With the advent of self publishing, it was clear that authors would need to become more autonomous, no longer able to rely on the expertise of publishers, especially when it came to the marketing of their works. Authors would need to hire out the skills they didn't possess, such as copy editing and book design, eventually creating a team of experts who worked together to get the author's work to market.
Abby and Kelsye met at the "Seattle Daylight Writer's Group," a Friday morning coffee shop based meetup.com group founded by Kelsye in 2008. It was at these meetups that Abby, Kelsye and several group "regulars" began discussing the needs of authors and the idea for Writer.ly was formed.
October 2nd, 2013
An Interview with Writer.ly
March 11, 2013
Media Bistro's GalleyCat
Guy Kawasaki Joins Writer.ly Startup in Seattle
February 21, 2013
Puget Sound Business Journal
ZINOgreen startup riches: from hydroponic lettuce to an iPhone microscope attachment
February 1, 2013
The Elance for publishing: Writer.ly offers marketplace for authors needing help
November 7th, 2012
Startup Spotlight: Writer.ly matches authors with book publishing experts