It can be tough to keep up with all the publishing platforms out there, but Serial Box Publishing seems to be giving it a good go. I noticed the mobile app was on iTunes App Store as a featured app. What caught my eye is that it offers serialized fiction in eBook and audiobook form.
Predictable weekly installments could help set it apart.
Serial Box brings everything that’s awesome about TV (easily digestible episodes, team written, new content every week) to what was already cool about books (well-crafted stories, talented authors, enjoyable anywhere).
Like TV, we release a new episode of our serials every week and serials typically run for seasons of 10-16 weeks. Easy to pick up, episodes are enjoyable on their own but build over the course of the season to tell a bigger story. Each episode is available in ebook and audio and takes about 40 minutes to enjoy.
$1.59 per episode which seems reasonable, if a bit odd.
It looks like they’re focused on a stable of writers for now. But I’d imagine an expansion of the service would allow for indies to step in. The writers collaborate on the series, presumably in an attempt to capture successful TV storytelling lightning in a bottle. Hey, it could work!
Would you be interested in this? I’ve found serialized content to be a tough sell in the YA space, but I also think it could work very well with a disciplined publisher.