iAuthor

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iAuthor Ltd.
iAuthor
Type of businessPrivate
Type of site
Content discovery
Social networking
eBooks
Advertising
Available inEnglish
Founded2012 (2012)
HeadquartersLondon, United Kingdom
Founder(s)Adam Kolczynski
IndustryPublishing
WebsiteiAuthor.uk.com
AdvertisingNative advertising
Launched2013 (2013)
Current statusActive

iAuthor is a London-based tech startup and online book community which launched in July 2013.[1] Described in The Bookseller as a "Pinterest for books",[2] iAuthor connects authors and publishers to readers using crowdsourced themes[2] and book samples.[2][3]

History[edit]

iAuthor was founded by Adam Kolczynski on 18 January 2012.[4] Between December 2012 and July 2013, the platform operated in live beta, capped at 250 users.[1] iAuthor officially launched on July 26, 2013, opening the platform to all authors and publishers.[1]

As of March 2016, iAuthor attracts users from 144 countries.[2] The ratio of traditionally published to self-published authors is 40:60,[2] with books by authors from Pan Macmillan, HarperCollins, Harlequin, Walker Books, Accent Press and Andersen Press.[2]

Features[edit]

Partnerships[edit]

iAuthor has a corporate partnership with Book Aid International,[12][13] donating to literacy-related causes organised by the charity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "iAuthor launches out of beta to give self-publishing authors a louder voice, venturebeat.com". VentureBeat. 26 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Startup of the week: iAuthor, thebookseller.com". The Bookseller. 7 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Share Book Samples Online With iAuthor, adweek.com". GalleyCat. 27 Feb 2015.
  4. ^ "Companies House Filing History: iAuthor, companieshouse.gov.uk". Companies House.
  5. ^ a b "CrunchBase: iAuthor, crunchbase.com". CrunchBase.
  6. ^ "Company Profile: iAuthor, theliteraryplatform.com". The Literary Platform.
  7. ^ "iAuthor launches book sampling tool, bookmachine.org". BookMachine.
  8. ^ "Advertising on iAuthor, iauthor.uk.com". iAuthor.
  9. ^ "iAuthor startup snapshot, bookmachine.org". BookMachine.
  10. ^ "Self Publishing Formula, www.selfpublishingformula.com". SPF Podcast.
  11. ^ "Drawing subscribers to your book-related newsletter, thebookseller.com". The Bookseller. 27 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Supporters and corporate partners of Book Aid International, bookaid.org". Book Aid International.
  13. ^ "iAuthor Partnerships, iauthor.uk.com". iAuthor.

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