ReadWave have just launched the beta version of their new platform for readers and writers. The ReadWave platform enables authors to build up a fanbase and market their work online. Readers can access thousands of stories and read them for free on mobile devices. The site, which has been in development since October 2012, functions as an alternative to Twitter for writers, and allows writers to build an online following by giving away free content.
ReadWave Founder, Raoul Tawadey, said, “We’ve found that short stories are 300 times more popular than novels among online readers, so we’re focusing on short content. The idea is that writers give away free short stories in order to build up a following and then they can leverage that following to sell their novels.”
“We’re looking at all the tools that writers need to build up a following online and sell their stories. Over the next few months we’re going to be rolling out some exciting new features for writers, including the ability to embed your writing onto your blog, as well as the ability to send newsletters to your fans.”
ReadWave will also be publishing an annual Short Story Anthology of all the best stories posted up to the site. Writers can submit their stories by posting up their stories to ReadWave.com and then emailing a link to their story to firstname.lastname@example.org
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