Today we have a Q&A with Shawn Abraham – one of the people behind the site Eat Your Serial. We thought this might be of interest to our readers….check it out! – Catherine
Q: What kind of website is Eat Your Serial?
Eat Your Serial is a new online platform designed to connect up and coming creative talent with a hungry audience. Stories are released as serials, with a new chapter every week. At the moment, we have five concurrently running serials in a variety of genres and styles.
Q: Who are the people involved, and what are their backgrounds?
The team at Eat Your Serial is comprised of a group of dedicated and diverse individuals. The founder and President worked for Random House, the largest trade-book publisher in the world. The rest of our staff has experience in: online marketing, talent management, education, sales, and service. For more information on our team, you can visit http://eatyourserial.com/the-team/our-staff. Eat Your Serial also boasts a talented editorial staff who work closely with our authors to ensure the strongest possible end product.
Q: Can you tell readers how the idea for this site came about?
There seems to be a misnomer floating around about how nobody reads anymore. The original idea for the site stemmed from thoughts and conversations about how off the mark that is. People are reading more than ever. It’s just the mediums that are changing. People spend a remarkable amount of time reading and absorbing content on blogs, social networking sites and more. So we felt like there was a niche waiting to be explored with easily digestible portions of creative content. Serials are a tried and true method of content delivery, and we feel like audiences will respond well to our model.
Q: What types of work do you publish?
We publish work in all genres. From sci-fi and fantasy to romance and introspective semi-autobiographies. Some are funny, some are sad. We want to make sure there’s something for everybody, and we have many pieces waiting in the wings that will further diversify our list.
Q: How can writers or readers who are interested learn more about how this works?
The best way is to visit www.eatyourserial.com, and click around. Read some of the serials, leave comments, and enjoy! We’re always on the lookout for new talent, and our submission guidelines are up on the site.
Q: What are your upcoming plans for the site?
We don’t want to tip our hat too early, but we have a lot of exciting plans in the works. Looking ahead to some of the books we’re going to be publishing, we’re really proud of what our authors have been creating. But beyond that, all I can say is that I’m pretty sure there’s more to serials than just text and prose. Some of the most popular TV shows of all time were serials…