Writing can be a pretty lonely undertaking, and getting your book published and launched—making it available to the appropriate readers—can be daunting. That’s why a friendly community of people doing the same thing you are can be so comforting and supportive. At BookWorks you can talk to each other, ask questions, offer advice, and connect with potential readers who otherwise may never discover your book.

Our members include first-time authors and seasoned pros, as well as experienced service providers and indie publishing experts who share their insider knowledge.

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BookWorks Memberships




Core  •  FREE

The perfect way for new, aspiring and/or curious writers to become part of our growing community, learn about the world of self-publishing and how to succeed as an indie author, and connect with like-minded people.

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  • NEW! Works in Progress – Post up to 2000-word excerpts for peer review
  • BookWorks Blog – Our own stellar team of industry experts share valuable insider tips, information and how-to's, plus breaking news from across the indie blogosphere, guest writers, as well as archives of all past blog posts organized by topic
  • Resource Directory— All the essential services; curated, arranged by category & updated frequently
  • Author Profile – Your customizable online hub & calling card
  • Community – Interactive, Social & News feed with member controls...the heart of the BookWorks community
  • BookWorks BookShop – Where you can showcase & sell your book(s) by linking your titles directly to retailers
  • Service Provider Members – Everything from freelance proofreaders to web designers who offer services to help indie authors self-publish
  • BookWorks’ Learning Tools – “Success Series” white papers, as well as forthcoming podcasts & webinars



Professional  •  $99/year

For serious authors with the necessary commitment to educate themselves, partner with professionals who can help polish their manuscripts, and who stop at nothing to
realize their goals.

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EVERYTHING in the Core Membership, plus:

  • FREE! The Self-Publisher’s Ultimate Resource Guide – Free digital download of our comprehensive curated directory of self-publishing services & resources
  • Book of the Week & Featured Author – Priority consideration for these weekly honors, which include prominent feature on the BookWorks Home page and BookShop, posts on our social media, plus the BookWorks Book of the Week and Featured Author award medallion for your promotion
  • Publishers Weekly Subscription Discount - 30% off annual subscription rates of $249.00 for print + digital or $209.00 for digital only
  • Publishers Weekly Advertising Discount - Special rates for BookWorks members
  • List Your Book in PW Select and Feature It on BookLife –  $30.00 discount on author marketing package of $149.00
  • 30% Off The Book Launch Toolkit: 30% discount off $97.00 for advanced techniques and insider information designed to give you the edge to out-compete the 1000’s of books launched daily; with 20 tools & strategies including instructions, links + resources to create your own winning game plan
  • IBPA Membership Discount - $30.00 off annual IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) individual membership dues
  • IndieReader Review Discount - $30.00 off standard review fee of $225.00 from the essential consumer guide to self-published authors & the professionals who review them
  • $20 Off IndieReader Discovery Awards Entry - $20.00 off regular entry fee of $150.00 for IRDA, where undiscovered talent meets people with power to make a difference
  • 30% Off Book Design Templates - 30% discount on a wide range of professional, quality book templates for MS Word by award winning book designer, Joel Friedlander
  • Kirkus Review Discount - $50.00 off a book review from Kirkus Reviews, the most authoritative voice in book discovery since 1933 - Get reviewed, Get discovered

Service Provider  •  FREE

For businesses and individuals serving writers and authors with support services, such as book and cover design, editing, marketing and more.



  • Create your custom Professional Profile including website link, description of services, client testimonials & contact info
  • Upload samples to your Portfolio
  • Free listing in our searchable-by-category Service Provider directory
  • Share status updates on our Community page
  • Connect with author members who are looking for your services
  • Keep informed about industry news via our twice weekly blog





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