Using Fiverr to Find Great Writers and eBook Cover Designers
Fiverr.com is a fun site to explore. I read about the site in a book offering tips and pointers on how to write and publish ebooks on Amazon Kindle. Every ebook needs a professional cover and Fiverr is a recommended source for finding someone to design a high-quality professional ebook cover for just $5. For someone like me who has no idea how to use photoshop, this site is a lifesaver. In my quest to find someone to design an ebook cover for me, I found tons of really cool (and sometimes weird) services on Fiverr.
Find Editors, Formatters, and More
I've been going through the very long process of writing, proofing, editing and formatting my first ebook all my own. Now that I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, I decided to give Fiverr a try to find someone to make me a great ebook cover. I did find a great cover designer and was surprised at how quickly a really neat cover was turned out. In the process of doing this, I found people who are willing to edit and proof writing or format already-written books for uploading to Kindle. There are even people who ghostwrite short books on Fiverr (although I haven't been brave enough to try this out) for as low as $5 per 600-700 words. If you want anything translated into another language, you will find those services there, too. Blog and social media promotions are offered, or you could get someone to do a radio commercial advertising your product! There's things I've never even thought of!
The "Fun & Bizarre" Category
Just for fun, you should check out the "Fun & Bizarre" section of Fiverr. People offer the craziest and silliest services! One person will make phone calls on your behalf, people will sing you songs, and one guy will have a five-minute argument over Skype with you. It's entertaining just to look through the site.
Good Experience So far
I've used three different sellers of Fiverr so far and have been surprised just how good my orders have turned out. You can sort through sellers by ranking and each seller has reviews by other buyers. This is how I chose which sellers to use. I highly recommend exploring Fiverr for any portion of the writing/publishing/promoting process.