Publerati ebook publishing-slash-literary agency may be a boon to writers
OK, so we’re not on the bleeding edge of this story, but it deserves getting out into the world one more time because its so well aligned with the philosophy behind cStories.They launched at BEA this year, under the rubric “Publishers of Fine Fiction for eBooks.” The company’s press release boilerplate states … “Publerati aims to reopen access for new literary fiction and short-story collections by originating them exclusively for ebooks at affordable prices to encourage wide readership. A hybrid literary agency and ebook publisher, Publerati publishes and represents a highly selective list of well-edited fiction, all with unique voices and story lines. Publerati charges no upfront fees for its writers.”
We here at BookShorts love the fact that they are a new brand with a social conscience, donating a portion of all proceeds to charities working to promote literacy.
But back to the connect with cStories – they espouse the philosophy of returning to the glory days of publishing when many outstanding and dedicated book editors committed themselves to discovering new talent and nurturing careers. Rather than release thousands of titles and hope that some will rise to the surface of success – financial and otherwise – they are curating a roster of writers and paying a great deal of attention to each. cStories is essentially doing the same thing, though from a starting point of having already “curated” the authors and their work.
Publerati are positioning themselves as a hybrid ebook publisher-literary agency. It’s an interesting model, and certainly a marker for the evolution of the industry. We’ll be watching more closely now.