Jul 28, 2011
Really exciting news!
INKUBATE has attracted the interest of one of the top six U.S. publishing houses and we'll be meeting with them again in late Sept. - early Oct.! They have expressed interest in our Children's, Y.A. & Adult manuscript categories.
So, please sign on and post your work! They’ll be looking very closely at these submissions over the course of the next several months, as part of our ongoing development and BETA testing. During the BETA test period, we will assist editors by making direct introductions to writers. We hope that this will maximize the value of INKUBATE to our early adopting writers, while we continue to build out the final INKUBATE structure.
Though INKUBATE will be acting as an intermediary to facilitate these introductions, we want to remind participants that INKUBATE charges no fees or commissions.
Stacy Clark and Jay Gale are looking forward to connecting with friends next week at the New Hampshire Media Makers Gala Event in Manchester, N.H. For information, contact the host of the event, John Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we’ve received so many kind comments about Jay’s recent interview with Seacoast Business Connection Host, Mark Miller (Portsmouth Community Radio), we’re reposting the podcast link here.
Mark Miller can be reached at email@example.com.
Stay tuned to Mark’s weekly broadcast (Mondays at noon) and check out our blog for regular updates.
In the meantime, if you have any questions, we’re here and happy to assist!
Stacy Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jay Gale: email@example.com
Jun 7, 2011
Inkubate Principal & Co-Founder, Jay D. Gale (seen below) writes on his experience attending last night's N.H. Writers Project meeting at The Common Man in Portsmouth:
It was a treat to be part of the New Hampshire Writers Project Monday night and to have a chance to discuss the publishing industry with so many talented individuals. A special thanks to John Herman for welcoming me to the group!
We convened at The Common Man on State Street in downtown Portsmouth. Sharing drinks and a meal, we discussed a broad range of literary topics. The group was dynamic and curious and the conversation memorable. In the fun, relaxed atmosphere I enjoyed fielding a few key questions about Inkubate.
John asked what we believe will be the greatest advantage for publishers and agents. I pointed to Inkubate’s efficiencies and what we believe will be considerable savings for the industry. With less money spent on “Discovery,” we hope that publishers and agents will seize the opportunity to invest more time and energy cultivating aspiring writers, strategically marketing their work and delivering new books to market faster. We believe that this will be an important competitive edge for an industry in transition.
When asked why the group would want to be early adopters of Inkubate, my answer was easy: Writers are key to preserving the competitive forces that support a vibrant publishing environment. While BETA testing the publisher and agent Discovery tools, we expect our partners will be carefully exploring our content so that they can provide us with meaningful feedback. So, this will, undoubtedly, be a great opportunity to be seen and reviewed in detail by a publisher and/or agent before the community of Inkubate writers and artists grows significantly larger.
We’re excited to see that Foster’s Daily Democrat featured Inkubate today in their Business section: http://tinyurl.com/4yeez2p. Please share this link with your writing and publishing colleagues and feel free to contact me with your questions.
In the meantime, I’m looking forward to next month’s meeting. Thanks so much for your hospitality!
-Jay D. Gale, Principal & Co-Founder