As it so often happens, new writers put the back end work of creating a book to the bottom of the list and then when they need to find freelancers to get the cover art, editing, etc. done, they are behind on the curve.  It takes time to seek a freelancer, follow up on their reviews/recommendations, and finalize the payment arrangements.

to find freelancers

Most freelancers can be found on Indeed.com or Fiverr.com or another of the usual freelance for hire places.  But did you know that companies such as Infinity Author Services also uses freelancers? WE DO~! Sometimes it is imperative that a job be done in a time frame that we are unable to handle, so we will outsource that job and believe me, we have a great team! Our designers, editors, etc. have already been pre-viewed, pre-tested, and pre-approved by writers just like you!

By using IAS, you are getting the freelance work you want without the hassle of having to find freelancers online, vet them, and all the other parts of hiring someone for the work of doing cover art, edits, etc.

Why you do not need to find freelancers any more!

We also have in house employees, so your needs are always covered. You will not be behind one second in the process of getting your book into the media. The only thing that we would like to see happen from you is SUCCESS! And you will definitely be successful if you are not struggling to get your finished work into the world of readers.

And don’t forget – Infinity Author Services also does promotions for your book as well! We have a team of bloggers, social media gurus, and podcasters to get the word out about your book for a very reasonable price.

Check out our packages and information page or our client testimonials for more info.

Or better yet, if you are just now on the search to find freelancers for your book, drop us a contact form and let us assist you!

There is a significant difference in whether you self-publish, traditionally publish, or DIY your publishing experience. Infinity Author Services will help to get you to the point of pushing publish, but we do NOT publish your book. We are not a publishing company, nor do we do anything in the vein of vanity publishing (which is a bad deal anyway).

We are the PRETTIER side of book creation. We design the cover art, help with your editing, proofing, and formatting. We create eye-catching graphics for your social media, and even do a little promotion for you, as well.

If any of that sounds like what you really want, then leave us a comment, drop a contact form, and let us know how we can better serve you. 

We work hard with a writer’s budget, too. Those pay-for-pages-read pennies you receive have to add up for all the costs it takes to make a book and get it out into the wide-world-web and beyond. You would be better off writing and leave the back-end work to us.

We understand at Infinity Author Services, and we want to help. Go right now over to our packages and information page to see what we offer. Let us know what you need and let us give you a quote. 

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Be our next author of the month!

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 Meet E.J. Linden…she’s an author…

What are we up to now?

A NEW AUTHOR OF THE MONTH!

Welcome to June! We are once again celebrating our authors with a dedicated post/page for their work, and their lives.

This month is mystery month, and we are hosting E.J.Linden and her book, A Private Practice.

E.J.’s advice? Write Every Day!

If you would like to be an author of the month, all you have to do is purchase one of our services!

We love our authors and work hard to promote them in every fashion, including blogs, podcasts, vlogs, and more! 

Contact us today!

Share about yourself

I am a writer and, so, I write. All the time. Anywhere. The slightest thing can trigger an idea for a story. It’s important to pay attention. I grew up in a small town in a middle-class family with a blue-collar dad who worked shifts and worked hard. I learned the value of hard work. And I was surrounded by elders who enjoyed telling stories on the front porch in the evening. I learned early on the art of storytelling. I think it’s great that I now get paid to make things up. My elders would be proud.

Share about your work   

A Private Practice is E. J. Linden’s debut novel. It was written as a short story for a contest several years ago in Writer’s Digest. The story received an honorable mention. A friend commented that it would make a great novel. I finally took the story and fleshed it out. I leave the determination of how ‘great’ it is to the readers.

Tell us about your writing style      

My writing style is mostly seat-of-the-pants writing, but with mystery and suspense, there is a fair amount of weaving of multiple story lines, so some outlining is required. Otherwise, I spend hours trying to tie threads together. Also, when writing mystery and suspense, there has to be a balance between the plot and the characters driving the story forward. Both are equally important.

E.J. Linden’s Facebook Page

A Private Practice on Amazon

More about E.J


What do you find challenging about the writing life? 

Certainly, the discipline it takes to write every day, especially since I also have a day job. Marketing the finished product can be the bigger challenge for a unknown author trying to reach an audience and grow a readership.

If you could write from any place on earth, where would you choose to write from?

A beach house along the east coast. Although, as of this writing, a hurricane has me reconsidering that location. But as with all storms, she, too, will pass. As long as I am in the writing chair, and can write every day, I am good.

 

When asked to set goals, what do you see for yourself or current WIP in five years with your writing?

I can’t really project that far out. I know what I would like to see. I’d love to see this book or the next turned into a movie. It would be great to have my story on the big screen—or on the small screen.

What are you reading right now? 

 Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Who is your favorite author? 

Wow, now that’s a tough question. If I’m talking thriller, hands down, Lisa Scottoline, followed a close second by Karen Robards. I like being kept on the edge of my seat—which becomes a problem when I’m listening to their books in audio in the car. I’ve also enjoyed some of the earlier works of James Patterson.

 Write every day

Give a bit of advice for an aspiring author.  

If your passion is to write, then write. Write every day. Write the stories that come up from your toes and spill out of you, the stories that move you, that give you chills, that make you laugh or cry. Don’t be afraid to dig deep. If your story doesn’t make you feel something, it won’t move your reader, either.

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A Private Practice

 

Blurb:  Someone is murdering men around the city of Pittsburgh. The victims have one thing in common—they’ve all been identified as perpetrators of domestic violence. Detectives Susan Wycoff and Frank Dillard are on the case. Their only clue—the letter carved into the bloodied palms of each of the victims.

Excerpt:

A dark-clad figure stepped out from behind the pillar. A hood shadowed the face. Slender and slight, it could have been a young boy. Far too young, or at least too scrawny, to take down a man of nearly six feet and two-hundred forty pounds. Inside the run-down house a TV blared and, from an upstairs open window, heated voices exchanged curses and threats.

The first blow struck between the shoulder blades, slicing through flesh and muscle, hitting on vertebrae. The man gasped in surprise and went to his knees. Blood spurted as the assailant slashed savagely until the man lay motionless on the rotting wood. Gloved hands turned the man’s palms upward, holding each one while using the tip of the knife to carve.

The figure leapt over the shaky railing of the porch and rounded the corner of the house, following a trail through the woods. The murderer moved between trees, first shedding the black hoodie. Plastic coverings were slipped off the boots. Finally, the gloves were removed and all items rolled inside the hoodie. At the waiting vehicle, a trash bag was removed from the trunk and the evidence of the attack placed inside, with the exception of the hunting knife. That was soaked with alcohol and wiped clean, the rags then stuffed into the bag for disposal.

On the opposite side of the city, in a more affluent neighborhood, a Dumpster sat behind a closed dance studio. Stopping at a dark corner, the driver got out, removed the evidence from the trunk, and tossed it inside. It would be buried in a landfill by Monday.

Hyped up from adrenaline, the driver headed for the Liberty Tunnels. A kill always had this effect, gave a rush and made it impossible to sleep. A night drive helped bring down the heightened senses. The trick was to monitor speed, not risk getting stopped. Atop Mt. Washington, the figure, now clad only in dark jeans and a navy-blue tee shirt, leaned on a railing, staring at the city lights. Pittsburgh was beautiful on a night like this. And, now safer.

* * *

Flashing blue lights cut a swath across the trees and reflected in the windows of the house at the end of Margaretta Street in Pittsburgh’s East End. Yellow police tape stretched the width of the top porch step of the battered Victorian. Dim light shone in the windows, some with pull shades half drawn, giving the house a sleepy, sad-eyed look.

Her partner met her at the base of the steps. “That was fast.”

“I was awake, and I wasn’t busy. What do we have?” She surveyed the scene.

“White male, stabbed repeatedly.”’

Susan swung a long, slender denim-clad leg over the crime scene tape.

Frank cursed as he struggled to maintain balance while hefting his bulk over the barrier. “Do we really need this damned tape?” he asked the uniformed cop. “What do we know?”

“Looks like someone really hated this guy. And check out his hands.”

Dillard squatted and directed his flashlight to the victim’s right hand. The palm had a bloody ‘Z’ carved into it.

The uniform bent closer. “Same thing’s on the other hand. Looks like Zorro rides again,” he said with a laugh.

Dillard grunted as he pushed himself upright. “What else?”

“Nothing. Just this guy, barely cold. I didn’t want to move the body until the coroner arrived, but I can count at least seven stab wounds to the back without rolling him. No footprints around the house. No weapon. No witnesses.”

“This is personal. Very personal.” Susan studied the multiple stab wounds and the carvings on the man’s palms.

Bio:

 

E. J. Linden is a writer of mystery and suspense, words that also define the author. A Private Practice is E. J.’s debut novel featuring Detective Susan Wycoff. E. J. lives to write. When not writing, E. J. enjoys pizza and beer with friends, watching pro football, and long walks in the park. (Okay, that last part isn’t quite true.) Watch for more to come from E. J. Linden.

 

Follow E. J. Linden on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LindenMysteryandSuspense/

Buy her book : https://amzn.to/2Z1vVDa

What to write now: How to write what people want to read

 

At some point in the writing life, you will write a  book that is filled with great characters, sizzling plot, and wonderful setting details. A book that you are proud of and put a lot of yourself into. You write it, edit it, and publish it.  But you realize that no matter how much care you took, it isn’t getting read. Don’t fear. This is a common issue.

Every day many books are being published but only a small number of them ever get read.

What is it that makes someone want to read a book, well, not only any book, but YOURS?

How do you write what people want to read?

Number one, straight off is that you have to write something entertaining, You have to either have humor, action, romance, or a story that is so deep and dark, a reader cannot say no to it. For example, try this book: 

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But even still, this won’t always bring readers.

Why? Because you did something that messed up your shot. One  little item that every new writer makes.

YOU WROTE THE BOOK FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT A READER IN MIND

Now, I know, you have heard it over and over, write what you know. If you build it, they will come. Etc. etc. etc. And I believe those things are true to a point. But a reader needs more than just your writing about something you are familiar with. They want different. They want new. In other words, they want what they want, not what you want to write.

So, how on earth do I know what book to write, what genre to write in?

I’m glad you asked.

It is important to remember that everything is ruled by SEO and keywords these days. Your book is no different. You need to be using keywords in your Amazon listing that are hot items and you will be more successful because PEOPLE WILL FIND YOUR BOOK.

I am happy to say that I found such a tool easily by doing a search for Amazon keyword search tool. It is certainly NOT the only site out there, and Amazon has something very similar on their on ground.

Try this site : https://keywordtool.io/amazon

You are given an array of keywords to use on your Amazon listing page. Go out and see what others in your genre are using! Look at what the bestsellers in your genre have for keywords. Try a few out and see what happens with your ranking. It is a simple thing to do to change your keywords. Be sure to give the new one or two time to travel through the web. 

Let us know how you do!

 

And do not forget, we can also do this keyword search and destroy mission for you-if you are tight on time. It is a part of the mission to help authors write what people want to read.

 

Our client, Leslie Hachtel, has lowered her prices on Bound to Morocco. It is available for $ .99 cents at most all sites at Amazon, including Canada and India! Black Friday never looked so good!

Here are helpful links to get you started : 

Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/Bound-Morocco-Book-One-ebook/dp/B07DQTPDRT/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1534699413&sr=1-1

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bound-to-morocco-leslie-hachtel/1128923180?ean=2940162078418

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bound-to-morocco

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/840750

Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bound-to-morocco/id1399172767?mt=11

Welcome to the Writing Life

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Meet our author, Leslie Hachtel


Share about yourself

I have been a gypsy most of my life and I’ve lived all over the country. I have also held numerous jobs, including licensed veterinary technician and horseback riding instructor for the disabled. I even owned a breakfast catering company that supplied NBC in Burbank. But writing has always been my passion. Now, thankfully, I can work at writing full time.

 

Share about your work

I love to write in several genres. History fascinates me and I really enjoy the research. But I am also intrigued by the paranormal. And I love a good murder story. So, I alternate my genres.

 

Tell us about your writing style

I am a pantser. I come up with an idea and a place and I create characters to tell the story. From there, the story seems to flow naturally. If you know your hero and heroine, you know how they will react in situations. The same goes for the people around them.

 

What do you find challenging about the writing life?

Marketing and most of the business side of writing. I love the writing itself.

 

If you could write from any place on earth, where would you choose to write from?

That’s easy. A castle in England. Or Scotland or Ireland…What a fantastic way to get in the mood to write historical novels.

 

When asked to set goals, what do you see for yourself or current WIP in five years with your writing?

In five years, I should have published at least ten more books.

 

What are you reading right now?

I am actually reading several books now.  “Unwritten” by Charles Martin, “”Andersonville” by MacKinlay Kantor and “Kitchen Confidential” by Anthony Bourdain.

 

Who is your favorite author?

Kathleen Woodiwiss is my favorite, but I also love Kristan Higgins and Susanna Kearsley and many others.

 

Give a bit of advice for an aspiring author.

Don’t quit. That’s the best advice of all.

 

Check out Leslie’s site

 

MEET OUR SEPTEMBER AUTHOR OF THE MONTH!

Meet Kim Smith, Infinity Author Services very own CEO! She’s a mystery author, graphic designer, as well as a mighty promotions magnet, and her energy turns all the wheels at IAS. As she haunts these hallowed halls, her writing cred goes on.

Kim is the author of eleven published works, including the zany mystery series featuring Shannon Wallace. Her reviews show how readers get attached to her characters. She also has an award winning time travel for young adults entitled An Unexpected Performance. It is a hit for all ages.

She is owned by a four-pound Chihuahua named Darby Doolittle, who will appear sometimes in her social media feeds. That’s only to appease the beast, as she can get quite snippy when ignored. Kim is also a big fan of Doctor Who with the tenth incarnation being her absolute favorite and she watches Chesapeake Shores when she has time. She says she wants to have less and less time for tv shows and hopes you will use her services to facilitate that loss.

Kim is often seen at local writing events with her writing buddies, and also many of the creative writing cons around the country. If you should see the Infinity Author Services table, please do stop by and say hi!

Kim is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kimsmithauthor

and also Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/mkimsmith 

Get to know more about Kim at her author website http://www.kimsmithauthor.com 

And then, bookmark this site so you can keep up with all the fun stuff Kim will be doing this month-it will likely include giveaways!

 Kim’s Halloween read, In the Shadows, a Shannon Wallace Short Mystery will go on sale October 1st and you will be able to get it for FREE at Amazon! Keep checking back!

“We want to prove our worth in the writing community. We are only as good as you perceive us to be. Let us show you what we got.”

September Author of the Month

Sometimes being the new kid on the block can work against you. Some of the more established kids cross their arms and wait for you to prove your mettle. We understand this mentality. We want to prove our worth in the writing community. That’s why we are looking for our author of the month for September. 

This will be someone who we can promote all month long. Someone who will be generous with a testimonial to help us spread the word about Infinity Author Services.

May this someone be you? We sure would love to hear from you!

Our company is only as good as you perceive us to be. We have worked hard to make this business one that writers and creatives will be happy to work with.

Let us show you what we got.

Writers

Drop us a contact form to let us know what you need in the way of design, edit, or promo.

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Save time as a writer


Your time is very valuable. When you spend it in your writing chair, you are using your time wisely. Creating your novels is what a writer does.  How can you save time as a writer?

Why should I hire you?

When you hire an author services company such as Infinity Author Services, you expect them to do all the other facets of book creation, such as, book cover design, editing, and promoting the finished product. 

When you spend all of your time writing and not worrying about designing the finished product, you can find more time to brainstorm new book ideas. You can find more time doing the fun aspects of being a writer. Heck, you can find more time for your kids and family because you will not always be behind that computer.

Who wouldn’t love to have more time in their life? Saving time as a writer is what we desire for you as one of our clients.

At Infinity Author Services, that is what we love to see happen. That is what we are trained to do. Find out what makes us stand out from the crowd. We built this company to allow writers to spend their time creating while we spend our time perfecting their creations and getting the word out about them.

SAVE TIME AS A WRITER TODAY!

What do you think would be a better use of your time? Writing that next bestseller or struggling through endless courses teaching you SEO (search engine optimization) and marketing techniques?

At Infinity Author Services, we already have that covered!

We are on all manner of social media and we love new fans. Go out and follow us at Facebook, tweet us at Twitter, and comment on our Instagram. We also pin a lot of cool interesting things for authors at Pinterest.

Find Out More

We will be posting soon about a great promotion for authors in September! Bookmark us!

Spark Better Business


Recently, we overheard authors discussing how expensive it is to self- or indie-publish. Book covers, edits, promotions, and other items were touted as being out of reach. After all, an author only makes pennies on the dollar for each sale or download or pages read. We wanted to make it clear that cheap author services prices are available. You just have to know where to look. And who to ask. And what you really want. Quality matters, bottom line. We happen to think we offer that and more at Infinity Author Services. If you are curious, check us out. Cheap author services prices is our code name. That’s code for indie authors can save money and get value at the same time. We think it is a very special deal. We hope you will, too.

You can indie publish for less than you think.

The good news about Infinity Author Services is: we are authors, too. And we know how expensive it is to publish the indie way with a shoestring budget. That’s why we are offering our services for so much less than others.

And if you find someone offering a service like ours for less, contact us and tell us about it. We will strive to match or beat that price.

Get a Free Quote

One of the most critical and oftentimes overlooked need in the publishing process is the editing process.

We have awesome editors who can work with your budget. We use a standardized price in our price list but we are always open to help an author with a tight budget. Don’t ignore this important step of your publishing because of money or lack of. 

Cheap author services price is our code name


“Editing is such a critical part of the process…”