All Press Releases for September 04, 2013

New Microcerpt Platform Gaining Popularity With Indie Authors puts authors in full control of the marketing, pricing, sampling and licensing of their works, and offers innovative ways to build readership by helping readers quickly discover new authors in a "universe of excerpts."

    ANACORTES, WA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- ("microcerpt"), a first-of-a-kind network of writing samples that allows potential readers to discover authors by searching excerpts, is resonating with independent (indie) authors seeking better ways to take their creativity from concept to completion and beyond. microcerpt authors have full control over the marketing, pricing, sampling and licensing of their works. The official launch of the site has seen a boost in author registrations in the past few weeks.

Capitalizing on the concept of micro-content, microcerpt creates a unique brand of social readia where authors engage readers with brief and compelling excerpts from new and existing works. Author popularity is earned solely on the basis of content quality.

The new site promises to be much more than a DIY publishing platform. In addition to basic profiles, a collaborative space fosters a sense of community where authors can create or join groups to build and interact with their fan-base or work directly with other authors, publicists and publishers. Authors can also function as readers/consumers as well as offer peer reviews and commentary on selected titles.

A premium service allows authors to further control the course and success of their literary works. For as little as $8.25 USD per month, microcerpt Pro provides the author with a custom "Digital Bookshelf" featuring his or her titles, an integrated retail store (or redirect sales to an external website), custom links and an optional professional video bio.

According to publisher, and microcerpt founder George Douglas, the platform seeks to provide undiscovered authors and their writings an equal stance in the ever-changing publishing marketplace. He further explains the rationale behind the microcerpt platform and the void it looks to fill in the broader indie space, commenting, "Traditional routes for authors to publish and promote their works are being matched and replaced by options that provide lower costs and higher literary freedoms. microcerpt aims to embrace and expand this trend by giving authors extended control and functionality, while providing readers the option to browse excerpts and discover authors based on content rather than by title, reader ratings or best-seller lists."

microcerpt is free to join, use and enjoy. The site gives authors free viral marketing tools to build readership and increase sales by providing audiences the ability to write book reviews, join book clubs, and to subscribe and connect with authors. To learn more about microcerpt or to sign up for premium author services, visit the company website.

microcerpt is a breakthrough, DIY publishing platform/community connecting readers and writers through a "universe of excerpts." microcerpt is based in Anacortes, Wash., and is a division of Castle Douglas Productions, LLC. More information is available at the following link:

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