Any good book lover knows this feeling: that incredible novel you’re reading ends at its most exciting place, and all you want to do is chat with the others about what might happen next, but none of your friends have read the book. Reddit, Tumblr or DiscordYou can find fan discussions on , but that may not please you.
Special Instagram for book lovers is coming!
copperFounder and CEO of Allison Trowbridge plans to build a social network revolving around books, connecting authors and fans through in-app discussions and live events. As a writer himself, trowbridge, want to help authors find new sources of income, whether through paid virtual events or by engaging in lively conversations about a bestselling book explains.
trowbridge, “For gamers twitch, Etsy for crafters and Spotify for musicians and SoundCloud “Authors have never had a platform tailored to their needs that helps them create depth in their relationships with readers.” An always-free version of the app is planned for both writers and fans, but later this year trowbridge, The app will offer users additional paid features. premium want to create a version.
copper, part of a growing group of companies that want to help connect writers with readers. With platforms like Bookshop.org, Libro.fm and Folio, it offers consumers an alternative to Amazon, while apps like The Storygraph Goodreads He’s trying to dethrone.
goodreads, It remains a referral platform for discovery, but the site’s interface has not visibly changed since Amazon bought it in 2013. Moreover, trowbridge, He notes that new authors are told to never look at Goodreads reviews of their books (“You may never want to write another book again” In this respect goodreads While it is a useful platform for readers looking for book recommendations, it is not an author-friendly website. Copper hopes to make a product that is fun and useful for readers and writers alike.