Please pretend that I am saying something witty here, because I am tired and still neet to get to bed in preparation of work tomorrow. (I somehow managed to score a schedule of working seven days in a row, which means I'm crashed at my parents' apartment, away from all of my own stuff. Two days left to work, though, and then I might get the next seven days off. Who knows. Only the next four are for certain.)
Anywho, some of you may know that I've been designing covers here and there, and was planning to do some other stuff with GiraffeCrafts that ... never happened.
Well, a friend of mine started a company of her own and was looking for service providers, and had a shiny website. So, for now, GiraffeCrafts providing services (outside of the Arista Challenges and such) is on hold, and I'll be doing this shinding instead. I'll let Kellyn take over from here.
Oh, and there's an interview I had with Kellyn in there, so, fun stuff!
I need sleep.
Hi there! This is Kellyn Roth (or Kell, if you prefer), and today I’m going to tell you a little about Reveries Co.
Here’s our story.
On September 8th 2018, I was designing a site for my cover design business. As I drag-and-dropped the elements around, I realized I needed a shiny, flashy tagline. So I started thinking about my goals as a service provider.
I wanted to help authors like me succeed! I wanted to make sure that every writer got the best services, personalized to their needs, at the best prices.
But how could I do that? Editing is a service every author needs, but I’m not an editor, so I can’t offer editing.
Every blogger, writer, and author needs a website, but web design isn’t my specialty. In fact, I tend to get frustrated with all that coding and other nonsense; I like to keep it simple. But a lot of people need more than “simple.”
Suffice to say, I didn’t have the expertise I needed to offer a one-stop-shop for authors, bloggers, and other businessmen and women who needed those services but couldn’t afford them, couldn’t find the right providers, and even struggled to know what they needed.
So I began planning … and in no time,
Reveries Co. Was Born!
Partnering with my dear friend, Angela R. Watts, I came up with a business plan, an application form, and a website.
Now over fifteen service providers have joined our forces, from seasoned professionals like Savannah Jezowski, Jessica Greyson, and Abigayle Claire to up-and-coming entrepreneurs like Charis Rae, Jessie Bingham, and Michaela Bush.
Now we are dedicated to providing quality, personalized services for an affordable price. Our #1 goal is seeing you succeed in your writing endeavors. We even offer services such as consulting to give you the knowledge you need to go forward.
I firmly believe that with hard work and a little elbow grease, anyone can develop a career and business in the writing field. However, I acknowledge that we all need some help from time to time. We’re here to offer that help quickly and easily.
Our team is a carefully-selected task force of experienced designers, editors, proofreaders, and other professionals, several of whom are authors themselves. Most of them have multiple years of experience and all have proven themselves to be consistent and trustworthy workers who offer quality services.
All service providers are held to consistent standards of operation and output. We keep a close tab on the quality and proceedings of each service. We’re a team, and we function as one, helping each other succeed as well as authors.
Now, I know you’d like to hear a bit about what’s going on with the tour, discounts, etc., so let me share something about that.
The first item of importance is the giveaway! This giant book bundle has books by myself as well as Savannah Jezowski, Jessica Greyson, Rebekah Morris, Kendra E. Ardnek, and others!
The official Facebook launch party will be at the end of this week (Saturday the 5th) from 12 PM to 3 PM PST.
I’ll be hosting a live video and taking your questions, assuming the internet cooperates, and there will be several giveaways, service provider spotlights, and other fun features.
During this party, we’ll also be offering a bunch of exclusive discounts and giveaways, so be sure to check in then!
Throughout the tour, we’re offering exclusive discounts. Everything from editing to book cover design to consulting has an extreme cut taken out of the price … but we only have a limited amount of spaces available.
Everything from 15% to 30% off of a bunch of different services - from editing to interior formatting to book cover design to website design! We even offer specialized coaching packages!
And that’s about it! I hope you’re able to join along with the blog tour and check out our other amazing posts!
1. What gave you the idea for this project?
It was basically just thinking about how there was no "one-stop shop" for authors, bloggers, and other professionals and the thought that it'd be cool if that one-stop shop were affordable, professional, and personalized. I wanted to do something, but I couldn't do it alone; I needed a team. So came the idea for Reveries Co.!
2. What are your goals and ambitions for this company?
My main goal for now is to get it launched, but after that, I definitely want it to become a bustling business and in time attract traditional publishing houses and the like. I want our service providers to be able to take as many clients as they want and eventually expand our team to include more professionals. My hope is that Reveries Co. will be around for the long haul, and I can eventually make it into a secondary business for myself (as well as the service providers).
3. Who are you outside of Reveries Co.?
I'm an Indie author, a blogger, an amateur graphic designer, a writing teacher/coach, a secretary who really sucks at answering the phone (BUT I SHALL PERSEVERE), a little sister/big sister combo who really doesn't know where she belongs, and a proud aunt of five.
4. Who are some people that you look up to?
Well, this is a hard question for me because I don't really let myself look up to anyone for various reasons (except God). Trust issues, I guess. I suppose I look up to my grandma, my mother, and my bosses at work!
5. Favorite authors?
... too many to count? Jane Austen, Gene Stratton Porter, Charlotte Bronte, Sarah Sundin, Maud Hart Lovelace, C.S. Lewis, Jules Verne, I could go on like this for ten years so stop me now.
6. Favorite color?
I hate being that one feminine girl, but ... pink. Seriously. I like it for the color not the stereotype. I also love me a brilliant red! But it really depends - I'd rather wear black or gray than any bright color, preferably with red highlights.
7. If you were an animal, what would it be?
Definitely an elephant. Which sounds like a bad idea, because everyone is like, "You want to be a big fat animal!?" but elephants are fiercely loyal and intelligent and I've sobbed all the way through Dumbo (THE ORIGINAL Y'ALL) since I was like two, so. Elephant.
Tuesday, January 1st
Interview with Founder // Kendra E. Ardnek @ Knitted by God’s Plan
Spotlight // Abigail Harder @ Books, Life, and Christ
Announcement from Founder // Lila Diller @ Creating Romance
Wednesday, January 2nd
Announcement // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Spotlight // Mukta A @ Born Free
Interview with the Co-Manager // Jo A @ The Lens & the Hard Drive
Announcement from Founder // A. Kaylee @ Kaylee’s Kind of Writes
Guest Post from Founder // Emily Yager
Interview with Founder // Dawn Dagger
Announcement from Founder // Eva-Joy @ Coffee, Classics, and Craziness
Thursday, January 3rd
Interview with Co-Manager // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up In Writing
Spotlight // Jessica Greyson
Interview with Founder // Parker Hankins @ Pencils and Pianos
Guest Post by Founder // Merie Shen @ Imperial Scribis
Announcement from Founder // Jana T. @ Reviews From the Stacks
Announcement from Founder // Hanne T. @ Losing The Busyness
Friday, January 4th
Announcement from Founder // Deborah @ Reading on the Edge
Announcement from Founder // Katherine Brown Books
Guest Post from Founder // Julia Witmer
Announcement from Founder // Jessie Bingham
Spotlight // Loretta @ Just Writing
Interview with Co-Manager // Isabel Olivetti @ Chasing Fantasia
Saturday, January 5th
Spotlight // Abigayle Claire @ The Left-Handed Typist
Spotlight // Gracelyn Buckner @ Literatura
Announcement from Founder // Faith Blum @ Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections
Guest Post from Founder // R.M. Archer @ Scribes & Archers
Wrapup // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries
Have a great day, and thanks for reading my intro!