October 27-29 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 27, 2014

C104 - Partnering with a Crowdsourced Distributor of Self-Published Ebooks

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
DeAnza I & II (Portola)
Megan Wong, Virtual Library Manager, Santa Clara County Library District
Jerry C Fan, Founder/CEO, JukePop, Inc.

Gone are the days of “vanity press.” Today we are ushering in a new era in reading where self-published, serialized fiction is becoming an increasingly popular way to consume stories. JukePop gives self-published authors the platform to easily distribute their “live” ebooks one chapter at a time to libraries. JukePop uses community reading behavior data (i.e., crowdsourcing) to quantitatively determine story quality and demographic appeal, at no cost to either author or reader. Libraries then apply their own set of selection criteria to curate a smaller and more applicable set of ebooks for their communities. This helps libraries deal with the growing number of self-published authors while being able to bring fresh ebooks quickly to their community. Hear how one library teamed up to offer librarian-curated JukePop stories on its website. Speakers discuss their partnership and future plans to include librarian reviews of JukePop content on the JukePop website.

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