I first heard about Snippet books a couple of months ago via Twitter. I learned about it via a tweet by Pat Flynn. I was instantly curious so went to visit thesnippetapp.com to learn more. The Snippet site is divided into two parts; one for readers and one for writers. Both provide insight into what a Snippet is all about from each perspective.
FOR THE READER
A Snippet refers to a new type of book format. Each book is designed to be short and engaging. While the author can have unlimited chapters, each one is limited to 1,000 words max.
This makes for a very quick read. It also “forces” the author to be concise with the knowledge they wish to impart in each chapter. In this world where people are used to digesting their news and information in, well Snippets, this format is perfect for everyone.
In addition to being short and to the point, Snippet allows the reader to engage with the author in new ways by adding media and social tools such as videos, photos, and direct connection to social media.
The book I read, Let Go by Pat Flynn, provided an official hashtag to use on Twitter. These unique features really help to separate a Snippet book from a regular book and serves to enhance the reader’s experience.
A quick note for those of you with an iPad. Please make sure the side switch is unlocked before viewing the videos. As a default, this switch is set to Mute your iPad, as I found out trying to watch the videos. Don’t commit #userfail like I did.
FOR THE WRITER
Snippet offers a new and affordable way for writers to get their content out to their audience. I argue it also offers something not mentioned on their site directly but instead implied; the chance for anyone to become an author.
If you have ever dreamed of writing a book but did not know where to start, or started one and found the process cumbersome or daunting, then Snippet is exactly what you need.
For $99, Snippet provides authors with the use of its writing and publishing services. Imagine being able to publish and then monetize your work with ease and for only $99 to get started!
Authors are allowed to choose their sales price ($0.99 – $4.99) and when ready they simply hit Publish in the Snippet writing dashboard. I have not yet requested an invite to become a content provider but I hope to at some point in the future.
If you, however, are at that point now and time or money has held you back, you owe it to yourself to take a look at Snippet as a potential platform for your content.
As mentioned above, I am not a current content provider for Snippet (although this platform gives me hope of being able to write a book one day) so I do not know the details of every requirement.
I can tell you, however, that as a reader I am excited about this writing platform and hope that others try it out as well. I highly recommend you start your Snippet journey with Pat Flynn’s book Let Go.
Interested? Visit the official website at thesnippetapp.com or I dare you to take action and start using Snippet today with these three easy steps.
1.) Download the App – HERE
2.) Select a book
3.) Start your new reading experience.
Have you tried the Snippet platform? I would love to hear your thoughts. Leave your comments below.