The Jonas Project is excited to announce the launch of Social Publishing House, one of the Veteran Owned Businesses currently working with The Jonas Project.
On October 7, 2013, Social Publishing House will launch its beta site to the public.
Social Publishing House is the dream of Brian M. Gilb, former Logistics Officer for the United States Marine Corps. His passion for writing led him to write his own book, but he found that the publishing process is complicated and out of date. In true Marine Corps fashion, Brian sought a solution instead of complaining about the problem. “I wanted to make a living as a writer after the Marine Corps. Instead, I turned that passion for a career as a writer into creating a platform for others to do so.”
Brian found with The Jonas Project in July of 2013, while at an entrepreneur network meeting in San Diego. So far, Brian has worked with two Jonas Project mentors, has been an active contributor to The Jonas Project blog, and is working toward a loan from the Oakland Business Development Center. “The mentorship that I have received has been astounding. They have also helped to legitimize my business and introduce me to several organizations that connected me to potential customers and to veterans who have stories to tell,” says Brian. He hopes to publish the work of Veterans and military members through his site.
Social Publishing House is an online writer’s group and publishing company. The company’s goal is to create a hybrid of traditional publishing and self-publishing that produces high-quality books for readers while keeping the majority of the profits in the author’s pocket.
Social Publishing House provides authors with access to a network of experienced editors, artists, and other liked-minded authors to create publishing teams. Teams have the potential to keep up to 85% of the sales from each eBook. Social Publishing House offers project managers to help keep teams on track to ensure the highest quality product and assist in marketing new books for one year after publishing.
Social Publishing House hopes to publish its first book in year one and have over 400 users on its site. Plans for additions to the website are already in the works which include tools to make author collaboration easy. Funding is currently underway through crowd-source website fundable.com. The company hopes to raise $100,000 for startup and website development costs.
For more information on Social Publishing House: socialpublishinghouse.com/