Aspiring writers this your time to get placed in the sun and shine. Anyone who have been looking for an opportunity to see their literary work published now have that chance, thanks to an innovative partnership between a technology giant and publishing company designed to just that.
Mzure, an established leader in interactive technologies, has partnered with international eBook publishing house Osutoria Publishing to create Open Book Projects, a user-generated line of titles that will allow writers to participate in shaping stories for a chance to be published.
More or less what this partnership is about is if you’ve got great story-telling skills through the means of creative writing this is an excellent opportunity for the novice and inexperienced as well as for those grizzled, veteran writers to see their work in print.
What’s unique about this particular collaborative effort between the two companies is that individual writers are asked to put together episodes without manipulating the backend of the story. It’s almost like a huge guessing game as no one-not the writer or readers know what’s going to happen next.
At the conclusion of the story readers are then asked to write or add their own version to the chapter, thus providing more drama and excitement to the storyline.
“Mzure’s expertise in interactive technology made it an easy fit to bring these principles to Osutoria’s eBooks and develop Open Book Projects,” said Chad McNeill, US Managing Partner. “This collaborative, interactive reading and writing experience is similar to a gaming environment where users travel through a narrative based on their decisions and interaction with gameplay. Years of building open-world gaming stories dovetail nicely into what we feel is a logical next step, a new form of entertainment built on a chapter by chapter basis.”
Open Book Projects is looking for aspiring creative writers who not only want to get involved in the story- telling process but who dream of becoming published authors. “Face” will be the first title launched through this collaborative writing initiative and authors whose chapter submissions are selected will receive a percent share of revenue generated by the “Face” eBook publication.
Submissions that are not chosen will remain the intellectual property of the respective authors.
“As each chapter is revealed, ‘Face’ will grow and evolve, “said McNeill. “We don’t know what the final piece will look like, or even what genre the story will belong to, we only know that it will be a collaborative reflection of the community that helps create it.”
Up through September 18, Chapter two submissions will be accepted at OpenBookProjects.com and will be reviewed by the Osutoria Publishing team. Winning chapters will be posted and subsequent potential authors will then have between 2-3 weeks to draft and submit the next chapter, thus continuing the “Face” story. Prospective authors and interested readers can access the first chapter of “Face” for free at http://www.openbookprojects.com.
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