Blurb Introduces "Dream Team" to Provide Editorial Services for Indie Writers

Blurb, the print-on-demand platform, recently introduced The Dream Team skills marketplace for writers who want to self-publish. The Dream Team features 50 editorial professionals from the United States, U.K./EU, Canada, and Australia. They are copy editors, ghost writers, development editors, designers, illustration artists, and other types of professionals who will be able to help self-published authors.

As opposed to other Web sites that publish directories of editors and other professionals, Blurb recommends these professionals after a vetting process. Blurb will facilitate the process for the authors and the editorial professionals without any charge. It will keep the profile pages open to the public, not just to Blurb customers. The author or book producer will negotiate services terms with the individual Dream Team professional.

Dream Team Services

Richard Nash, former publisher of Red Lemonade, and Molly Barton, former global director at Penguin, are responsible for vetting the professionals recommended by Blurb via The Dream Team marketplace.

These are the services available:

  • Exterior/cover design
  • Interior/layout design
  • Art direction and curation
  • E-book conversion
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental editing
  • Book coaching
  • Ghostwriting
  • Children's Illustration
  • General Illustration
  • Photography

Check out The Dream Team free service here.