Do you have a book in you? The New York Times recently reported that more than 80 percent of people in a recent survey believed they had a great story worthy of publication. Now, with a free app distribution channel like appcatch.com, would-be authors, along with established self-publishers are promoting their work through the mobile marketplace.
Self-publishing is thriving like never before and the opportunity to promote the work through a state of the art mobile app may be just the impetus a writer needs to finish off their manuscript.
Appcatch has helped promote the work of Chicago based author Marcus Parker who has released his app Motivational Book on the burgeoning new app market.
Parker has released two books which have enhanced his reputation in West Texas as one of the leading motivational speakers in the region. His debut "The Product" a guide for young people to overcome adversity and follow their dreams was a regional best seller. Parker looks to expand upon that success by making that work, along with the follow up "The Final Product" available on both iPhone and Android platforms.
The app gives users an opportunity to sample Parker's work, read excerpts from the book, and make a purchase. Those interested in having Parker appear at their school, church, or corporate outing, can book the speaker through the app.
According to appcatch.com founder Scott Hirsch, Parker's vision is exactly what platforms like appcatch.com and the DIY app builder appsbar were designed to facilitate.
"We want to build a publishing community based on the input of the author and it's our mission to give them value in every way we can without ever taking from them," said company founder Scott Hirsch. "We want to build something very big and special with this service and entertainment and publishing is going to be a big part of it."
According to Hirsch, the service is a perfect complement to social sites like Facebook.
"We empower the authors to have their social network pages featured in their apps and you can promote your app via any social network," he said. "There is lots of synergy between this site and the major social network that authors and other artists utilize."
Appcatch was launched in June of 2012 and initially served as free app market for users of the DIY app builder appsbar.com before expanding to include all app developers who wish to see their apps in the world-wide distribution channel. By making appcatch open to all app developers and app lovers, the company has furthered its goal of truly democratizing the app building and app user experience.
If you are looking to enhance the power of your smartphone, load it with some apps from appcatch.com. Join now and start downloading your favorite apps or uploading the apps you've developed and immediately share them with your social networks. Do you have an app idea but not sure how to get it from the idea stage to completion? Use the free app builder at appsbar.com and upon completion your app will automatically be included in the dynamic new appcatch marketplace.