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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Marketplace for Writers and Publishers to Connect

Contently, a new startup company, is a site that allows writers to upload their profile(s) of work or other accomplishments that reflect their brand; AND also allows publishers to join (after vetting) ... in essence establishing an open marketplace that is a great place to manage writing careers and publishing operations (resources and content management).

These details are provided by  on Mashable.com:     

Contently Provides An Open Marketplace for Writers and Publishers To Connect

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Name: Contently

Quick Pitch: Contently is an open marketplace for writers and publishers.

Genius Idea: Empowering and connecting quality writers and brands.

It’s not uncommon to hear of writers, journalists and publishers hitting roadblocks in their careers.

There are the writers and journalists who find it nearly impossible to search for, yet alone land exceptional freelance opportunities. Then there are the publishers who are faced with countless requests from writers, making it difficult to select the most experienced or distinguished journalists in the bunch.

That’s why three startup entrepreneurs founded Contently, a website geared toward empowering and connecting quality writers and brands.

“We realized that there is an inefficiency in freelance writing because writers have to spend a lot of time hassling after editors and work,” said Shane Snow, one of the three co-founders of Contently. “As the world moves increasingly towards freelance, we wanted to build a marketplace for freelancers and to allow publishers to become more efficient.”

After starting off as an open marketplace for writers and publishers in 2010, Contently gradually evolved into a platform for journalists to manage their freelance careers and for publishers to obtain access to millions of the world’s top writers in their industry.

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