News Corp-owned HarperCollins this morning put out a release about the launch of Inkpop.com, an interactive writing platform for teens.
Anyway: Inkpop is a project from HarperTeen, HarperCollins Publishers’ teen publishing unit. The platform aims to attract young readers and writers with a combination of community publishing features, user-generated content, and social networking elements.
In addition, the company has engaged a group of international HarperCollins editors and authors to function as some sort of ‘editorial board’ whose job it is to review the site’s top five monthly selections, provide teens with feedback and mentorship opportunities, while also considering their work for publication.
Susan Katz, President and Publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said: “Teens are a key consumer group with significant financial impact. Teen fiction is one of the most robust and fastest-growing categories in publishing today.”