Tuesday 16 February 2016

What is Moozvine?

There's a new publishing platform over here:

Moozvine is a crowdfunding platform where users can download and read straight away, without needing to sign-up or create an account.  

Funding is currently open for Alex Shvartsman’s humourous, science fantasy story, High Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity, a sequel to the story Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma, which is already available for free on the site.

We asked our friends at Publishing Push what it was all about - 

It’s not often something completely new comes along to shake up an established industry. Moozvine.com is doing just that with their innovative model for funding and releasing ebooks under a Creative Commons licence. 

What that means for you is that you can go there and download any book that has been released completely for free. You can read the books, download them and even share them with your friends and it’s all completely legal.

Why would the authors let you do that? The way it works is that when a book is first put up there, it has a two week window during which the public can pledge money to enable the release. If the book’s release threshold is met the money is paid to the author and then anyone can get the book! After a book is released, the public can continue to support the authors they love by paying any amount they want whenever they want.

Right now they are focused on Sci Fi and have some amazing short stories and novellas from some of the big names in Sci Fi at the moment, including many Hugo and Nebula award winners.

Go over there and read some of their stuff. And while you are there, why not support their currently funding story with a few dollars!

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