Written Word Media is championing content from independent authors and small presses in an innovative new serialized fiction app, YONDER. Written Word Media will be providing authors and publishers with access to this exciting new sales channel and its enthusiastic community of readers, helping them reach new audiences and further monetize their content.
YONDER is a serialized fiction app from the teams behind leading storytelling tech platforms WEBTOON and Wattpad. YONDER brings a premium, curated experience to a fast-growing category in publishing – serialized storytelling. YONDER elevates serialized fiction, with a focus on curation, stories from influential authors and publishers, and an enhanced experience that rewards readers. With millions of people reading web fiction every month, this partnership provides indie authors and publishers with an exciting way to tap into this growing category, reach new audiences, and monetize in a new format.
Written Word Media will work with authors and publishers to create original works for the platform, and to reimagine their backlists in a unique serialized mobile format that will inject new life into previously released works. Written Word Media will leverage its expertise in data-driven decision-making alongside YONDER’s reader metrics to optimize the marketing and stories for the platform.
“We’re excited to provide authors and small presses with access to YONDER. We look forward to working with the YONDER team to help indie authors grow their businesses by providing new monetization channels for them”, said Ricci Wolman, CEO of Written Word Media.
“We’re in the business of empowering authors and publishers to tell great stories in a compelling new way,” said Sue Johnson, Chief Content Officer of YONDER. “Mobile serialized fiction can unlock creative new ways for authors to tell incredible stories. We live in an exciting era for readers, authors, and publishers where storytelling technology platforms have made new fiction formats more accessible to a global audience.”
Authors and publishers who are interested in working with Written Word Media to get content onto the platform can learn more here.
About Written Word Media
Written Word Media is a tech-enabled marketing platform for authors and publishers, with a mission to empower literary creators. Written Word Media has served over 20,000 authors and publishers to efficiently and effectively drive book sales and build readership. The Written Word Media reader audience surpasses one million readers across its portfolio of media properties that include Freebooksy, Bargain booksy, Red Feather Romance, NewInBooks, and AudioThicket.
Written Word Media is a partner of the nonprofit, Book Harvest, which donates books to young, low-income readers. The company is also allied with the SPF Foundation, which provides scholarships to aspiring authors. Written Word Media is proud to be carbon neutral.
YONDER is a new serialized fiction app from the WEBTOON family of brands, combining mobile reading, an engaging serialized experience, and thousands of curated stories in every genre. With a catalog of premium fiction and a pay-what-you-read model, readers can explore, discover, and fall in love with stories in an entirely new way. YONDER is the next chapter in storytelling.