As we all face a new reality in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we at Written Word Media are committed to supporting authors and publishers during this time. Here you can find the different initiatives we have rolled out to provide this support. We will continue to update this page as we roll out additional programs and resources to help authors, so please check back often.
Current initiatives undertaken by Written Word Media include:
- SPF Foundation Support
- Book Harvest Support
- Author and Publisher Survey
- Free Ad Placement for Authors Impacted by Covid-19
SPF Foundation Support
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the SPF Foundation to provide monetary and promotional support to authors. The SPF Foundation provides aspiring authors with the tools to get their writing career on the road, and we’re happy for the opportunity to provide sustained support for authors, even after the initial COVID-19 shock is over. Click below to learn more about the SPF Foundation and apply for a spot!
At Written Word Media we believe that reading is a fundamental human right. That’s why we support Book Harvest, a local non-profit organization that places books in the hands and homes of low-income children in North Carolina. Written Word Media has provided ongoing financial and in-kind support to Book Harvest for many years. During the pandemic, we will continue to support Book Harvest in whatever ways are needed.
Free Ad Placement for Authors Impacted by Covid-19
In the spirit of supporting authors, the Written Word Media team is pleased to offer a new weekly newsletter containing complimentary inventory slots to authors. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide extra support to authors affected by the financial strain of COVID-19 by providing (free!) eyes on their books.
The weekly newsletter will go out to readers from Freebooksy every Wednesday afternoon starting on Wednesday, April, 15th. All featured books in the email will be free of charge to authors impacted by the pandemic. Books priced at $3.99 and below, including free books, are eligible for inclusion in the email. Click the button below to apply for free placement in this email.
Please rest assured that we are supporting all authors during this time. This includes authors who continue to be paying customers, as well as authors who are suffering outsized financial distress due to the pandemic. The free ad placement will in no way negatively impact the performance of paid features.
Author and Publisher Survey
Everyone’s needs are different at this time, and we don’t want to make assumptions about the best way to help. We’d like to hear directly from you. That’s why we have set up a quick survey where you, authors and publishers, can tell us how we can best support you during this time. We will be reviewing survey responses in real-time and using your suggestions to roll out additional forms of support in the coming weeks. This survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and can be found here.