Author Aid

Innovations helping new authors create, sell and promote their books
Implications - Book authors are increasingly finding it more difficult to break into the publishing world. Luckily, a wave of innovations helping new and existing authors publish and promote their books are coming to fore. These innovations, which include everything from disappearing ink to encourage quick reading to fansourced book tours, consequently augment the conventional publishing process so that burgeoning new authors actually have a fighting chance despite the growing popularity of ebooks and digital content.
SCORE: 2.7
Untested Top 4 Examples: 1,392 Total Clicks Jun 12 - Aug 12
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Disappearing Ink Tomes - The Book That Can't Wait Helps New Authors Get Their Work Read Quickly
SCORE: 4.5
Mild 434 Clicks Pub: Jun 27, 12
Disappearing Ink Tomes
The Book That Can't Wait Helps New Authors Get Their Work Read Quickly
The Book That Can’t Wait is a book published by Eterna¬†Cadencia, an independent publisher based in Argentina, that is printed with disappearing ink! Now, using disappearing ink seems pretty... [More]
Crowdsourced Book Tours - Togather Helps New Authors Connect With Readers & Promote Their Work
SCORE: 2.5
Untested 278 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 12
Crowdsourced Book Tours
Togather Helps New Authors Connect With Readers & Promote Their Work
For many authors, the hardest part of the publishing process is actually getting their books sold, but the platform Togather is here to help. Created by Aaron Shapiro and Andrew Kessler from HUGE... [More]
Customer-Determined Pricing - StoryBundle Allows Readers to Choose What They Pay for Books
SCORE: 1.8
Untested 200 Clicks Pub: Aug 12, 12
Customer-Determined Pricing
StoryBundle Allows Readers to Choose What They Pay for Books
For new and self-published authors trying to get their work out there, it can be really tough when you don’t have an online following, but the online platform StoryBundle aims to help these... [More]
On-Demand Literary Printing - Harvard Book Store Espresso Book Machine Prints in Four Minutes
SCORE: 1.8
Untested 480 Clicks Pub: Jul 17, 12
On-Demand Literary Printing
Harvard Book Store Espresso Book Machine Prints in Four Minutes
The Harvard Book Store, located in Cambridge, MA, provides customers the opportunity to print out copies of their own books or previously published titles via its Espresso Book Machine. The machine,... [More]