Every one of us has a book inside them, a story that is waiting to be told. Some do not even realise it, some other spend years contemplating about writing it… and a few actually do it.
But what if there was an easy way to enter the publishing market? To test if people are interested in what you have to say?
That’s exactly how the founders of inkitt thought and created a platform that pledges to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors.
Ηοw does it work? People write and publish their stories there for free and get published through the power of reader feedback.
So, all you have to do is upload your book, the company analyzes reader patterns and engagement on your book to determine if it has bestseller potential. If that’s the case, the publishing team reaches out to you about getting signed and published in the platforms application called Galatea, named for the ivory statue in Greek mythology that comes to life when the sculptor falls in love with it.
The app features Inkitt’s most successful authors, whose work is presented in bite-size installments. Readers already habituated to the constant tapping and scrolling of social media on their smartphones are prompted to click through the work, as sound effects, vivid visual cues, and haptic feedback — vibrating and shuddering — enhance the storytelling experience. It can be addictive. Inkitt and Galatea now have a combined 6 million readers.
The company says that top authors can to earn up to €15,000 monthly from publishing their work, like 24-year-old author Sapir Englard who has one of the best sellers on the platform The Millennium Wolves, with $1 million in sales in the first six months of its release; Sapir is using her royalties to finance her jazz studies at Berklee in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ali Albazaz, Inkitt’s founder and CEO, says the mission is to build the “Disney of the 21st century.” Digital novels are just the beginning, in his view: plans include a move into audio, TV, games and film, “and maybe even theme parks.”
So, what do you say? Are you inspired already? If you still do not dare to start writing, maybe you can anyway go in and see if you can discover any future best-sellers…