So a while back the company that I freelance for (and I) started a project to create a Mobile app for kids and adults to get people into 1) reading more and 2) helping them read without having to exhaust themselves over having to be perfect (for the individuals who have a hard time reading). We have thus finished most of out programming, and are now in the story writing phase.
The style we chose for this app is Choose your own path stories. an example would be.
You find yourself walking down a dark and deserted path. No lights can be seen but the muffled sounds of water dripping from somewhere in the hallway lets you know you're somewhere underground. Feeling your way through the dark, you come across something large and wooden. Feeling lower you grasp what appears to be a knob. Do you...
Push and pull, maybe it's a door...
Leave it alone, it could be a trap...
Continue on down the hallway, there's bound to be light in this place somewhere...
(and then you pick one and it takes you to another portion of the story.)
This is only scratching the surface of what we plan to accomplish, but here's the point. We are looking for writers who could like to make a long story for us. The plan is:
Author creates a short story (that should encompass the first and second chapters), then they create additional chapters to go along with the first two. Those additional chapters will be sold at $2.99 USD for basic chapters (as presented above) and $4.99 USD for more interactive additional chapters (ability to pick things up [like D&D] and store them in your pack. ex: keys, weapons, etc. to use later on in the story.)
We as the ones who are hosting the app, and renting the servers, and paying artist will get $1.99 (out of $2.99) and $2.99(out of $4.99), which we ourselves will probably only get .25c after paying for everything else. While you as the Author will get the $1.00 and $2.00 from the purchases. example:
If 300 people buy the basic package of your story you will get $300 via PayPal.
If 300 people buy the interactive package of your story you will get $600 via PayPal.
Comparatively out of the 300 people who bought you're extra chapters, if we only get .25c we would only get $75 out of the deal; so this works in your favor.
You can make the stories as long or as short as you wish. and the reading material on each page (as presented in the example above) does not have to be long either.
So I am first coming to you, my guild members and role-players alike; would you like to be one of our authors. Think of it this way: If you are looking to get your name out there in the novel world, but you don't want to have to go through some big name expensive publicist, then this is a great way to start your journey. The more people who read you, the more those publicist will want to sponsor your work. So then, not only is this a learning experience for Children and Adults, but is also a stepping stone for you writers as well. To top all that off, you will get Paid, as though you were selling your books in a store somewhere. A real Win-Win situation. If you are interested, please let me know via a Private Message on the website, or by my home email firstname.lastname@example.org