Subscription service for a group of authors
I have become a super-fan of the guys over at Sterling & Stone and have written about their Fiction Unboxed project. A number of months ago they launched something that they call their “Platinum Reader” subscription. For $5.95 per month you get access to all their books before they are released, additional audiobooks, members-only short stories, and a backlog of a their previously published novels.
Open-source authors expose their book-writing process
Let me start out by explaining that this post would have been more relevant in May 2014, since the Fiction Unboxed project is already over. However, I want to talk about it anyway, and you can still join and have the full experience, just not live. The general premise behind Fiction Unboxed is simple: watch two authors write a book from start to finish in 30 days, literally. They shared everything with their viewers, every story meeting, every email, every draft and every edit – the full process.