The framework of publishing has shifted once again.
The chasm that once existed between the author and reader has been closing, bringing the two closer year after year. microcerpt [sic] has is the newest bridge to cross the chasm:
Independent (indie) authors find better ways to engage and expand their readership with microcerpt’s new subscription based eReader. The site today announced this enhanced functionality, that opens the door to extended creative and literary freedom for authors. Authors are now in full control as they can set the market price on their own customized package that can include just about anything they’d like, such as private book club memberships, eBook access, newsletter delivery, and opportunities for direct reader-author contact.
As reported by PRWeb:
microcerpt Pro authors enjoy the following perks, among many others:
- One year of prominent advertising throughout the microcerpt site.
- All excerpts are formatted and submitted for the author including custom artwork.
- The building, design and hosting of an author’s digital bookshelf equipped with microcerpt’s eReader technology.
- Author controls to create and maintain an exclusive community for fans.
- eBook subscription packages at an author-specified price. eBook format conversions included.
- Additional exposure on microcerpt’s social networks as well as valuable placement within the microcerpt Showcase.
The site is making notable progress in this regard. The platform’s novelty—a first-of-a-kind network of writing samples called microcerpts—is in line with its author-centric, unconventional approach. For example, talented yet undiscovered writers enjoy equal footing with better-known writers, as they can present their writing samples and earn clout solely on the basis of content quality.
See these links for further information:
I wonder what technological enterprises are coming our way. It’s not hard to imagine author readings with readers around the proverbial campfire, giving authors the chance to see their readers’ reactions to their work; much as Shakespeare observed his audience while the story was told.
The framework of publishing is changing rapidly. Are you ready to jump in? Tell me what you think in the comments below.
Just for fun:
As reported by Wired, you can now see full length movies thanks to a subreddit all in gif format. See this link.