lownerdfighterOriginally reported in The Digital Reader (TDR), Amazon has begun a new publishing program that “is so new that it doesn’t yet have a launch day, URL, or even a name” (TDR).

Crowdsourcing isn’t a new idea. According to Daily Crowdsource, “The principle of crowdsourcing is that more heads are better than one. By canvassing a large crowd of people for ideas, skills, or participation, the quality of content and idea generation will be superior.” In theory, Amazon’s new venture would engage readers and reviewers to make the decision on what would be published from a pool of submissions.

27385-v1-197x.PNGDifferent from Kindle Direct and Amazon Publishing, this program is tapping into something altogether new. Do you think this program will be successful? By drawing readers into the decision of publishing, will Amazon bring itself more support? Is there enough reader interest to fuel this venture? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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