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Bibliocrunch Partners with VIA, Bowker, Book Design Templates, & other Vendors to get Authors to Where They’re Going

by Miral Sattar •  May 26, 2015  •   Follow miralsattar

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Bibliocrunch is teaming up with VIA’s ride-sharing service to give members two free rides to and from BEA (Book Expo America).

Need a ride to or from Javits Center during BEA? Sign up for a FREE Bibliocrunch membership and get two free VIA rides good for weekday rides to and from Javits Center. All existing Bibliocrunch members are also eligible for free rides.


Sign up for free VIA ride cards at Bibliocrunch and be sure to visit us at BEA’s BookCon where you can also enter giveaways to win a manuscript review and sign up for a one-month trial of VIP membership.

Bibliocrunch is a marketplace where authors can find quality vetted editorial, design and other book publishing services to help them get their book projects published. There are two membership levels: Free and a $25 per month VIP Membership.

Bibliocrunch VIP member authors are entitled to great discounts with other partner services including Bowker, PressBooks, Book Design Templates, Build Book Buzz, IBPA, and eBookArchitects. Besides full access to Bibliocrunch’s vetted freelancers, VIP members also receive:

  • Two FREE weekday rides to and from BEA to anywhere in NYC with VIA
  • Author VIP Services (email and phone consultancy)
  • Book promotion on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads and Wattpad
  • Author Academy
    • Book budget spreadsheet planner
    • A marketing plan template that got a new, unknown author over 100,000 new readers
    • Contractor agreement templates
    • Ebooks and how-to guides
    • Videos and courses on a wide range of self-publishing topics
    • Instructional video course series titled “Startup Book” that includes:
    • Where should you be publishing your book?
    • How to avoid self-publishing mistakes that first-time authors make
    • Common mistakes first time authors make
    • How to get reviews for your book
  • Conference and event discounts
    • Book Expo America (BEA)
    • American Society for Journalists and Authors (ASJA)
    • Writer’s Digest (WD)
    • Yale Publishing Course
    • MediaBistro courses
    • And more!

How it works:
Authors post their publishing needs and desired budget at Bibliocrunch’s vetted freelancers submit proposals on the jobs. Authors choose the best match for their projects and budget. Personal, one-on-one phone assistance is also available to Bibliocrunch’s VIP members.

Bibiliocrunch is hosting a workshop, “Startup Book: Launching Your Self-Published Book” on May 28th at 6:00pm at The Hatchery. Topics include: self-publishing basics, getting reviews, book marketing and distribution options. Includes pizza and drinks.

RSVP to the workshop:

For more information about Bibliocrunch, get free VIA rides, win a manuscript review, get other giveaways and discounts and sign up for a one-month FREE trial of VIP Membership, please visit the Bibliocrunch table at BookCon on May 30 and 31st at table 3279.

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About Miral Sattar

Lover of books. CEO & founder of Bibliocrunch. Love storytelling in all its forms. Formerly TIME. I'm a new media entrepreneur who has worked in the media industry for 11 years. My mission is simple – to innovate the publishing industry with technology. My company has been featured in BBC World News, Money Magazine, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Forbes, WSJ, MediaBistro, PBS, Columbia Journalism Review, The Next Web, Publishers Weekly, and a bunch of other places. Bibliocrunch was also selected as The Next Big Thing in media by the Paley Center. I also used to run a popular South Asian culture blog called Divanee. Before I ran my own company and became a mom, I used to be on the board for several literacy organizations, and wrote a LOT more. Hopefully, when things are calmer I can go back to that! :)