FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For whom has this platform been created?

This platform is suited for readers, writers, publishers, authors (published and self-published) and literary service providers who are able to offer their services to writers and bookstores alike.

I am a bookstore. Can the Literary Globe help me?

YES!

What's in it for a bookstore:

The bookstore is the heart of the literary community. We love bookstores. We wish to support them. And it's our mission to return readers to them.  To make this possible we need you to register with us, and complete your profile.

  • You will let new readers find your bookstore, provide practical info such as opening times, what type of book collection you have and what makes your bookstore special.
  • You can create direct links to your own bookstore website.
  • You can upload a short-film of your bookstore giving readers a virtual experience and promoting your bookstore or event.
  • Booksellers know what books sell and what readers like to read. You can promote a self-published author that will probably never be seen by a publisher but deserves recognition.
  • By providing information on the event page you can let our community know what's happening so that other readers may join.
  • The fee of €50 entitles you to life-long membership.

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I am a Literary Service Provider. Can the Literary Globe help me?

YES!

This part of the Literary Globe is dedicated towards organizations that all have a literary base such as writing programs, literary nonprofits, literary theater (plays based on books), book distributors, book towns, literary agents, reading rooms, book drop-off points, editors, copy-writers, bloggers, reading groups and more. If we haven’t listed your literary service provider category email us and we will add it to the Literary Globe.

What's in it for a literary service provider:

  • Access to our readers and writers. A targeted and focused marketplace for your services.
  • A one-stop-shop for your customers where they can find and contact you directly.
  • A customized profile to support your business and expertise. Links to your own website, promotional videos, and a listing of your products and services.
  • The fee of €50 entitles you to life-long membership.

You might list the books that you have translated, ghost-written, illustrated or edited. Add testimonials, professional qualifications, or memberships of professional organizations. You can also advertise an exhibition of book illustrations, an open day at a writing-school, a coffee morning on the benefits of employing a ghost-writer.

Who can benefit from membership in the Literary Globe?

Aspiring writers, authors (published and self-published), bookstore owners and avid readers—virtually anyone connected to the world of books—will benefit from membership in the Literary Globe. No matter where you are in the literary world, you'll gain marketing expertise, connections with potential audiences, and a focused marketplace for literary services.

I'm a published or self-published author. Can the Literary Globe help me?

YES!

What's in it for a published or self-published author:

  • You can friend other bookstores that are selling your books.  As well as new or existing readers and publishers.  This will help you keep track of your book.
  • You can create a direct business link to your own bookstore.
  • Your profile is mobile friendly this means that our readers can find you quickly.
  • You can upload a short-film to promote your book to new readers.
  • You can create events and readers can follow, attend your book launches and/or discussions.
  • You can keep the community informed by giving updated info such as when the new book will become available, re-ordering additional copies or in some cases ask for collection.
  • You can sell directly to readers by way of linking to Amazon, Book Depository or any other affiliated link.
  • For a small fee of €50, this entitles you to life-long membership.
Can I sell my physical and e-book through the Literary Globe?

YES!

You can sell your physical book and e-book through the Literary Globe. First, you need to create a profile and in My Bookstore you can sell your book directly to readers by way of linking to Amazon, Book Depository, or your own affiliate links. Fulfilment takes places at your website.

I am a library. Can the Literary Globe help us?

YES!

What's in it for a library:

  • This will give the literary community practical info about the library such as opening times, what readers can do and how they can contribute to the library.
  • By creating events on the event page you can let our community know about future events so that other readers may join.
  • The fee of €50 entitles you to life-long membership.
I'm a traditional publisher. Can the Literary Globe help us?

YES!

What's in it for a publisher: 

  • You can communicate with the community by friending readers, bookstores and literary service providers.
  • You can reduce the slush-pile by viewing manuscripts electronically.
  • You can link e-books and physical books to your bookstore.
  • You can put out calls such as what type of submissions or publishing requests you are looking for all in a single place!
  • The fee of €50 entitles you to life-long membership.
I am a book town. Can the Literary Globe help us?

YES!

What's in it for a book town:

  • By creating a profile this can have details of the book town such as location, opening season and what visitors can expect.  
  • By creating an event you can inform the community about when the book town season begins or ends.
  • You can upload a short-film of your book town giving visitors a virtual experience and promoting your book town.
  • The fee of €50 entitles you to life-long membership
I am a book fair. Can the Literary Globe help us?

YES!

  • By creating a profile this will inform the community about the book fairs.  Giving information such as location, presentations/discussions and what visitors can expect.
  • By creating events you can let the community know what you are promoting and when.
  • You can upload a short-film of your book fair giving readers a virtual experience and promoting your book fair.
  • The fee of €50 entitles you to life-long membership.
I am a reader. What can Literary Globe do for me?

We offer membership to readers free of any charge. Your profile will never appear on the globe. 

  • You can discover new bookstores, rate books and be eligible for special offers.
  • By browsing the Literary Globe you might discover new authors.
  • You could visit a book town or book fair this will give you a chance to sit among the locals.
  • You could drop books off at the book drop-off-points.
  • You could find and join a writing program, book group meeting or author reading.
Rate this book. Thanks for voting. What does this mean?

The community can vote for your book on your profile. However you need to be logged in to make this work.  The maximum score is ten stars.  If you get the maximum it might mean more potential book sales for you!

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What does the €50 life-long membership entitles you too?

The membership fee is life-long and it entitles you to the following:

  • You can have your own custom profile that includes business links back to your website and/or bookstore.
  • The ability to connect with the community and sell more.
  • It gives you a spot on the Literary Globe.