Sonnet Media launches pubspring.us, and the PubSpring platform
Sonnet Media recently launched pubspring.us, the online home of the PubSpring author platform. pubspring.us features a digest of content from authors on the PubSpring network, information on working with Sonnet Media, and more.
Sonnet Media is a digital consultancy that has designed and developed websites for authors, publishers and others for nearly a decade. Past clients include HarperCollins Publishers, New Directions Publishing, New Yorker staff writer David Grann, Pulitzer Prize winner Lorraine Adams, and the novelist James Ellroy.
Bud Parr, president of Sonnet Media, says “The PubSpring platform is a natural extension of our work with publishers and authors at Sonnet Media. Over the years, we have identified the very specific needs of authors challenged with finding their audience, and with the move by publishers to connect with readers online.”
The PubSpring platform enables Sonnet Media’s in house designer/developers to produce an attractive personal website for an author on top of proven, robust tools for managing book related content. PubSpring allows authors to easily post event information, review attention, news, articles and blog posts. Authors can add their own new books, and automatically generate buy buttons to major book vendors.
"We want to put the information readers, reviewers and the media want to see in one place," said Sean Concannon, Sonnet Media Client Services Director . "Readers want to be able to easily share information on a book. Reviewers might need easy access to a writer's bio, or a quick summary of the review attention a book has received. Booksellers may want to see where the author has appeared already. When writers make that information easy to find, they sell more books. That’s what we enable.”
On the back end, PubSpring users see a dashboard showing traffic statistics from Google Analytics, and a news feed of coverage on the writer from around the web, with more features to come.
“The PubSpring platform is enormously flexible” notes Sonnet Media founder Bud Parr. “We can produce anything from a basic writer’s site like jonfriedman.net, to a customized genre site presenting several writers like readswordsandsandals.com.”
The PubSpring platform for publishers caters to forward thinking presses, such as New Vessel Press, Bellevue Literary Press, and New Directions Publishing. Publishers can choose full e-commerce capability and automatic data feeds, A user-friendly content management system provides the backbone of every PubSpring system. The PubSpring platform turns a publisher’s website into a dynamic marketing tool by creating deep connections between value added content and the publisher’s catalog.