This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Inkitt for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever been reading a book that was so bad you wondered how it ever got published? On the other hand, have you ever read a friend’s just-finished novel, and knew it could be a bestseller, if only someone would publish it? Readers and writers, take note: Inkitt is here to change how books get published.

The publishing world is like any other business. Publishers want to make money. Generally they stick with authors who are already popular, or they publish books by people they know personally. It’s always helped an author to know a literary agent, or editor, or anyone who works for a publisher, to get their book published. However, these safe strategies make it difficult for new authors to get published.

The entire publishing industry has always relied upon the subjective and emotional opinions of their decision makers. That’s why J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was rejected by 13 publishers, Stephenie Meyers’ Twilight by 14 and Carrie, by Stephen King, was refused by 30 publishers.

Inkitt is a game-changer in the publishing industry. Inkitt doesn’t rely on the success of previously published authors, or on personal connections. Inkitt created an algorithm that has the ability to analyze its users’ reading patterns and engagement levels. This allows Inkitt to make objective and data-driven decisions regarding a story’s potential to become a bestseller.

So, how does it work? A reader, like myself, signs up. Then I choose a story to read, based on whether it’s a story that’s trending, or in my favorite genre, or lengthy, or short. I can create lists of books I’m interested in reading, to bookmark them for later. Then, after I’ve read a story, I can rate it and review it.

As a writer, you can upload your stories and readers will give you feedback. Inkitt looks at what people are reading and reviewing, and how well a book is received, when deciding whether or not it should be published. How fair is that? Stories are published based on unbiased date, not personal preference. If your story is chosen, Inkitt will first publish it as an ebook and run a marketing campaign. Then Inkitt will act as your agent and close deals with A-list publishers.

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I’m blown away by Inkitt! Not only do I get to read exciting new fiction from undiscovered authors, as a writer, I can get my work in front of eyeballs quickly, and let my story speak for itself. I don’t have to worry about fighting for a reader’s attention, like on Amazon. Inkitt’s layout is clean and beautiful, keeping the focus on the stories.

Be a part of the future of publishing and sign up for Inkitt now.

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