Don’t you think readers and authors need a separate Social Media platform?
The cliché viral content flowing throughout the social media irks me at times. The same “Ten things to do this” or ” Click to know more” and other click-baiting articles are less accepted by everyone’s brain system now.
At Voice Verso, we are well committed to creating a community of authors and readers, where publishing a book is free and reaching out to an author is easy. We are a company by authors, for authors and devoted to serving authors. Apart from having a DIY Drag and Drop eBook publishing tool, we are building a platform to increase the interaction and reachability between authors and readers. We have designed voiceverso.com in such a way that post signing up, any user can create his/her “Voice Verso Profile”. The user can set a profile picture, cover image and follow various other authors and readers.
Your Voice Verso profile will look something like this…
Add a bit about yourself in the “Bio” section of your profile.
My Books Section- For the author in you…
My Reads- For the bibliophile in you!
Currently, under construction, my reads section will be coming soon. As of now, we are distributing our published books on various eBook stores like Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and Book Bub.
Followers and Following option- So that you don’t miss any update!
Another interesting option at Voice Verso is that you stay updated with the latest published books, reads and what the person you are following is working on. This gives an opportunity to the readers and authors to bond even more.
Further to take Social Networking experience for readers and authors to the next level, we are building a news feed that will add the extra bling to the Voice Verso Community!
Can’t wait and want to start writing with us?
Get started and request your invitation from here.
About, a year and a half ago team of 2 simpleton writing enthusiasts thought of curating a platform that becomes an end to end solution for authors to publish, market, sell and scale their books online.
The idea was so non convoluted and unthoughtful that, “We will be the WordPress of book publishing”, were the exclamations we used to make jovially at our brainstorming sessions.
We are scaling now and we are scaling huge. From organizing a workshop for authors wherein, they were prompt to be the part of an extempore short story writing competition, which became “Fastest Book Ever Made- Collection of Short Stories from a Workshop” to publishing 4 books in all, we have come a long way and still more sprints needed.
Sure, but who will read eBooks?
India is still in its baby steps towards the transition of technological medium such as eBooks, but we are getting there and Voice Verso really wanted to be the flag bearer for that. 96% of the market of Indian bibliophiles rely on Paperbacks and there is no denying on this fact. But, those other 4% are influencing the book market in a huge way. Plus, with eBooks and services used with Voice Verso, authors can sell their content globally without restrictions. An author writing a romance in India would be made available for readers in UK or an author writing the plight of Syrian War from India, would be made available in Syria too, such is the power of eBooks. Simple, yet efficient! And,who said we won’t get into paperbacks. Well, we will! Just a matter of time.
Is Publishing with Voice Verso FREE?
Damn right, it is! We believe costing upfront payment packages is demotivating to the service of the art that we are for. So, we draw volatile royalties based on the premium services chosen by authors. The offered plans are –
Our babies that shined like diamonds and are making their mark to global reading diaspora are –
Let’s build an ebook publishing revolution together.
On 31st July 2016 around 12pm(IST), Voice Verso released its private beta for its privilege authors who would love to try the revolutionary DIY(Do it Yourself) book writing and publishing tool. To our overwhelming disbelief, around 25 authors signed up in just 24 hours of the release, to prove us that we are on a right track.
Since, then we are growing with a moderate speed of eminent writers, with the tally reaching up to 75 authors.
The Daily Active Writers(DAW) which is one of the key metrics to our growth is around 45 and we intent to increase that more and more.
After 1 month of our launch(i.e. – 31st August 2016), we released a new feature, wherein photographers, fashion blogger, visual storytellers, etc. can create their visual anthologies and portfolios using our revolutionary page by page image uploading option.
Voice Verso is first of its kind DIY(Do it Yourself) book writing, publishing and selling too. It is an end to end solution for budding authors to turn out to be best-selling authors. The product have been designed keeping in mind the craftsmanship of artists, poets, storytellers etc. to create their book page by page using our propitiatory “Drag and Drop book turning and 3D book modeling tool”. This way the writers fell as if they are writing and creating their own book, thereby making us a truly indie publishing platform. It takes out the boring cluttered manuscript and age-old Microsoft Word writing practices and gives a feel to the authors as if they are truly interacting with their content.
Page by Page making your own book.
What we intend to do?
Our future goals is to make every budding author, who ever have dreamed of publishing their books; a best seller. Our goal for coming 6 months is to publish the books of 100+ authors and make them sell it online. With the positive acceptance of the ecosystem all around, I see that we will hit our benchmark real soon. There are 120 million authors that goes unnoticed every year. Even, J K Rowling rejected 20 times, only to get her first Harry Potter . We want to cut this lag time for authors, so that they accelerate the book publishing process faster and better.
1) Multiple Books management system
Facing a writer’s block already with the first manuscript? No worries, you can publish multiple books. And, you have the access of all of them at one single place.
Your personalized multiple books management system.
2) You can publish unlimited eBooks FREE.
Publishing eBooks demands no costing from Voice Verso. Even, publishing paperbacks too. 😀 You will get to see this in my last section.
3) Chose a befitting Genre for your Book
From sci-fi to romance, from short stories to poems, from kindergarten to academics , from article anthologies to business and corporate books and from photography portfolios to modeling shoots. Publish anything under the sun and assign your befitting genre.
4) Targeted readership and data visualization to track/sell your books to them
Which Facebook page of which demographic from what country, from what city, from what gender, from what age group and from what reading habits is interested in buying your book? Target that and generate sales per copy. So, that you don’t have to waste time marketing it door to door. You can all do this by Voice Verso’s Smart Targeted book readership recommendations and data visualization real-time tracking tool.
5) Buy/Sell books on Voice Verso e-commerce and promote too.-
You can buy and sell your books on Voice Verso e-commerce and you can promote your titles on other retailers like Flipkart, Amazon, Kindle , iBook store etc. And, best part is you can do this all FREE.
6) In line book editing
You can select editors for per page or multiple pages editing as in when you need to do so. Your DIY book will be co shared with the editor of your choice and then you can give them privileges to edit your book. Furthermore, you can keep tabs of the editing first hand. This avoids hassle and communication lags between authors and editors.
7) No Cash upfront
Remember at point 3, I told you that you can publish both eBooks and Paperbacks free? Yes, you heard it right. We at Voice Verso, understand that, authors may not have enough economics to support their book publishing, editing , marketing and selling endeavors. So, we do not demand any cash. However, for using premium services we demand meager royalty ranging from 0% to 50%. Wait, did I just say – “0%”? Yes, you heard it right, there is a plan in the tool(which is least) which helps authors to publish and sell their books by keeping up 100% royalty. How cool is that?
8) Book Publishing houses aggregation
This is our futuristic attempt. We are in talks with some good old and famous traditional publishing houses to collaborate with us. Using our tool, if your book performs real well or you become our premium author, you will get a chance to choose your favorite book publishing house with your negotiable royalties and you can publish your book with them too. Told you, truly a best-selling deal here!
Voice Verso is making an end to end all round authors and readers marketplace. With our refined iterations with tech, we want to offer best possible book writing, publishing, editing, marketing and selling experience to our authors. We are hopeful to serve the author community in best of their interests. Keeping that in mind , we have kept the platform an “invite only” deal. Meaning, only privilege writers, poets, authors etc. who are serious enough to publish their books can try and receive the fruits of our tech. We are adamant to do so, to keep up content and publishing quality. However, we are excited to make platform live for all very soon.
Next Up! –
What we have in plans for next 100 days is to give multiple freemium templates and marketplace of editors to make your book publishing a boost. Do keep in touch with us on the same as the new update is releasing soon.
Meanwhile, for all those who’ve already started, I urge them to keep writing your book, page by page everyday. You may never know, you will see new surprises for your good every day. 🙂
Blogging as a whole industry is streamlined and is growing gruesomely. It has been reported that, every 1 second 9 new blogs are created on the World Wide Web. People from all across the globe share their thoughts, life, processes etc. via blogs.
It has been reported that almost more than 45% of the website on the internet uses WordPress(A blogging site) to record, write, publish and share their thoughts. This is growing more abruptly. However, there were certain setbacks due to the advent of social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter etc. As, these sites always have tried to become the new face of blogging. Nonetheless, pure blogging still has its roots grounded and its very foundation supports the people to create their voices and share it to the world.
Words have always been powerful, whether being spoken or written, otherwise. It’s the power of shear words which can move mountains, win us battles and create the transformation of one form of knowledge into another.
Below is a bar graph of the number of blogging websites from 2009 to 2014. See, the exponential growth these writing platforms has. It includes, all WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger etc.
As, you can see how many blogs are piling up from 2009 to 2014 and, how the content driven internet is erupting in a mass manner. We are basically, surrounded by the content driven internet since, the inception of the Dot-com bubble.
We saw the eruption of a blog storm, from all these years. Now, let us look at how many self-publishing books are there from 2009 to 2014.
Here, is the graph for the same –
We can clearly observe that, how there is a consistent increase in the self publishing authors in the world. From 2009 to 2014, the trends are changing really in positive vectors. Especially, with the access of Kindle, Google books etc. People have become more digital savvy to publish their content. Further, analysis shows that, due to the increase of self publishing scenarios, the market of e-book has been sky-rocketed.
Voice Verso entering into the picture
Now, what voice verso is dealing here is providing a blend wherein writers or bloggers can have a common notion of reaching to their respective audiences, not just via blog posts, but via books. Genuine, published e-books! Eventually, they can sell these e-books online too.
It has to do with the amazing set theory, wherein the readers and writers are the universal set and, Voice Verso‘s sweet spot lies in the intersection of blogging, book publishing and the eCommerce for Books(both buying and selling).
So, notice how our metric is working here? We are dealing with all the writing enthusiasts to create, publish and share their authentic, quality oriented and genuine content. Once, you do have some considerable amount of posts(say 30-40), you can publish your own eBooks and sell them online. This is how Voice Verso is dwelling forward and we wish to change the blogging industry for better.
So, start writing your stories, articles, poems, etc., with Voice Verso and start getting it noticed in World Wide Web. Once, you do have some considerable amount of posts, go on to publish your own eBooks, with our Voice Verso Dashboard feature(which will be activated automatically, once you have 30+ posts in the site).
The one who use to get passionate about the beauty for the art and words carries. He has all his equipments with him, to showcase his talent.
A Thinking Ninja
Once he knows how to be passionate, he then frugally tries his hands into something which he discovered his latest passion. He used his equipments to create his content.
A Writing Ninja
Once, he knows what he was conspiring about all the time, he then turn to his options. He use his techniques and processes to produce his thoughts and contents.
A Proofreading Ninja
Write, Read, Re-read and Re-Re-read your content always. That is what they do. They master their art, until they become perfectionist. He “proofread” his stunts, just the same way you “proofread” your content on a paper. So, always master yourself, before hitting the final nail.
The Editor Ninja –
He supposedly became an editor, once he sharps his imperfect skills. He edit his work through processes to become a master. He practice and revise his work so hard, that for him the “editing” becomes a child play. Something like this.
Finally, a Book Published Ninja –
Publish your content and execute. Go for the final fight and bring all the above actions into systematic plan. Bring all the skills you got and then hit the final nail in the coffin. Now, you are a master zen and you become invincible. So, publish it !
The above approach can be different for different people. But, this is how a standard sword bearer is born. This is how you will the inductee for the Shotokanth school for badasserry.
So, follow all these and try to be a published Ninja soon, you can start your badass training from here
Unless, you want to be the best in the world, like this one.
Being a poet is not as easy and as streamlined as you think! To be a great poet you need be great at few things, if not all. Here are some 10 trails that makes you fall into the category of a great poet.
1) You have a candid or gifted imagination
You create a strong and non-succumb imagination through your thoughts. You don’t feel any situation without imagination. That does not make you a superhuman per se, but it gives you a little edge over people who just see! You observe.
2) Poet of fall
You have suffered a strong and deep metal breakdown or depression. You can take out a great poet from a falling human being. But, you cannot take out a falling human being from a great poet. “Poet at your own risk”!
3) You have a sense of aesthetic values
You know what will suits with what! You have this ability to determine the perfect ailment of thoughts and imagination. You can see patterns in things and observe them which normal people can’t.
4) A word player
You always know when to use which word and with utmost beauty and umpteen. You are basically a master in playing with words. You have a word to throw onto for every situation plausible.
5) You toggle between emotions allot
You have this non stereotypical emotional work play going all around the back of your head. You keep playing and juggling with emotions every now and then. At one time you maybe happy and the other, you might go into to surreal saddening limbo.
6) You pin point on lyrics much in a song, rather than its music
You always listen to a song for its lyrics rather than for its music. You tend to defy and critique the lyricist every time you get a chance to do so.
7) You always have a notebook handy
You always keep a note of thoughts, ideas, imagination etc., you are involved in. You have this belief, that you can get a nice poem anytime.
8) You can write your poem any place and any time possible
Your surroundings and atmosphere do not bogs you down to produce your masterpiece. You just write and you love it every time you do. You can write down a beautiful poem, even if you are,well umm… Ahem ahem!
9) You badly wants that, someone should read or listen to your poem –
Though, you ever admit this, but you enjoy sharing your work to others and always love to brag about your own poetry. Even, when people are not interested in listening to your poem, you forcefully asked them to do so.
10) You procrastinate to write your poems allot.
Finally, you always procrastinate your poem writing sessions allot. You do not sit at one place and articulate your poem at one go. You always have some tea break or something.
If you enjoy reading this, you might as well like this –
You have this uncanny ability to think beyond the approach of a normal human being. You tend to see what others can’t. This basically makes you become a Sherlock of imagination per se. This gives an edge over others in practicing the art of story telling.
2) You always see stuffs in a words way!
You observe images around you, the life, the ecosystem etc. so that you can bring out a context to it. You just don’t observe things, but you try to figure out how to articulate it into a worded essay/poem or something. This gives you a notion of writing something as a storyteller.
3) Connect the dots
You are one such person, who always take small ingredients from life, a little from here, a little from there and then you make it yours. That’s basically, not just applicable to the art of storytelling, but your whole life as well. You try to connect what you saw and then you perceive onto it.
4) You always maintains a blog
With the storytelling qualities blended with technology these days, it becomes a mandatory approach for you to maintain a blog of yours. However, sometimes blogging requires a lot of time and you sometimes ditch writing on it on regular basis.
5) You jot down thoughts
For a person like you, you always have a pen and notebook handy. You have this tendency of writing down your thoughts every now and then, in whatever way you observes life.
6) You like to face the audience
Stage fright? What’s that? – This is the attitude you have. You can face and share your views without any problem. People enjoy your confidence when you do so. With your successful portrayal and story telling quality you just rock and enthrall the audiences always.
7) You dwell on ideas(read that as opportunities) more then problems
You tend to find opportunities on every problem thrown at you. You just have this constant and innate drive in you to perceive something unthinkable. With that attitude you tend to state your story with utmost passion and confidence.
8) You work really hard to create your first draft
They always says this in terms of writing “The first draft is always special and tough one”. So, you constantly are upset dissatisfied and unfulfilled with your first draft. That always gives you a sincere tenacity to keep looking for better. Further, until you are not satisfied with your first draft, you tend to constantly go through it.
9) You are proactive, yet you love solitary
You have this unmatched and confused ambient kind of personality. It is self delusional, but it is something which you always foster upon. You and your stories always like to be alone though!
10) You might have a dream to publish your own book, someday
Well, if you possess all the above traits of a good story-teller, then what makes you a great storyteller? Quite frankly, there is no standard barrier. But, in order to go about a purpose of your writing, you might consider a choice of publishing your own book.
If you believe you want to be a great storyteller someday, then do showcase your talent here
Writer’s Paradise-It takes more than your pen and paper to be a writer in any aspect of writing you look forward to. Are you a poet? A travelogue? Perhaps, a creative writer? Further, A storyteller? But, what if you feel confused as to what is the basic ingredient every special writer has, but you misses it. Well, it is called The Writer’s Paradise. The very notion by which writer perceive their thoughts to paint out on the blank canvas.
It is with the ardent interests and passion of Voice verso that, we are revolutionizing the blogging industry in a whole new manner. Your thoughts when produced in a manner that you would like to turn your blog into a published book and sell it onto an e-commerce platform(s), then you know you are headed to a wishful blogging site.
The ideas and constants are all around us. They are always up there to guide us from a path of dark towards light. We just need to have a wishful thinking to grab those opportunities and turn it our advantages. While, blogging is highly effective way of procuring your thoughts and sharing onto the internet for the whole world.
But, what if blogging goes one step further and it gives you a process of culminating your thoughts in an ink fledged quill? Create your own book and inspire others to do the same. That is how Blogging will change. Voice Verso will bring that change. Enter as a blogger and end up as a published author!
Blend your thoughts into an action. That action is your book. It was brilliant to be an internet moderator how about being an internet admin?
Conclusively, Voice Verso is a beautiful marriage between blogging and book writing!