we have a space for a logo, which is ideally about 200px by 200px. Consider putting one of those together as it'll help your service stand out in the YP.

http://kboards.com/yp
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Joliedupre on September 23, 2014, 11:42:06 AM
I'm sure I'm not in the Yellow Pages yet.  So I'll update this weekend or the next.  Bookmarked!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 12:53:40 PM
Great! Yes, if you offer editing services, or any type of ebook-related services, be sure to get them into the new Yellow Pages.

http://kboards.com/yp
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: LectorsBooks on September 23, 2014, 12:56:33 PM
Awesome! Looks great! Thanks for migrating me over. :)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 01:07:09 PM
Thanks for checking it! Here's the permalink if you need it:
http://www.kboards.com/yp/setup.php/?seq=81
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: ruecole on September 23, 2014, 01:15:18 PM
Thanks so much for doing this, Harvey!  :)

Rue
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Jo Kasunic on September 23, 2014, 02:08:10 PM
Oh, I'll add in the Thanks! This looks great and I'll be adding my info for Cover Design services tonight.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Carol Davis on September 23, 2014, 03:15:33 PM
Thanks! Yes, you should have access. Click on the "edit" button in the rightmost column of your service. You should then see an edit form for your service.

If not... let me know the name of the service, and I'll make sure it's tied to your KBoards login ID.


All set!  I did indeed have access, and I made my changes.  Thanks again, Harvey!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 04:11:04 PM
All set!  I did indeed have access, and I made my changes.  Thanks again, Harvey!

Ah, that's great! You may well been our first production test case. Glad it worked!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Michael Parnell on September 23, 2014, 04:13:35 PM
Thanks, Harvey! This is an excellent resource!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on September 23, 2014, 05:24:51 PM
Thanks! I've seen several new additions to our Yellow Pages today already. Great write-ups, and love the new logos showing up!

We are about to get a spate of publicity about our Yellow Pages... so, if you have a service offering, don't delay getting it added.

http://kboards.com/yp
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: VydorScope on September 23, 2014, 06:28:32 PM
Great job! Looks much improved.  8)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: acapellabookcoverdesign on September 25, 2014, 12:52:30 PM
This is awesome! Kudos to all the hard work put into it! - Jennifer
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Gabriella West on September 25, 2014, 01:24:43 PM
I really appreciate this. Quick and easy to edit! Thank you.

Gabriella West
http://www.editforindies.com
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Melody Simmons on September 26, 2014, 04:59:09 PM
Thank you for the hard work and for transferring my information so perfectly.  Now I won't bug you anymore to update my banners and links!  ;)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on September 26, 2014, 05:05:41 PM
Thank you for the hard work and for transferring my information so perfectly.  Now I won't bug you anymore to update my banners and links!  ;)

We're still here if you need us, Melody.

:D

Betsy
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: hopeburnsblue on October 02, 2014, 04:52:23 PM
This is fantastic! Quick question, since I'm new--by a discussion thread, do you mean a counterpart advertisement posted to this board? Just wanted to make sure I'm understanding properly!

Mel
Title: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 02, 2014, 06:32:10 PM
The discussion thread would be a new thread (or "new topic") that you add in the Writers' Cafe, describing the services you offer. Once you've created that, you can add yourself to the YP and have a link to the discussion thread as part of your YP entry. That thread then becomes a place where potential customers can ask questions, or past customers can discuss your services. Let me know if that makes sense!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: hopeburnsblue on October 02, 2014, 07:20:24 PM
It does! That's exactly what I thought you meant. Thank you so much for the quick and informative response, Harvey! :)

Ooh, actually, if I wanted to include a history of works edited section, may I link to those and their respective authors? Or will direct references that can be Googled suffice? Just making sure. I've read up on a lot of rules, but I want to be clear on everything. :)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 02, 2014, 07:28:06 PM
It does! That's exactly what I thought you meant. Thank you so much for the quick and informative response, Harvey! :)

Ooh, actually, if I wanted to include a history of works edited section, may I link to those and their respective authors? Or will direct references that can be Googled suffice? Just making sure. I've read up on a lot of rules, but I want to be clear on everything. :)

Good question. Yes, I think such a list would be allowed in your service thread, with links to those books.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: hopeburnsblue on October 02, 2014, 07:44:11 PM
Thank you so much!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on October 13, 2014, 02:58:03 PM
Authors: If you haven't checked it out lately, take a look at our Yellow Pages. We've had quite a few new author services added in the past couple of weeks. If you're in need of, or curious about, an author service, take a browse through our Yellow Pages:

http://kboards.com/yp

Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Tony_A20 on November 09, 2014, 06:02:07 PM
You have a spelling mistake.

"A. Sorry, there's no workaround for this one. We only ban repeat offendors, so take care to respect our moderator warnings and avoid being banned in the first place."
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 09, 2014, 07:44:34 PM
You have a spelling mistake.

"A. Sorry, there's no workaround for this one. We only ban repeat offendors, so take care to respect our moderator warnings and avoid being banned in the first place."

Thank you! Fixed.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: AbbyBabble on November 10, 2014, 02:15:58 PM
Great resource!  One request:

Can you add a section for Illustrators?
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 10, 2014, 04:21:03 PM
Great resource!  One request:

Can you add a section for Illustrators?

Good idea! I'll add that to the next round of enhancements.

In the meantime, illustrators should probably add themselves under "Cover Art," and then once we make the Illustrators category available you'll be able to easily make that change.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: TonyWrites on November 18, 2014, 01:26:47 PM
I don't know about other service providers, but the recent changes to Kindle Yellow Pages has resulted in me not getting the steady stream of queries as I was once getting.  The changes made to Kindle Yellow Pages seems to have obscured it to web traffic.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 18, 2014, 03:35:09 PM
Tony,

  Thanks for the note. Hmm -- the changes were designed to give the YP services much more visibility than our old thread-based listing. I'll see if I can come up with some traffic data for the new ones versus the old.

  I know that we've seen quite a few new services added to the YP since the change, so the selection of services has grown. That might be having an effect. Also, most services are choosing to include a 728x90 banner ad which appears right below the service and is linked to their customer discussion thread. That might be worth looking at.

  (Right now, the KBoards YP is the web's only listing of indie author services that has links to customer discussion threads, and we currently have about 175 services listed.)

 Thank you and do let me know of any ideas for making the YP services more visible to interested authors and readers.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Andrea Harding on November 21, 2014, 02:45:44 AM
Thanks for migrating me over!

Can I request permission to be able to edit my post please? (http://www.kboards.com/yp/?seq=74)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 21, 2014, 03:47:51 AM
Andrea,

you should be able to edit it yourself--click on the "edit" link to the right of the listing in the last column.  Let me know if it's not working for you.

Betsy
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on November 21, 2014, 04:04:43 PM
Oops, I just noticed I had set up Andrea's listing incorrectly. I've now tied it to her KB profile, so she should be able to edit it now.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on November 21, 2014, 04:14:38 PM
Oh!  Good catch, Harvey....   ;D

Betsy
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: TonyWrites on December 02, 2014, 08:22:24 PM
Also, most services are choosing to include a 728x90 banner ad which appears right below the service and is linked to their customer discussion thread. That might be worth looking at.

Thanks.
How do I do that?
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on December 03, 2014, 08:43:19 AM
Thanks.
How do I do that?

1. Make a banner if you don't have on already. Or arrange to have one made; many cover artists or other graphics specialists can do one. Standard dimensions are 728x90 pixels.

2. Upload the banner to a website -- either your own website (best), or a photosharing site like Flickr / Photobucket.

3. Once it's uploaded, your banner has an "image URL" -- e.g. http://www.mysite.com/mybanner.jpg. Add that URL to your Yellow Pages services listing. (To edit your listing, click the "edit" link on the rightmost column of your listing.)



Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Tyler Danann on January 19, 2015, 08:30:31 AM
Wow, I'll have to add some of my services to this page. Just have to figure out a few things first though.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Tyler Danann on January 19, 2015, 09:43:59 AM
Hi Harvey.

Please can you add mine to the Video Productions section. I have already done it but it's not showing up. I am a dab hand at making video trailers for books don't you know. :)

Thanks
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on January 20, 2015, 10:37:18 AM
Hi Harvey.

Please can you add mine to the Video Productions section. I have already done it but it's not showing up. I am a dab hand at making video trailers for books don't you know. :)

Thanks

Maybe you figured it out already... but it is showing up. Looks good! Here's a link to it:

Your Service on the KBoards Yellow Pages (http://kboards.com/yp/?seq=319)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: DL Pearl on March 20, 2015, 05:48:50 AM
Thanks for this! I literally came onto Kboards today to look into this and perhaps post about it. The timing is perfect.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Lara Reznik23 on March 30, 2015, 12:21:54 AM
Hi Harvey:

I entered my service on Yellow Pages and can not find my listing.  I was, also, wondering why "Marketing" is not a choice when selecting what kind of service we offer.  The closest I could get is 'Book Promotions" but Enchanted Indie Press does so much more than that.  Is there any way to type in our own "Service" in the "required fields" instead of choosing from the drop down?
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on March 30, 2015, 08:58:20 AM
Hi Harvey:

I entered my service on Yellow Pages and can not find my listing.  I was, also, wondering why "Marketing" is not a choice when selecting what kind of service we offer.  The closest I could get is 'Book Promotions" but Enchanted Indie Press does so much more than that.  Is there any way to type in our own "Service" in the "required fields" instead of choosing from the drop down?

Hi,

I found your Yellow Pages entry by searching for "enchanted":
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=enchanted&action=search&p_page=

The service types are chosen from the pull-down list, as opposed to free-form text, to make it easier for customers to find services by category.

Several service providers have multiple listings in the directory, to indicate the different services they offer. That might be an option for you...?

It is fairly easy for us to add new categories. (There is a "Publicity" category. Is that close enough to "Marketing" that it would cover your services? I'm not certain that it would be clear to have separate categories for Publicity and Marketing, but am open to your thoughts on that. Thanks!)
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Lara Reznik23 on March 31, 2015, 11:28:19 PM
Hi,

I found your Yellow Pages entry by searching for "enchanted":
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=enchanted&action=search&p_page=

The service types are chosen from the pull-down list, as opposed to free-form text, to make it easier for customers to find services by category.

Several service providers have multiple listings in the directory, to indicate the different services they offer. That might be an option for you...?

It is fairly easy for us to add new categories. (There is a "Publicity" category. Is that close enough to "Marketing" that it would cover your services? I'm not certain that it would be clear to have separate categories for Publicity and Marketing, but am open to your thoughts on that. Thanks!)

Thanks Harvey:

"Publicity" will definitely work now that I know I can set up multiple listings.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Alithedreamer on April 09, 2015, 05:13:18 AM
Hiya, how can I edit the details on a book profile? Some of the info has been replicated. Thanks!
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: KBoards Admin on April 09, 2015, 07:25:19 AM
Hiya, how can I edit the details on a book profile? Some of the info has been replicated. Thanks!

(Do you mean a book profile or a yellow pages profile?) Assuming a book profile, you can go to the book's profile page (e.g. http://kboards.com/book/?asin=AAAAAAAAAA  -- where you replace the As with your book's ASIN). Then click on the "author control panel" link near the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: LaurieBEP on April 10, 2015, 01:17:58 PM
Thanks! I'm new at the Yellow Pages, and am working on tweaking the ad now. Seems very easy so far
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
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Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: Ras Ashcroft on May 02, 2015, 05:47:09 AM
Loving the Yellow Pages concept!

Just added my eBook formatting services to the directory at www.rasformat.com - $40 for any length!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Ghost Flight on June 24, 2015, 04:34:42 PM
Harvey, one book promo ad advertises Facebook group promotions, and it links to fiverr.com gigs that offer paid Amazon reviews and Kindle Unlimited borrows, which commit fraud and are against Amazon's terms of service.  The Facebook promotion is ineffective (see forum thread http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,215904.0.html), so Roxana's only real services for authors are the paid reviews and borrows.

I can't link directly to the ad, but the user name is roxanam84, if that's any help.  The listing is "eBook Promotion to over 100k potential readers (Book Promotions)." 
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 24, 2015, 04:38:41 PM
Thanks, Ghost Flight; I thought I had deleted that listing; I may not have confirmed the delete.  It's gone now.

Betsy
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Monique on June 24, 2015, 06:01:44 PM
I'm glad to see it's gone. Sad that GF's thread didn't get to be seen by more. It's important stuff.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Ghost Flight on June 24, 2015, 07:04:07 PM
Thanks, Betsy.  I'm sure you deleted it.  It's just that she had multiple listings.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Marseille, France or Bust on July 05, 2015, 03:21:01 PM
Bless Jeff's heart.
Title: Re: New! KBoards Yellow Pages -- for author (and reader) services - kboards.com/yp
Post by: SazmickBooks on July 31, 2015, 11:37:14 PM
...(There is a "Publicity" category. Is that close enough to "Marketing" that it would cover your services? I'm not certain that it would be clear to have separate categories for Publicity and Marketing, but am open to your thoughts on that. Thanks!)

Hi there. I agree with having a marketing category, as publicity and marketing are two very different animals. I know this is an older comment, but I would love to see a marketing category. Thanks!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: SazmickBooks on July 31, 2015, 11:42:57 PM
Hi. I'm confused on the "creating a thread in writer's cafe" requirement. Do I create a thread directly in writer's cafe for our publishing service and use that url for the thread link in the YP listing?

(I'm the SoMe manager for this client, and I'm trying to understand the requirement for the listing I created for them.)

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: KBoards Admin on August 01, 2015, 08:53:21 AM
Yes, your understanding is correct. Let us know if you have any difficulties!


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Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: NikkiBuschEditing on August 01, 2015, 08:55:03 AM
This looks like a great opportunity for authors and service providers. I tried to load my ad and it is not showing up when I visit the Yellow Pages. I linked it to my Writer's Cafe post from around January.

Also, I am not sure how to add my logo and banner. I am using Chrome as my browser and when I clicked on the question marks for each of those, nothing showed up. Can anyone point me in the right direction for info on how to add one's logo and banner to the Yellow Pages ad?

Thanks so much in advance for any insights.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: KBoards Admin on August 01, 2015, 01:01:48 PM
This looks like a great opportunity for authors and service providers. I tried to load my ad and it is not showing up when I visit the Yellow Pages. I linked it to my Writer's Cafe post from around January.

Also, I am not sure how to add my logo and banner. I am using Chrome as my browser and when I clicked on the question marks for each of those, nothing showed up. Can anyone point me in the right direction for info on how to add one's logo and banner to the Yellow Pages ad?

Thanks so much in advance for any insights.

It looks like you have it resolved, based on your Yellow Pages entry:
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=nikki&action=search&p_page=

(As you probably figured out, the question marks will display a tooltip for each field when the cursor is hovered over them.)
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: NikkiBuschEditing on August 01, 2015, 01:07:20 PM
Thanks so much. Yes, I figured it out. I put my images on Photobucket and got URLs for them that way. For some reason, the question marks didn't open (I'm using Chrome), so I couldn't see what they said. Not sure why that is, but all is well now. Thank you!

Nikki
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Aurorawolf on August 11, 2015, 04:28:13 PM
AURORAWOLF BOOKS
Bonnie Turner
Author - Editor - Proofreader

Seeking serious writers only - no rough drafts. My expertise is proofreading, but I will offer suggestions and light edits as needed. Turnaround is about 2 weeks, depending on the nature of the work and my schedule.

About My Business

I am a professionally published author with a great eye for detail. I can help you polish your manuscript before self-publishing or submitting to agents, editors, or business clients. Today, it is more important than ever to make sure your work is as good as it can be.
________________________________________

REFERENCES

"Bonnie Turner's keen eye and practical knowledge of proper punctuation, grammar. and sentence structure are a valuable asset to any novel in its draft stages or the final phase prior to publication. I highly recommend her as a proofreader and copy editor." - Loretta Giacoletto, author of Chicago's Headmistress and other great books. (March 24, 2015)


"I highly recommend the Copyediting-Proofreading services offered by Bonnie Turner. Her work on my novel was prompt, professional, comprehensive and affordable. She is attentive to every detail and provides thoughtful suggestions. The result is a clean manuscript that can be presented to readers and agents with complete confidence." - Daniel A. Smith, author of Storykeeper (June 30, 2015)


"I highly recommend Bonnie Turner as a copy editor and proofreader. Bonnie has a keen eye for catching those pesky errors you thought you'd weeded out, and a wonderful "ear" for the written word. She found more than a few grammar and punctuation errors in the supposedly "clean" manuscript I'd sent her to edit. Also, she pinpointed many places where the writing could have been more fluent and succinctly worded. Bonnie's editing provided the final polish my manuscript needed to make it ready for publication." - Inge Moore, author of Racing on a Wire, and other novels and short stories. (June 2015)


"I highly recommend Bonnie. She is a professional with great skill at writing, editing, and proofreading. What's more, she gives 150% to anything she attempts to do. You are in very good hands when you work with Bonnie." - Mary McPhee, author of Flowers in a Window (June 2015)
________________________________________

REQUIREMENTS

* Please, no first or rough drafts. The author should have some knowledge of the basics of grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. Even so, mistakes happen. If something isn't clear, I will question it or, with your permission, correct minor errors in spelling and punctuation.

* Prefer MS Word documents. Can do Track Changes. At this time, I do not offer proofreading of hard copy.

* No handwritten documents.

* Prefer fiction, nonfiction, short stories, children's books, novels, e-books (proofreading & minor edits - may help with e-book formatting if needed), biographies, business letters, resumes, obituaries, ad copy, term papers, and articles.

* No highly technical, foreign language, science fiction, or other work that requires extensive - and costly - research. Some foreign words are fine, but author must provide a style sheet with the correct spellings of unusual names, places, definitions, and special expressions.

References: The Chicago Manual of Style and AP Style.

Payment through PayPal. (No personal checks.) I will send an invoice from PayPal but cannot begin work until the transaction is complete. If you do not have a PayPal account, when you receive the invoice, click "Pay Now" and look for a link saying you do not have PayPal then follow the instructions to pay with a credit card.

Deposit one-half down on acceptance of book-length manuscript; balance on completion. (Negotiable)

5% discount if paid in full with submission of manuscript.

Money-back guarantee if not completely satisfied.

PRICE LIST

Less than 20 pages: $1.75 per page. Minimum $15
Proofreading/light edits: $5.00 per 1000 words (TNR 12-pt. font)
Proofreading only: $2.00 per 250-word page

Thank you for your interest. Please e-mail me and let me know what you have. (Type "PROOFREADING" or "EDITING" in the subject line.) I'll get back to you shortly.

aurorawolf.bonnieturner.editor@gmail.com
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: lukemallory on September 08, 2015, 07:35:05 AM
Hi everyone,

I've been holding some 'novel writing' classes in my local community, which has gone down surprisingly well. A by-product is that it's got me more involved in the production / publishing side of things. I've been doing a lot of proofreading, re-writing and even some ghost-writing.

So, I thought I'd offer my proofreading services here. As I'm not established yet, I'm happy to work at a reduced rate. I have some projects lined up for October, but I'm free for the rest of September. I believe I would be especially useful to those starting out as I can quickly format ebook files, too, and hopefully help people avoid the pitfalls that I fell into.

Like you guys, I've been there and done that, and I'm not interested in giving a critique - unless you want me to. I just want to provide a quick and discreet service.

If anyone has anything in need of a quick turnaround, please let me on Lukermallory [at] gmail [dot] com. Feel free to send sample pages.

Cheers,
Luke
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betibup33 on September 15, 2015, 08:15:29 AM
Hi everyone...
I totally new here, and I hope that i catch some business :)
I'm cover designer and work for Betibup33 Design team...

Our Yellow pages and more information you can find here:

http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=betibup33&action=search&p_page=

All the best, and please support us...   ;)

Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: MarkTH on September 15, 2015, 09:02:22 AM
Hi everyone...
I totally new here, and I hope that i catch some business :)
I'm cover designer and work for Betibup33 Design team...

Our Yellow pages and more information you can find here:

http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=betibup33&action=search&p_page=

All the best, and please support us...   ;)
I've used Betibup33 for two of my covers, and I love the work she does.  A lot of my readers love the second cover in the series.  You should check out her work.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: RicardoFayet on September 23, 2015, 01:56:02 AM
Hey! Just wanted to request access to the two Reedsy postings in the Yellow pages (editing and cover art). I'm co-founder of the company (you can verify this here: http://www.thebookseller.com/futurebook/reedsy-bending-digital-self-publishing).

Thanks!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: mrsrobinlcole on September 29, 2015, 07:49:34 AM
I published my first book through Amazon today and also just joined Kboards. I'm really excited about starting down this new path as an indie urban fantasy author and can't wait to connect with everyone!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Lewis Mills on October 01, 2015, 06:20:54 AM
Hi all. We're a design studio here in the UK specialising in illustration, formatting and conversion. Still need to get our Yellow Pages set up but for the moment here's the Ebook Conversion page on our site: http://ninjabeaver.net/portfolio/ebook-conversion/ (http://ninjabeaver.net/portfolio/ebook-conversion/)
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: RichardSutton on October 19, 2015, 01:52:40 PM
I wanted to add to my Saille Design services listing in the Yellow Pages. Beyond Book Cover Design, I offer the complete range of graphic design services, including, but not limited to:

My fees begin at US$50 per side and all my work is unique project-derived design, no stock design. Any additional photography or other images used are billed at my cost or are client supplied.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: EditorKelliCollins on November 05, 2015, 09:19:09 AM
Hi there!  I recently added my services to the Yellow Pages. Then I updated it with a new banner; when I did, it seemed to create a second listing for me. I now see my listing twice, once with the banner, once without. I've noticed a few people's services listed multiple times, as well. Is this just a glitch when we update our listing? Thanks!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: bookrazor on December 15, 2015, 09:03:02 PM
Hi, may I please request access to edit the YP listing for BookRazor (http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_service=Virtual+Assistants&p_sort=name&action=go&p_page=)? I am the new owner of the site/service.

You can see verification of this in our thread in the Writer's Cafe: hhttp://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,217769.msg3164006.html#msg3164006

Happy Holidays,
Dane
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on December 16, 2015, 03:38:25 PM
Hi, may I please request access to edit the YP listing for BookRazor (http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_service=Virtual+Assistants&p_sort=name&action=go&p_page=)? I am the new owner of the site/service.

You can see verification of this in our thread in the Writer's Cafe:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,217769.msg3164006.html#msg3164006

Happy Holidays,
Dane

Dane--

As the YP listings are tied to a user account, you'd have to either take over the user account, which doesn't seem possible as Martin will still want his own account, or create a new listing.  If you need any help grabbing images, etc, let me know.

Betsy
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on December 16, 2015, 03:41:22 PM
Hi there!  I recently added my services to the Yellow Pages. Then I updated it with a new banner; when I did, it seemed to create a second listing for me. I now see my listing twice, once with the banner, once without. I've noticed a few people's services listed multiple times, as well. Is this just a glitch when we update our listing? Thanks!

Kelly,

sorry, I've just seen this; thanks for letting us know.  I'll take a look and remove the one without the banner.  I'm not sure if there's a glitch or not, but we'll look into it!

Betsy
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Aurora_Smith on January 08, 2016, 01:44:00 AM
 :) Thank you for an opportunity) I adore your website)
Regards
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: seampublishing on February 11, 2016, 03:42:20 PM
Ebook formatting and print layout design
You've spent weeks, months, years writing your book. You spent hundreds if not thousands on editing and a book cover. But what do most authors do after that? They upload their Word file straight to KDP or download a template for a print book to copy and paste into and call it a day. What's wrong with this?
Well, for your ebook, Word to Kindle by automatic software conversion can produce broken formatting, unsupported characters turning into those blocks with upside down question marks in them, and hundreds of lines of junk code that costs you $$$ when Amazon deducts their download fees.
For print, there are hundreds of decisions that go into layout from font (nothing screams "self-published" to readers and reviewers like Size 12 Times New Roman), to margins, to things that Word processing software can't even do, like adjust spacing between letters and individual lines to ensure that you aren't left with widowed or orphaned text and still have every page begin and end with exactly the same margins.
Luckily, there is another option. I can take your manuscript and format it for print or ebook to make it look like anything the Big 5 are able to produce. This isn't some Fiverr gig where your book gets minutes of attention. Don't let interior design be the limiting factor on the success of your book.
Rates:
$5 per book plus a per word fee of $.003 for first 25,000 words and $.002 after that for ebooks
$25 per book plus a per finished page fee of $5.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: M. Wayne Miller Illustration on March 05, 2016, 08:56:21 AM
M. Wayne Miller Illustration

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and YA are my illustrative specialties. Cover art made to order. Let's talk shop!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: williammeikle on March 05, 2016, 10:30:24 AM
M. Wayne Miller Illustration

Fantasy, science fiction, horror, and YA are my illustrative specialties. Cover art made to order. Let's talk shop!


I can vouch for Wayne - he's the real deal and has done work on many covers (and interior illustrations) for my books... check out BERSERKER and THE ISLAND OF TERROR in my sig for examples...
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: M. Wayne Miller Illustration on March 06, 2016, 09:21:06 AM
I can vouch for Wayne - he's the real deal and has done work on many covers (and interior illustrations) for my books... check out BERSERKER and THE ISLAND OF TERROR in my sig for examples...

Thank you for the endorsement, Willie!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: M. Wayne Miller Illustration on March 06, 2016, 06:23:57 PM
Kelly,

sorry, I've just seen this; thanks for letting us know.  I'll take a look and remove the one without the banner.  I'm not sure if there's a glitch or not, but we'll look into it!

Betsy

Hi Betsy, I have had the same issue with my addition to the yellow pages. I have three listings, but only the one with the banner should be active. Thank you for looking into this!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: ShayneMachova on April 15, 2016, 02:07:26 PM
Hi established and aspiring authors!

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to introduce myself. My name is Shayne of Machovi Creative, a new novel formatting design company.

As I'm building my formatting portfolio, I'm extending an invitation to design your next eBook project for free! I'd really just love the opportunity to work on new, creative projects!

You can find some examples of my previous design work here: http://facebook.com/machoviprods

Send me a direct email to machoviprods@gmail.com if you're interested in one free eBook format / design. Of course, I also do covers, print formatting, trailers, press releases, and more.

Thanks so much! Looking forward to chatting,  :D
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: VirginiaMcClain on May 28, 2016, 12:51:56 AM
I'd like to post my cover design and formatting services in the Yellow Pages, but I am unclear on exactly where to start a discussion thread to link back to. Do I start it here in the Writer's Cafe in general or somewhere else. I do not want to post it in the wrong spot and incur the wrath of mods, or anyone else. Please let me know where the appropriate place is. Thank you very much! (Hopefully this isn't just me being clueless because it's 3am.) :-)
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on May 28, 2016, 04:28:55 AM
I'd like to post my cover design and formatting services in the Yellow Pages, but I am unclear on exactly where to start a discussion thread to link back to. Do I start it here in the Writer's Cafe in general or somewhere else. I do not want to post it in the wrong spot and incur the wrath of mods, or anyone else. Please let me know where the appropriate place is. Thank you very much! (Hopefully this isn't just me being clueless because it's 3am.) :-)

Virginia--

Welcome to KBoards! 

You'll want to start your vendor discussion thread in the Writers' Cafe--and then we'll welcome it and you'll be off and running!

Thanks for asking--have a great day!

Betsy
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: VirginiaMcClain on May 28, 2016, 10:15:29 AM
Virginia--

Welcome to KBoards! 

You'll want to start your vendor discussion thread in the Writers' Cafe--and then we'll welcome it and you'll be off and running!

Thanks for asking--have a great day!

Betsy

Thank you, Betsy! I will get right on that then. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. :-)
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: BetaProofReader on June 08, 2016, 02:35:14 AM
This is great! Never knew such a directory existed.

Question: I offer 2 similar services that tie in with each other (beta reading and proofreading) and also file conversion and formatting.

Can I add both services separately, or is there a way to combine them?

Thanks a lot,

Dave
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 08, 2016, 11:35:43 AM
This is great! Never knew such a directory existed.

Question: I offer 2 similar services that tie in with each other (beta reading and proofreading) and also file conversion and formatting.

Can I add both services separately, or is there a way to combine them?

Thanks a lot,

Dave

Dave,

Glad you found us!

If you want to have the different services available in the pre-determine search categories, you'll have to create an entry for each service.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask here or to PM me.

Betsy
KB Mod
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Joie on June 09, 2016, 06:16:16 PM
New to KBoards here! What a great service!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on June 09, 2016, 06:51:10 PM
Welcome to KBoards, Joie!

Betsy
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: MaryNWI on June 23, 2016, 09:24:04 AM
I'm new here...to the Yellow Pages and Cafe at least.  Great resource for my client authors! I send them all here. 

New Writers Interface:  Editing, Promotion, and endless support.
I do have a strong newsletter and blog about current publishing and promotion issues and tips.  And it's free! http://www.newwritersinterface.com/
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: thefictionaleditor on July 28, 2016, 11:03:17 PM
Hello all,

My name is Guy and I'm offering my story editing services to the KBoards readership.

My fiancee (Jennifer) and I work together to provide quality editing and fast service to writers.  We work with you as a "team partner" to strengthen your writing so you provide your readership the most polished story possible.  We provide two sets of fresh eyes and native English speaking backgrounds.

Here is a link to my website (with prices): http://thefictionaleditor.com/

We offer free writing samples to make sure we are a good fit for each other.

We are open-minded with various genres and look forward to working with you.  :)

- Guy
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: PTG on August 25, 2016, 08:20:35 AM
Hello authors!

We are a product review site bringing sellers and reviewers (we call them “testers”) together and we’d love for you to join us. We’ve recently expanded our categories to include books of every genre. Honest and unbiased reviews from over 1,200 active members; never paid in any way, shape, or form.

Membership is only $25/mo. This is a great opportunity to help promote a new release or to re-introduce your previous work! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

-Shawn, Co-Founder
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: SerenityEditing on September 14, 2016, 12:28:38 PM
Hi there!  I recently added my services to the Yellow Pages. Then I updated it with a new banner; when I did, it seemed to create a second listing for me. I now see my listing twice, once with the banner, once without. I've noticed a few people's services listed multiple times, as well. Is this just a glitch when we update our listing? Thanks!

Kelly,

sorry, I've just seen this; thanks for letting us know.  I'll take a look and remove the one without the banner.  I'm not sure if there's a glitch or not, but we'll look into it!

Betsy

Betsy,
Just wanted to mention that it did the same for me just recently. I'm not sure if I may have clicked something incorrectly (later updates did not create a second listing, only that first one). I waited a bit to see if it would go away on its own, as it seemed to have shown up, but it didn't. I've manually deleted the second listing but thought I'd let y'all know just in case.

--e
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: eevalancaster on October 10, 2016, 12:11:35 AM
We can help you self publish high quality books... the affordable way.
Check us out for all your publishing needs.

www.thebookkhaleesi.com (http://www.thebookkhaleesi.com)

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Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Jack_St on December 01, 2016, 02:58:12 PM
This has to be a stupid question, so I apologize in advance, but on the yellow pages sign up sheet, what goes in the "Forum Thread" field? I have a forum thread?? How do I find it? Cheers, Jack
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: SerenityEditing on December 01, 2016, 04:31:55 PM
This has to be a stupid question, so I apologize in advance, but on the yellow pages sign up sheet, what goes in the "Forum Thread" field? I have a forum thread?? How do I find it? Cheers, Jack

Hi Jack -
Go to the main Writers' Cafe board (http://www.kboards.com/index.php/board,60.0.html), and on the mid righthand side (just above the listing of all the individual posts) click on 'New Topic.' Then create a thread there about whatever service you're offering.

Browse some of the other threads (look for titles that seem to be offering services) if you need inspiration for what to say there. I sure needed some! I'm not good at selling myself. (c: 

Once you've got your "advertisement" written up, hit 'Post.' That will create your personal forum thread; then copy its URL and paste it into the 'Forum Thread' field.

Good luck, and welcome!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: AristellaStarDesigns on December 30, 2016, 07:29:03 AM
Hello, everyone! I've been lurking the forums of erotica/romance writing for quite some time and have finally decided to offer my graphic design services. I make premade covers that can be purchased directly from my website. (http://www.aristellastardesigns.com/)

Feel free to drop by and check us out. I'll be following up shortly with my thread and yellow page advertisement. Thank you!  ;D

Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: M. Wayne Miller Illustration on January 04, 2017, 10:48:48 AM
Welcome to 2017, folks! I now have a website through Squarespace, with lots of new work on display. Please take a look! Additionally, I am ready to take on new projects, so lets get the party started!

Thanks so much!

http://www.mwaynemiller.com
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Richard Stephens on January 11, 2017, 10:08:14 AM
You've done it!
You poured your heart and soul into your work and now your ready for the world to see it. But is it really ready to be seen? And how will your readers find it in todays flooded book market?
We offer everything the indie writer needs to self publish their work: Editing, Formatting, and Book cover design for print and ebook. We will walk you through the maze of amazon services including CreateSpace and KDP.

My Service on the KBoards Yellow Pages (http://www.kboards.com/yp/?seq=)
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: JayandFunGoo on January 20, 2017, 02:42:11 PM
This is great!

I added my website very quickly! Thank you for this
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: atelierdroeven on November 27, 2017, 10:29:46 PM
Thank you! I added my services!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Jewel Hart on December 10, 2017, 06:10:49 PM
Hello, My name is Jewel hart. Thank you for the opportunity to list my services in your yellow pages.
I own and operate the website Chick Lit Cafe~Bookstagram
Great Reads For Avid Readers. We Do Powerful Engaging Book Reviews. We Do Expert Marketing and Social Media Promotion.
Readers Love Our Website. We Connect Readers with Great Authors.
Visit Us http://www.chicklitcafe.com
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: Muyassar Sattarova on January 05, 2018, 12:06:39 PM
Thank you for your help. I hope KBoards Yellow Pages will be a best tool for both writers and readers :)
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: katylight on February 15, 2018, 06:35:25 AM
I have updated my profile (finally!!) and added my new website - www.editsbykaty.com

Thank you!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: LeVar Ravel on February 23, 2018, 04:00:22 AM
Hi KBoards,

While perusing your great Yellow Pages for Cover Artists this week, I found some entries with outdated website links.

I don't know how many of these artists might have just forgotten to update their entries, or if they've left the industry. For instance, I notice that Tom Edwards Concepts is in business on another site, and he posted on KBoards recently, but his website link here is defunct.

The following entries all had defunct websites when I checked:

Blue Bull Book Design 
Book Design & Editing
Covercrafters
Crow's Nest Covers
Glopear Book Cover Design
Jamie Winchester Design
JP Mackey
Mona Hanna Designs
Night Owls Designs
Original Art Covers
Original Book Design
Quest Design
Rebecca Swift Artwork
Spineless Design
The Creative Hum
Tom Edwards Concepts
Whimsical Wrapping
...................................

The following entries take you to blogs that don't appear to have been updated in years:

Indie-spired Design
Libbie Grant Book Cover Design

.................

StarBookCovers' website has a notice that claims, "No longer available for cover design work."

..........

Also, you'll notice there are some artist websites like jeffbrowngraphics.com and yogjoshi.com that have multiple, redundant entries in the Yellow Pages.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: TnT Plot Outlines on March 09, 2018, 08:51:28 PM
I hope I'm doing this right--creating a thread to link to for the Yellow Pages listing?


I'm a USA Today bestselling author. My partner and I offer full premade and custom plot outlines in the following genres:

Romance (all varieties*)
[*Historical romances with a Western setting, Highlands, Colonial America, post-Civil War, Victorian, or Regency-era. I don't know enough about topics like Ancient Rome or Ancient Greece to write those.]
Fantasy (all varieties)
Science Fiction (all varieties)
Postapocalyptic and/or Dystopian
YA fiction in the above categories
Women's Fiction and Chick Lit
Erotica

We don't do:
Straight mysteries
Psychological thrillers
Horror
Nonfiction

Outlines:
Outlines include character descriptions, motivations, personality traits, and various tidbits, along with an outline broken down by chapter. I'll also include a blurb if you'd like at no extra charge. Outlines are priced according to the expected length of the book you can create with them.

Price: $200-$300 per outline, depending on the genre, niche, length, and complexity.

We also plot series! We can start with one and add more if your series is successful, or we can do the whole series at one time.

Typical turnaround time is less than a week (usually way less) for custom outlines.

Premade plots are sold as-is. Custom plots offer limited revisions, and you will need to fill out a form before we begin:

https://goo.gl/forms/FJqHDjBFDbUCgM4k1

You will be billed for 1/2 the cost of custom plots in advance. I email the completed outline to you before receiving the final installment. The second half is due upon your receipt of the outline/the day I email it to you.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: 29pilgrimsediting on May 01, 2018, 02:39:13 PM
Hello all! New to KBoards and hoping to catch some new clients or help any authors out with any questions. I've heard that KBoards is great resource for networking and learning, so here I am!

I am a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. I can offer my services for everything from copyediting fiction novels, to formatting and layout for your novel, to aiding in publishing industry navigation, to proofreading business cards or emails.

My email is 29pilgrimsediting@gmail.com and my website is 29pilgrims.com. Head on over for more information!

Thank you all!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: HollyDA on June 03, 2018, 02:24:03 PM
Just throwing in my hat.
Specialty: Developmental/big picture

Evil Eye Editing is a professional editing resource for writers of all genres. It is the online home of Fiction Editor Holly Atkinson. That'd be me, your host.

I have worked with numerous authors in a professional capacity, including New York Times and USA Today best sellers. My editing style falls under the "firm but fair" heading. I prefer to nurture where possible to encourage author growth, and believe in maintaining a fun environment. That said, I'm not afraid of the red pen of death, and will use it without mercy if needed.

Most importantly, I am a proponent of maintaining your author voice. The book is yours, and it should still sound like it's yours by the time we complete the editing process.

Evil Eye Editing operates on the philosophy that the relationship between editor and author should be collaborative and educational. We have the same goals -- that is, we all want the book to succeed.

Questions? Feel free to drop me a line at evileyeediting@gmail.com.
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: hkeditor on June 27, 2018, 05:35:00 PM
Hello! I've just joined KBoards after learning it's a great place to make new connections with fellow book lovers.

I would like to offer my copy editing and proofreading services for any independent authors in the forum. I currently have slots available in my schedule, and I would love to fill them with KBoards authors! You can check out my post in the Writers' Cafe or my listing on the Yellow Pages board for more information about my services and the special rates I'm offering KBoarders.

Thanks for welcoming me into your forum. I look forward to getting to know everyone!
Title: Re: KBoards Yellow Pages: a directory of author services (kboards.com/yp)
Post by: DonovanCopyEditor on July 07, 2018, 06:04:40 PM
Proofreading + Copy Editing + Book Titles + Research

Hi, I'm Donovan and I can help you fix all those pesky typos, run-on sentences, confusing phrases and other potential "oops" moments in your book that make readers cringe. I also help authors come up with titles they (and their readers) love.
 
I'm a professional copywriter (client list includes Forbes Magazine, authors, start-ups, life and business coaches, tech companies and many more).

I don't offend easily and am versatile (non-fiction, fiction, multiple genres). Let's talk! Free 1000-word proofread for new clients.

And, of course, I love to read.