In Japan, a new content distribution platform for amateur authors



Some of our readers may recall when we told you about Tokyo-based company ‘Piece of Cake’ which provides an online content platform that eases consumer payment and publisher monetization. Inspired by US-based Medium, the company has unveiled another content platform today called ‘Note’.

Unlike their previous offering which featured content by novelists or artists, this new platform is intended for amateur content producers, allowing them to publish bits of content such as short messages, pictures, illustrations, text, sounds, and movies. On the platform, you can interact with other users, ‘like’ your favorite works, or follow other user timelines. The platform will also recommend content you might be interested in.

Creators can charge readers on an episodic basis, buy an entire series, or provide a teaser prior to purchase. The platform takes a 10% commission fee of your sales excluding a 5% payment handling charge.

Via TechCrunch Japan