“As more people read digitally we want to make it easier and faster for people to access great literature wherever they are, whether on the go or relaxing at home. Inkitt’s iOS app will better enable emerging authors to share their work with test readership groups and give readers globally the opportunity to turn the page on one of the world’s next best sellers.”
Interesting concept. Exciting possibilities.
A new approach to getting to know your customers. Inkitt has released their app and is the world’s first algorithm-based book publisher, introducing an iOS app for iPhone and iPad now available to readers globally.
When they started out, the intention was and still is, connecting readers with authors as well as giving new writers a platform to be heard. Of course, with every new venture, there are hiccups. There have been reviews that aren't so positive of the then Inkitt. I read those reviews and decided maybe a little chat with someone a little more familiar with it would be best. I had a chance to speak with founder of Inkitt, Ali Albazaz.
It was clear from our conversation that he only wanted to created a space for like minded booklovers- whether reader or writer- to interact. I asked Ali about the early backlash and he spoke candidly about it. He said that he made attempts to reach out to those who had negative things to say but got no response. All that aside, he listened to what they had to say. Ali and his team went back to the drawing board to correct things that just didn't work out. The Inkitt co-founder expressed, that he would still like to hear from members of the Inkitt community.
I'd say let's start fresh and check out what this new Inkitt has to offer. For a preview, check out some of the features or simply head over to the app store and get it.
Access to 80,000 stories in every genre: fantasy, sci-fi, romance, thriller, horror,
adventure, action and more:
● Personalized suggestions: hand-picked novels based on reader’s preferences
● App customization according to user preferences (e.g. font size, colors)
● Online/Offline: readers can save novels to their offline library to access them without an internet connection
Beyond being a platform connecting authors and readers, Inkitt has developed an in-house algorithm that analyzes reading behavior to determine if a novel has the potential to become
a bestseller. Using this unique data-driven approach, Inkitt aims to help emerging writers
achieve their dreams of getting published by becoming a point of reference for publishers
looking to uncover the world’s next best sellers.
Back in April, Inkitt announced the signing of the platform’s first algorithm-chosen novel, Bright Star, a Young Adult fantasy novel written by Texan author Erin Swan and signed for publication with Tor Books. Since July, Inkitt has published another 3 novels: Catalyst Moon: Incursion by Lauren L. Garcia (Fantasy), Just Juliet by Charlotte Reagan (YA Romance) and I Was A Bitch by Emily Ruben (YA Romance Mystery). Both Just Juliet and I Was A Bitch became bestellers in their respective categories upon launch.
Since the launce, some have taken notice of this new interesting app.
With this going well, I'm sure they won't forget Android users, so don't worry.
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