LOS ANGELES, CA, December 16, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Publishing company Stark Raving Group announced today that it is one of the first ePublishers to accept Bitcoin as payment for their newly launched eBook platform, Bookxy. Bookxy offers users the opportunity to read genres of mystery, crime fiction, action-adventure and thriller novellas written by some of today's most popular authors. Each novella's cover will be illustrated by renowned illustrators as well, including work by graphic novel, comic book, and film artists including William Stout, Marc Sasso, Roger Huyssen, Derek Riggs, Adam Shaw, Tony Washington and Mark Maddox.
The decision to accept Bitcoins as payment made sense for Stark Raving Group, according to company founder and Grammy winner Jeffrey Weber. "Bookxy is on the cutting edge of digital publishing. By releasing many previously unpublished novellas by some of the world's bestselling authors, we are already doing what no one else has done. Those who use Bitcoins are obviously on the cutting edge of digital currency. It only follows that we would be one of the first publishing companies to accept Bitcoins."
Bookxy entered the market on December 1, 2013 timed to coincide with holiday shopping. Stark Raving Group held a launch party for Bookxy on December 4, by hosting a sit-down interview with 20 of the more than 35 authors who have contracted to release their work through Stark Raving Group. Authors who participated in the panel included David Abromowitz, Eric Beetner, Paul Bishop, Richard Brewer, Stephen Buehler, Craig Faustus Buck, Tony Chavira, Sarah Chen, Darrell James, Andrew Jatarsky, Harley Jane Kozak, Don McLeod, Gary Phillips, Travis Richardson, Stephen Jay Schwartz, John Shannon, John Shepphird, Laurie Stephens, Nathan Walpow, and Doselle Young. The full video of the panel will be released online in coming weeks.
Bookxy allows readers the opportunity to buy individual novellas for $2.99. Their books are also available as a subscription service, which reduces the price of each book to $2.70, totaling $32.40/year. Two year subscriptions are also offered, further decreasing the price of each novella to $2.50 per book. Forms of payment accepted now include all major credit cards, PayPal, and Bitcoins. Bookxy's novellas can be easily read from the convenience of computer, Smartphone, tablet, or Kindle.
"We know that the future of publishing is digital publishing, and we are thrilled to be one of the first eBook publishers to accept payment by Bitcoin," Weber says.
About Stark Raving Group:
Stark Raving Group is a publishing group with an emphasis in eBooks. As creator of the Bookxy sales and distribution platform, Stark Raving Group brings novellas by renowned writers to market for readers. With a focus on taut, terse, plot-driven stories of roughly 70-120 pages, Stark Raving Group publishes crime, mystery, action-adventure and thriller, through the Bookxy platform. Its unique subscription service provides readers with additional savings, through one, two, and three year subscriptions. For more information visit http://www.bookxy.com
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