Creatd announces its entry into Pr
- Creatd’s entry into print publishing stems from its ability to tap into a vast library of user-generated content and audience data
- First-ever print title is a fictional anthology featuring voice-over creators, slated for release in Q1 2023, with future releases to be announced
- Initiative resulting from Creatd’s ongoing commitment to investing in its community of creators and fostering new avenues for their growth.
NEW YORK, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Creatd, Inc. (Nasdaq CM: CRTD) (“Creatd” or the “Company”), a creator-focused holding company and parent company of vocal, today announced that Creatd Studios, its transmedia production arm, will bring voice creators from the digital realm to libraries, beginning with the upcoming release of a fictional anthology featuring original stories from voice creators. The book will be published in partnership with Unboundhailed as the world’s first crowdfunded publisher.
Creatd’s inaugural book will be a collection of fictional shorts, featuring the 25 winning stories from The Voice+ Fiction Award, Vocal’s recent fiction-focused challenge, which generated over 13,000 creator submissions. In addition to being included in the book, challenge winners received a $5,000 reward.
Unrelated, based at London, brings together the worlds of crowdfunding and book publishing, to create a model where readers invest in authors, and great books get published. Unbound’s platform aims to shift the balance of power in favor of creators and empowers people and communities to champion the voices that deserve to be heard.
Spearheading Creatd Studio’s print publishing efforts is Erica Wagner, the award-winning author and literary editor who leads Creatd’s curation and editorial strategy. Ms Wagner commented: “As with everything we do at Creatd, the mission of the Vocal+ Fiction Awards was to recognize and elevate the full scope of creativity that pours into Vocal every day. But we don’t stop. Our partnership with Unbound, a company that similarly uses the power of the community to champion great storytelling, is to bring more visibility and prominence to the amazing storytellers who call Vocal home. Vocal stories and find innovative ways to amplify them in the literary world and beyond.”
Commented the editor and co-founder of Unbound Jean Michinson, “Like Unbound, Creatd is about democratizing creative voices, and access to their stories. I believe platforms like Vocal represent the new frontier of literary discovery and we’re excited to partner with them to help to showcase Vocal’s unique vocals in a whole new way.” Mr. Mitchinson has decades of publishing experience; Before founding Unbound, he was the first Marketing Director of Waterstones, Britain’s leading bookseller, and held senior positions at major publishing houses Orion, Cassell and Harvill. He also co-hosts Backlistedthe award-winning book podcast.
Creatd, Inc. (Nasdaq CM: CRTD) is a creator-focused technology holding company and the parent company of the Vocal platform. Our mission is to empower creators, entrepreneurs and brands through technology and partnership. We achieve this through the four business pillars of Creatd: Creatd Labs, Creatd Partners, Creatd Ventures and Creatd Studios.
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