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How do you feel about crowd-sourced publishing? 

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8 deviants said I just want to click something. :dummy:
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4 deviants said I'm for it because...
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2 deviants said (Reason I'm asking: Macmillan's new crowd-sourced romance imprint, Swoon, whose details are here: www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/…
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2 deviants said I'm against it because...
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No deviants said Something else!

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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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. :shrug:

It's another subject to research, at least. ;P
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Writer
Definitely a thing worth looking into. :nod:
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Writer
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.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
I would definitely love for programs like this to increase variety in the market. :nod:
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
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.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
That's what I'm worried about as well. :noes:
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Snapperz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
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.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012   Writer
:rofl: Yup. I've seen other websites which do a similar thing and it's just frustrating watching it turn into, as you said, a popularity contest.
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
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.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012   Writer
Definitely a good point about there having to be readers first -- it'll be interesting to see how well this venture gets off the ground.
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