After seeing how quickly digital downloads revolutionised the music industry, Karl Quinn and Owen Gallagher thought literature could do with a similar makeover. The introduction of e-readers from some of the industry’s major players confirmed they were on the right path and Our Writers’ Bloc was born.
Ourwritersbloc.com aims to be a open marketplace where authors can reach readers without having to approach major publishing houses. Works can be submitted at no cost and will be formatted for use on a number of digital devices such as the Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, and iPhone. Authors can then sell to and interact directly with their audience, creating a literary social network.
Watch Karl and Owen from Our Writers’ Bloc as they jump into the iQ Prize hot seat: