Weekly Round Up, Mother’s Day edition – Jukepop and Kickstarter Updates

Other Serial Sites?

This PR piece for one serials tries to make a case for book clubs reading serials. That’s not a bad idea at all, although it’s a bit of a gamble should said serial fail to continue or complete. The more interesting thing about this pR piece is that it mentions three places to find serials, only one of which I’ve seen before. None of the three have an emphasis on serials, so it’s a bit perplexing.

A leaner, meaner Kickstarter.

Having not funded the last version of the Kickstarter, Douglas Barre tries again with his online serial magazine minus the art with a shorter pledging period and lower funding goal. It also looks like another serial novel with its fairly modest goal of several hundred dollars will be in the clear with less than 14 hours to go.

Jukepop Serials listed in Duotrope

This should improve visibility to authors looking for quasi-paid work.  .

Speaking of Jukepop, I’ve been noting that their authors are increasingly active in the blogging sphere. For those of us not part of the Jukepop hierarchy, these blogs often are interesting insights into how it’s working and what the readership looks like thus far.  I don’t believe these stories represent the upper end of the traffic spectrum, but it’s noteable that some folks are seeing equivalent numbers (1000s) as independent sites.  Some interesting blogs of note:

On a random note, soft opening to serial begins today (actually midnight tonight). Keep track of the space at http://talesofthebigbadwolf.com/the-queen-of-swans/  over the next 24 hours! 🙂

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