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AuthorBitz Author Social Media Site

$1,780 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 45 people in 4 months
Imagine a social media site designed for authors.

It will be a foundation for authors to showcase their work.

In addition, there will be a place for readers and author supporters.

All those FB pages, blogs, websites designed to help authors would be easy to locate and search through.

Edit** The site is up and running in beta form.
www.authorbitz.com
Join the site and see what we are working on! :)


All I need is the money to get it started


This is what the site will provide:

For authors:

1. A place to connect with authors and support staff

2. A place to promote their work

3. A place to post their work and get feedback

4. A social media platform designed specifically for THEM

5. A place to build readership

6. A place to get reviews

7. A place to learn from experts and each other

 For Readers

1. A place to connect with their favorite authors

2. A place to find new authors

3. A place to review books

4. A place to discuss books

5. A place to connect with other readers

 For Author support staff (Publishers, Editors, proofreaders, Designers, Formatters, PAs and more)

1. A place to promote their services

2. A place to obtain reviews

3. A place to connect with authors

 I would start small and build from the ground up.

It won’t take much to get it started.

I would be able to set up the basic site and get it going for $500

Maintaining the site for the first year will be a little bit more.

First year budget:

Software license $500

Network Fees: $1000

Equipment costs: $500

 Monetizing the site would keep it up and running and allow it to grow.

The site would be monetized with the following:

1.       Paid Ads service

2.       Donations

3.       Membership fees

a.       Free Basic membership

b.       Fees to upgrade

 Anyone who donates will receive a coupon code giving discounts equal to the donation in fees and ads.

The goal is to raise all of the money by June 1st 2018.
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Hey everyone,
The site is up and running.
We are pretty much out of Beta.
I am still able to make changes as needed, but all the imprints are there for us to use.
Please make full use of the site.
I am still asking for donation because we need to keep the lights on (Network fees and such)
Feel free to share the site and this gofundme with your friends.
www.authorbitz.com
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We are still $220 away from our goal!
I am still offering a Level 2 membership for those donating $20 or more between now and the 15th.
I hope the members of the site are enjoying themselves. There are some great things happening on the site.
www.authorbitz.com
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We are still just a short grasp away from our funding goals.
Since the dollar for dollar matching offer ends today I am preparing another offer.
I am creating a new member level.
This level will give donators access to everything a Level 2 member will have.
Anyone who donates $20 or more between now and the 15th will be given Special Member Levels.
Level 2
5 MG storage
Ability to create groups
Ability to create events
Ability to create polls
Custom page creation
Access and ability to comment in blogs
Ability to develop ads
Subscription to newsletter
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A lot going on over at the new site!
We are upgrading the site starting tomorrow!
Supreme Memberships for donators will start being upgraded this weekend!
The newsletters are almost ready to go.
Groups are being designed.
Ads are up and running.
Form submissions are ready to go!
Join the site and see the upgrades!
www.authorbitz.com
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