TEAM UP . . . the new way for authors to cross-promote each other fairly!

A​​​​​ut​​​​​hors Succeed When They Work Together

With more books being published today than ever before, getting the word out about your books is the toughest challenge facing authors.

Authors need to help each other, not compete. 

The competition is not each other, but other demands on readers’ time.

A recent trend in author collaboration has been multi-author giveaways, with authors promoting each other’s free giveaways to their email lists. And it’s worked. But there are other places where authors can collaborate.

At Author Platform Sidekick, we focus on Twitter.

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Sidekick Team Up on Twitter

Upload Your Tweets

Submit up to 14 promotional tweets, including images and links to where your books are sold.

Choose Your Genre

Team up with authors in your genre. Their Twitter followings contain readers not yet following you.

Curated Content

All tweets submitted are quality checked to ensure they are informative rather than 'salesy' and safe for others to tweet.

Global Coverage

Amazon URL's are updated with geo links to ensure readers are taken directly to their local Amazon website.

Overcoming the Social Media Dilemma

On one hand, there is the requirement to be social, interacting authentically and adding value to your followers.

On the other hand, there is the desire to use social media to market your books, attracting new readers.

Tweeting, "Buy my book" over and over is not the answer!

After all, it’s impossible to add value AND promote yourself at the same time. This dilemma is one that few authors overcome on their own.

The key to solving the problem turns out to be that you can’t overcome it on your own.

How Sidekick's Team Up Works

Basic

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Tweet variations: Up to 2

Posting Frequency: Twice/week

Reciprocity: Once/day

Weekly promo tweet: Mandatory

Plus

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Tweet variations: Up to 7

Posting Frequency: Once/day

Reciprocity: Once/day

Weekly promo tweet: Optional

Pro

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Tweet variations: Up to 14

Posting Frequency: Twice/day

Reciprocity: Once/day

Weekly promo tweet: Optional

Tweet Variations

Provide Sidekick with up to two, seven or fourteen tweet variations (depending on your subscription). If you have published many books, provide multiple tweet variations to promote each of them. If you have published just one book, provide multiple tweet variations to promote it in different ways.

Posting Frequency

Other authors in your genre will post your tweets up to twice, seven or fourteen times a week (depending on your subscription). The author will be chosen randomly at the time of posting. You Twitter handle is always included within the tweet, so you will be notified in your standard Twitter notifications area each time. This also makes it easy for other people to find and follow you.

Reciprocity

In return, your Twitter account post tweets on behalf of other authors. When selected, which occurs randomly, your account will post another Sidekick author's tweet. The author will be in the same genre as you. On average, you're account will post tweets once a day.

Sidekick Promotional Tweet

Once a week, subscribers automatically post one tweet promoting Sidekick. This is mandatory on the Basic plan, and optional on all other plans.

What our customers are saying:

It works!

Automation is great for busy authors, and this service manages that in a smooth and efficient manner. I would certainly recommend it.

MARK DAWSON  //  Thriller Author

It gives you a "set and forget it" marketing machine

Ian knows how to market to Twitter. If authors believe their readership has a presence on Twitter, they should definitely give this service a try.

LACY WILLIAMS  //  Romance Author

Cross-Promotion is Smarter Than Self-Promotion

What if . . . you collaborated with other authors in your genre and they promoted your books instead? Because if another author posts about your book, they’re not self-promoting. They’re adding value to their followers by letting them know about books by other authors.

And, in return . . .

What if . . . you post about books from other authors in your genre? Then you are adding value to your followers as well.

No one is ‘selling’ in this model. Everyone is helping their followers by sharing information about books by other authors!

It's Easy to Team Up

01

Connect to Your Twitter Account. We take care of connecting Sidekick to your account. It remains connected while your subscription is active. 

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You provide the tweet content. Your Author Platform Sidekick customer home page allows you to select your genre, enter your tweet variations and upload your images. You may log back in and update your tweets at any time.

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Sidekick takes it from here. Sidekick automatically posts your updates via other authors' Twitter accounts in the same genre as you. In return, Sidekick automatically posts other authors' tweets via your Twitter account. No further action is required by you. 

IAN SUTHERLAND  //  Chief Sidekick


I am the founder of Author Platform Sidekick and the author of Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors, highly regarded as the best practice guide for authors to exploit Twitter in order to successfully market and sell more books.  

I'm also the bestselling author of the Brody Taylor Thriller Series, which I promote using my author platform. I have over 120,000 followers on my Twitter fiction author account, @iansuth and over 50,000 followers on my non-fiction account, @ianhsuth. 

This picture shows me live-tweeting from London's Foyles bookstore on behalf of the Alliance of Independent Authors at one of their Fringe events.

Ian Sutherland

Team Up With Hundreds of Authors

Ian is Extremely Professional To Work With

Posting on Twitter was not only eating into my writing time but also into my personal time with family. Author Platform Sidekick was a blessing in disguise. I recommend it to all busy authors who want to build a platform on Twitter. You won't regret it!

PAMITA RAO  //  Sci FI & Fantasy Author

Find New Readers While You Sleep

I tend to spend more time on Facebook than Twitter, so I knew I wasn't using Twitter to my advantage. What I like about Author Platform Sidekick is that I don't have to do anything at all!

LEE STRASS  //  Multi-genre Author

Author Platform Sidekick is proud to be an Alliance of Independent Authors Approved Partner Member. All services listed are checked against ALLi’s code of standards and approved via the ALLi Watchdog team.

Team Up Subscription Plans

  • MONTHLY PLANS
  • ANNUAL PLANS

 Save 25% by subscribing annually!

Basic

Tweet variations: Up to 2

Posting Frequency: Twice/week

Reciprocity: Once/day

Weekly promo tweet: Mandatory


FREE!

No credit card required

Plus

Tweet variations: Up to 7

Posting Frequency: Once/day

Reciprocity: Once/day

Weekly promo tweet: Optional


$4.49/mo

Credit Card or PayPal Accepted

Pro

Tweet variations: Up to 14

Posting Frequency: Twice/day

Reciprocity: Once/day

Weekly promo tweet: Optional


$7.99/mo

Credit Card or PayPal Accepted

100%


MONEY BACK GUARANTEE


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100% Satisfaction Guarantee

You are fully protected by our 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you are not happy with any aspect of the Author Platform Sidekick service within the first 30 days, just let us know and we'll send you a prompt refund.

Ian Sutherland

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after I sign up?

Can I select which authors I team up with?

Are the Team Up authors in free and paid plans working together?

Do you vet the tweets provided by authors for Team Ups

Is Ian Sutherland taking part in the team ups?

How can I get a refund?