Over 200,000 books in the U.S. were self-published last year. Although there are many tools to help writers edit, convert, and market their books, there is no place that can help them analyze their sales and figure out how to increase sales. Additionally, many readers have shown interest in self-published titles because they are more willing to take risks than traditionally published titles. However, avid readers also don't know or don't care whether a book was self-published; they just want to be able to read it.
Write or Read is a subscription site for self-published ebooks. Authors who upload their books to the site will be able to log in to a dashboard and see analytics on their reader demographics, how many people read their books, and how far into the book they get. There will also be a tool to add enhanced metadata to each epub file to help increase discoverability. Readers who use the site will pay a small monthly fee for access to a wide-variety of books.
A site for self-published ebooks that provides easy access for readers & useful metrics for writers.by sricci, on 04.06.2012
- Looking for: Developer, Engineer
- Website: http://writeorread.com
- Time commitment: full time (40h/week)
- Idea stage: prototype development