Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Whither the slushpile? The Publishing industry is ripe for revolution. Until now, any aspiring writer had to submit manuscripts to the infamous "slushpile" at major publishers. Now, many publishers are looking to the Internet as a way to discover new writers. Therein lies the potential of Urbis.com, the web's leading literary social media site. A new Bruni PR client, Urbis allows aspiring writers to submit their latest work to a customized group of critics. HarperCollins and other key publishers are looking closely at Urbis.com. Founder Steve Spurgat has created a valuable new platform that will soon disintermediate the slushpile and revamp the way publishers find new talent.