TenPages.com is a website where writing talent is discovered by the public and published by well-known publishers. Aspiring writers upload at least ten pages of their manuscript. Readers decide which manuscripts are most promising by buying 5 euro shares in their favourite manuscript, in order to raise enough funds for publication. Once 2,000 shares of a manuscript are sold, the writer is contracted by one of TenPages’ partnering publishers. The book is published and sold at common retailing channels. Booksales revenues are split amongst bookstore, publisher, writer, TenPages and shareholders.
TenPages additionally has a partnership with Selexyz, one of the largest book retailers in The Netherlands, for special promotion of the TenPages publications. Book sales revenues are split amongst bookstore, publisher, writer, TenPages and shareholders. Furthermore, it offers advantages like the following:
Aspiring writers have a platform to publish their manuscript, without investments;
Readers, friends, families and booklovers can get involved, invest and share in the upside;
Publishers can publish a book, with initial costs covered by the shareholders and knowing the book already has 'ambassadors'.