For those who write web serials, you’re probably familiar with Juke Pope Serials. If not, read on.
“Reinventing the Book Publishing Model” (taken directly from the Juke Pop’s website:
“JukePop was formed to help publishers better locate new emerging talent by nurturing talented writers that are often uneconomical for major publishing houses to handle. JukePop serves as a content incubator, allowing publishers, to glean the “right” books from its trove. The platform pro-actively and constantly tests readers of a specific demographic to gauge the acceptance (or not) of individual books. JukePop also provides the individual writer with access to publishing channels for his/her work. Unlike conventional and other ePublishers, JukePop’s distribution begins as soon as a writer completes his first chapter. In terms of literary content, JukePop is rejuvenating the lost art of the serial pioneered at the dawn of publishing, when authors such Charles Dickens reached mass audiences by serializing novels a chapter at a time in newspapers that nearly everyone could afford.”
To read more on how Juke Pop Serials work, check out the link: How It Works
Writing web serials isn’t for every writer. I write them as a way of creating a book one chapter at a time while receiving feedback from readers as to what works or what doesn’t work. It’s also a good way of testing certain ideas or story-lines ahead of time to gauge the readers’ readiness to embrace them. There are several formats to have your web serial presented to the public (aka readers). You can post the chapters on a blog, or go through sites such as Wattpad. You can submit to Web Fiction Guide to have your serial listed to make it easier for readers to find your story. You can also use Juke Pop Serials which I’ve decided to give it a try with my current web serial, Chronicles of the Claus.
The challenge? Like televised series, a serial on Juke Pop needs to receive enough votes from the readers in order for it to continue. And for those serials whose stories are hot, Juke Pop will reward the authors.
I submitted the first chapter for Chronicles of the Claus to Juke Pop a few weeks ago, and it was accepted. The first two chapters have been published on their website and I’m looking for readers’ votes to help keep my serial alive 🙂
To read the first chapter, here’s the link: The Last Normal Day
If you’re a writer and would like to give this a try: About Juke Pop Serials
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