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03.03.2016

CULTURAL START-UP OF THE WEEK: monBestSeller.com

Next-up on our online cultural entrepreneur series, the Forum d’Avignon would like to introduce: monBestSeller.com

What is your company’s objective?

15 % of the French population writes.

We started up monBestSeller.com to allow independent authors to freely publish their book and reveal their hidden talents.

We offer them their first readers’ committee and thus, the audience they deserve.

We give them the opportunity to have their manuscripts commented, to get objective assessment of their readership and to choose to rework their writings if they want to.

We designed monBestSeller.com as a first step to show up.

It is the 1st author–reader community. Democratic. Fair. Free for both author and readers. Here, the reader is in the center of the process.

What challenges do you face in your development?

Website visibility, which equates to author visibility, so that we can spread the word.

And there is the financial challenge of making our freemium model work, offering free access to as many as possible but paid options for those who are interested.

What does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur?

It means being an entrepreneur whose vocation is to awaken others to a cultural activity, educate them about it, foster the relevant skills, and showcase their talent for this cherished pursuit—in this case, writing and literature.

Founders: Elisabeth Lostis & Christophe Lucius

© MonBestSeller

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The web series : we’re interviewing cultural start-ups – Contact us!

As part of its web series on cultural entrepreneurship, the Forum d’Avignon is proud to present each week exciting stories on cultural start-ups.

This project is part of the Forum d’Avignon’s on-going work, in line with its 2015 agenda, on the ‘hybridization of economic models in cultural and on the manifesto on cultural entrepreneurship in creative industries (to be published soon).

To participate and promote your cultural start-up on the Forum d’Avignon’s website: please send to the address forum-avignon.org@orange.fr:

  • A photo (website/founders/logo) in HD
  • A video link presenting your project
  • A short answer (2-3 lines, in English and French) to the following three questions:

                        - What is your project/idea/start-up?

                        - What is your current challenge?

                        - For you, what does it mean to be a cultural entrepreneur