Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to create our site and it’s time for us to give you an update about what’s been happening behind the scenes.
The main thing you should know is that we are currently drowning in flowcharts. Seriously. We’re all becoming flowchart experts.
The next thing is that we are still on track for opening our doors at the end of February. The plan is to open up our crowdfunding platform to a limited number of campaigns, before launching the entire site in April. We still have a number of spots available, so if you or anyone you know is planning to crowdfund a book let us know through our contact us page. We’re offering extra help to the early campaigns.
During that first month, we’ll also have the site ready for general registration. You’ll be able to sign up for news, start your registration as a supplier, and support the existing campaigns.
In the months after that, we’ll be releasing our supplier marketplace and our workflow tools (which will allow writers to submit a book for hybrid or self-publishing, crowdfund to cover the fees, and manage the project).
Some other things we’re working on:
A new logo. Despite the fact that the current one is nice to look at, we felt that it isn’t doing the best job of representing our brand or communicating our message. The new logo will be revealed along with the final website.
Growing our supplier list. Let us know if you’re interested in being a part of the site! We’re specifically looking for designers, marketers and publicists, and hybrid publishers.
Even more ideas. Although we’ve had to put a hard stop on the number of things we can squeeze into the first version of our site, we keep coming up with new ideas for features and improvements we’d like to see in the future. Keep your ear to ground for PubLaunch world domination!