eBooks: JukePop Wants To Bring Indie Titles To More Libraries, Kickstarter Campaign Underway
Note: The name JukePop might be a name you might recognize. Back in March we pointed out that the company had just started to collaborate with the Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD). Since then the company added another library organization, Califa, to their partner list.
Today, a Fast Company article reports on a fundraising campaign (using Kickstarter) to expand the service (new user interface) and reach more partners.
From the Article:
“There’s some key reasons why libraries haven’t been able to jump on the e-books wagon,” JukePop cofounder Jerry Fan told Fast Company. “A large part of that is because it takes a lot of infrastructure to set up some sort of repository for e-books.”
Instead, JukePop is building out the infrastructure and hosting the books itself, requiring no resources on the libraries’ part. The startup has more than 1,000 authors on board who distribute serialized content one chapter at a time. Using its reader analytics, authors can see how readers respond to their plot lines. Currently, neither writers nor readers pay to use the platform, though authors can set up paywalls for their completed books.
Read the Complete Article
See Also: JukePop’s Blog Post Announcing the Kickstarter Campaign
A lot more detail. The campaign’s page on Kickstarter is available here.
Promo Video from JukePop
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.