“I actually set this up with a dating portal software.”
Matthias Matting of Munich is playing something of a matchmaker for writers. HisAuthorbuddies.com has just gone live this week. It’s the sort of mutual aid society you find in the self-publishing world.
You’re invited to drop by the site, look around, set up a free account, and get ready to trade some marketing help with an author in your target region: advice from a native, in exchange for your tips about your own market.
If it all leads to a romantic evening and one free drink on the Riviera, drop me a postcard, will you?
“Marketing a book in a country far from your home is more difficult than expected for most authors,” Matting tells me, “and we want to lower the barriers by providing a way to find fellow authors with a mutual interest.”
Certainly the idea of getting your books into international markets is a big interest among entrepreneurial authors this season; it was one of the key topics requested for presentations in BookExpo America’s Author Hub in New York a couple of weeks ago.
By Porter Anderson | @Porter_Anderson
Writing on the Ether: Marketing a Book Abroad? How About a Buddy System?
Originally published by Thought Catalog at www.ThoughtCatalog.com