HarperCollins hopes crowds will spot next bestseller
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We've featured Sellaband numerous times: the music website that lets fans propel the careers of unsigned artists. A similar concept has just popped up in the publishing world. Founded by HarperCollins, Authonomy is a new community that invites unpublished and self-published authors to post at least 10,000 words of a fiction or non-fiction manuscript for visitors to read online. Visitors can review and recommend books, and can showcase their five favourite submissions on a virtual bookshelf that's viewable from their profile page. Authonomy keeps track of the number of recommendations a book receives and ranks writers accordingly. Readers are also…
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