Author Friends With Benefits began in February 2017 as a Facebook Group that wanted to encourage authors to work together to promote each other. From there it quickly grew a Facebook membership and then set up its own website www.authorfriendswithbenefits.com in May 2017, at which point it aimed to charge for membership and provide a wide range of “Opt-In Benefits” services.Author Friends With Benefits was first created because Hannah Murdoch Epton “Author Hanleigh Bradley” felt that independent and small published authors had a huge challenge in front of them, trying to promote themselves without any real marketing experience or the time to do the job justice. She felt that if they shared the burden of promotion, together authors would have more time to write. For that reason, she wanted to create a community of authors who genuinely supported and encouraged one another. As well as that, in her time as an Author PA Hannah came across multiple authors who had poor experiences with service providers. She saw an opportunity to provide cost-effective and reliable services attached to a brand that would be trusted.
Author Friends With Benefits is an online community in which Indie authors get to support other indie authors and receive support in return. We are all lovers of books to begin with and we share our love for storytelling and our experiences to empower and embrace each other's talents.
A Sense Of True Community – our greatest ambition is to create a real community of writers who support and encourage one another as such we put emphasis on methods of communication between authors and encourage networking both between authors and authors, and authors and readers.Provide cost-effective and Reliable Services – another key objective is to provide author services that can be trusted. Too many independent authors have had negative experiences with the service providers they have found on social media. We want to change the way authors search for service providers – rather than sharing a Facebook post requesting an editor, we would like to encourage them to “shop around” using our Directory of Services and hopefully purchase our Opt-In Services. Reader’s Network – We aim to develop a readership that will be engaged in our community and participate in our online events and book club. Through this network, we will be able to provide reviews.
If you provide a service to authors, be it as a PA, Blogger, Reviewer, Graphic Designer, Editor... etc, then we would love to invite you to add your service to our Services Directory.Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with Services Directory in your subject line. We will need a short bio about your service, a link to your website/ facebook page and a graphic.
There are always opportunities for you to join our team. We are always looking for people with particular skill sets, including editing, formatting, graphic design, publishing, and more. Author Friends With Benefits is a family, we work with our authors to provide them with the best services we possibly can. If you think that you would be an asset to our community, why not apply today.