I'm interested in it. I don't know enough about it to have any firm opinion, but anything that has the possibility of increasing the risks the publishing companies take is going to make me at least slightly interested in it.
I'm very interested in it. I mean, sure, people can hack this shit, but I like any sign that the publishing industry has finally realized there's this thing called the internet. And that people will be interested in a lot of things you might not expect.
It's not like I don't understand why the publishing industry is risk-averse. That's why I think this makes sense. Maybe we'll get some stuff out of left field. I would like that.
Dunno, feels like another popularity contest type situation -- they'd have to have a hell of a system to keep people from making multiple accounts and bots and things, and heck, I'm sure everyone would be vying for votes from family and FB friends they haven't spoken to in years. I don't think I'm a fan.
Obviously it's great if it works for you and you get published, but the more I think about it, the more it makes me cringe. It makes me think of those art contests on Neopets where good art would be passed by because someone else was simply better at self-promotion.
I'm for it because I don't see it doing anyone any harm. More options are a good thing, as long as they don't take the previous options away.
Of course, for it to work there will have to be readers who are willing to put in the time and effort to read and vote on something - which I'm guessing they won't even be able to finish unless it gets published, which means that enough other people have to like it just as much as they do. It's a gamble, and I'm not convinced it'll work.