MacGuffin is a Writing Community that Combines Audio, Short Works

Between Wattpad, Jukepop, Widbook,, and other sites, there’s no shortage of places to post and or read short works. But UK-based Comma Press thinks all those sites are lacking one key aspect: audio. The Guardian reports that Comma Press has beta launched MacGuffin, a new platform for short works: It remains one of the… Read More »

Glose Launches an Android App, Adds Excerpt to Its eBookstore

The second coming of Readmill has been quite popular since it launched last November, but it was missing something: support for Android. That changed today. Glose has launched a new Android app which brings its social reading platform to Android. The app features all the same great shared reading experience which iPad and iPhone users… Read More »

Goodreads Has Decided That There is No Friendzone for Authors and People

Goodreads may have picked up tricks from their corporate parent since being bought by Amazon in 2012, but beta testing new features was apparently not one of them. The social network added new relationship options on Friday. Ostensibly intended to better define how authors and the hoi polloi interact, the new options are causing more problems than they solved…. Read More »

Kobo Inks Distribution Deal With Writing Community Widbook

Writing communities like Wattpad, Write On, and Widbook represent concentrated sources of writing talent, and Kobo is looking to tap in. Earlier this month Widbook and Kobo announced a new partnership which will enable Widbook members to sell ebooks through Kobo. According to Widbook’s blog post, premium members can sell their ebooks through Kobo with only a… Read More »

Report: Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple Looking to Buy Social News Reader Prismatic

Part StumbleUpon and part Flipboard, for the past several years Prismatic has been developing a social news reader for iOS, Android, and the web. And now it is said to be in the sights of Microsoft. TechCrunch reports that Prismatic is currently talking to a number of companies, including MS and Apple, about a possible acquisition. No party will… Read More »