I am currently doing research to understand how I can help authors with book launches.
I would like to help authors with a book launch and drive pre-sales / initial sales. I had hoped to launch this feature in Spring 2022, but I am delaying it until we have more traffic as I want to ensure we can make a solid impact (and I want to get our genre pages and filters out this Winter first).
What do I think it will look like?
We would highlight new books on bookshelves to help readers see those and check them out. And, as we roll out new features like genre pages and our custom book recommendation newsletter, we would do similar there. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on how Shepherd can help with a book launch!
P.S. do you want to help us build features like this faster?
I launched a membership program for founding members at the urging of authors and readers. 100% of the money goes toward developing new features and my goal of hiring a full-time developer in 2023 (currently, we only have one part-time developer).