Claire Handscombe UK-based publisher Unbound recently picked up my novel Unscriptedwhich is what I like to think of a smart beach read about a young woman who takes her celebrity crush a little far.
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It was really rock and roll! Congratulations on Jottify — we love it at The Fetch. Can you tell our readers more about it and why they should join? Thank you very much! Jottify has been greatly shaped by its users since it started just under a year go.
We have also partnered with Unbound who are currently publishing a novel that they discovered on the site, the fantastic Conversations with Spirits by E O Higgins http: We have structured the site so that all of the new works are quite prominently distributed among users and this works quite well at bringing the great writing to as many people as possible.
Anyone is able to view any category or genre by most liked, most read or most commented upon which means there are many ways for your writing to get discovered. It also makes it easy for readers to find great writing.
However we can definitely do more on this front. There is next to no difference in terms of consumer experience between listening to a CD and listening to an MP3. Jottify is certainly not a hard business startup, it fits much more with the creative industries who are, in many instances, funded by institutions like the Arts Council.
In this sense I also continue to do some freelance work to pay the bills and to subsidise some of the activities related to promoting the site, such as our recent trip to the Hay Festival.
What do you think of the London tech startup scene? What events are actually worth going to? I think there are some really great elements in the London tech startup scene. I think London is still a long way behind the likes of New York or San Francisco and there seems to be almost no support or understanding from, for example, banks.
Having said all of the above, there are still some great pros to being in London. They run fantastic events for startups, provide fantastic free advice and open up a network of other startups that you can meet and get to know.
To be honest, finding the best events to go to is a bit like trying to plan a great night out. If you try too hard you never normally have that good a time. The best events are the ones that you attend on a whim and then they turn into fantastic evenings and you meet some really great people.
Who else do you think is doing cool things in our industry? There are some really exciting startups in this realm such as Padify who are working on some great new ways to bring content to tablet devices.
I absolutely love Byliner which is not entirely different but focusses much more on connecting accomplished great writers with readers. It has provided inspiration to some of the greatest writers of all time such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and J.How to Crowdfund a Book: 32 More or Less Helpful Tips Join every online writers’ forum, especially the ones like Authonomy and Jottify and Book Country, which unfortunately no longer exist.
especially those of the people who keep telling you how much they love your writing. Go to writing conferences.
Make friends there.
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I'm writing a series of short erotic vignettes which will form a book (once I've gotten enough to make it worthwhile publishing a book). Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher that gives people the tools, support and freedom to bring their ideas to life.
“Jottify is a reimagination of a site that I previously We want to be a site for anyone interested in writing and interacting with other writers. E-Book News, e-Reader News, Indie Author. On Jottify, an author gets 70 per cent commission on each sold work; and with Libboo, writers themselves can bring out copyrighted work in an e-book format, for sale.