Help the Wayne State University Libraries create an innovative new tool that will revolutionize self-publishing! We’re embarking on a new project called the Publishing Preparation Alchemist (PPA) that aims to take away the daunting process of self-publishing. PPA will be a Turbo Tax-style application that will help self publishers put together their content, create metadata and package it into a file structure suitable for software and mobile devices. Instead of worrying about formatting and assembly, this tool will allow authors to concentrate more on their creative vision and empower them to easily share their creations with the world.
If you think this is a great idea that should come to fruition, help us get the funding to make it happen. The Knight Foundation is sponsoring “The Knight News Challenge,” an open contest that funds innovative projects. Groups and individuals from around the world submit their ideas and can be awarded funding amounts of $1000 to $1 million. The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.
Your feedback will help clarify and better refine our project. As a writer, what is the most difficult part of self-publishing your work? Would an all-in-one app change the way you plan your writing/publishing process? Get involved by applauding us or leaving a comment at https://newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/publishing-preparation-alchemist