Hi! I am the Managing Editor for the online serial publishing site BigWorldNetwork.com. We're not like most of the sites listed here because we're not merely for serial posting; we are a publisher. Meaning we take in submissions for what work we'll represent, and if we choose to use a story, we offer editing, narration for audio versions, cover art and merchandise, and as much marketing for the story as possible. We also offer the chance for publication once a story is complete, compiling the serial into a paperback, audiobook, and eBook for sale.
I see so many posting sites around, many quite amazing, and a few that even pay for content, but none that offer what we are. Does anyone know of any other sites out there that are offering editing and publication like this? Or audio? We want to be sure this is something serial writers would actually be interested in, and we'd love to hear feedback.
No, we do not ask for any payment at any point EVER. We're here to make YOU money. We're a new site, having only been around for a little over a year, so we're still struggling to bring in revenue to pay our authors for their serials. We have, however, published 9 of our series as books, and are happily providing payment to those authors through royalty sales. We recently upgraded our entire site and are now offering our content to readers and listeners for $3 a month subscriptions (hence not being normally listed on this site, though I was encouraged by a Moderator to post here in the forums), but the first three chapters of any story are available to read or listen to for free, so fans can see what they like before they commit. But that $3 covers everything on the site, not only one story, and we have over 40 available so far.
It's a slow progress to pull in more writers, editors, narrators, artists, and the readers and listeners we need to really be successful and make everyone the money they've earned, but we really believe we have a new and exciting concept that puts publishing back in the hands of the creators, while still providing the type of professional polish you expect from a traditional publisher.
I'd love to hear thoughts on our concept, if anyone's interested, or even examples of other sites that might be similar (or that you think are better) so that we can continue to improve. We really want to exist for the creators first, and as a new company we're interested in whatever input we can get.