If you’re ready to self-publish and/or market your book, ScoreIt!™ from Inkubate.com will help you understand how to leverage your writing style to reach your readers. 21st century tools for 21st century writers ScoreIt!™ instantly analyzes and compares your manuscript to the titles of commercially published authors and provides impartial, scientific feedback that supports your drafting and…


If you’re planning to post your manuscript on Wattpad or if you’re self-publishing at Nook Press, Fast-Pencil, Create Space, Kindle, Lulu, Xlibris, Author House, Ingram Spark or iUniverse, then ScoreIt!™ is for you. Understanding who you write like is valuable intelligence for any writer hoping to reach a growing community of readers. ScoreIt!™ enables writers,…


Bestselling novelist Tobias Wolff, slam poet Taylor Mali, journalists Eliza Griswold and Jake McAuley and celebrated children’s book author Dianna Hutts Aston came together on stage last week at St. Mark’s School of Texas to celebrate storytelling. This Tenth Annual Literary Festival, hosted by St. Mark’s students and faculty, marked the first time that a…


ScoreIt!™ is the first patented technology of its kind to objectively analyze the writing style of an author and compare it to commercially published authors so that they can see who they write like. She Confessed, Didn’t She? is a novel by T. Matt Ryan, who ran his work through ScoreIt!™ recently because, as he…


Just what is it that makes one work of literature succeed when others fail? Of course there is the writer’s unique “voice;” how they transform ideas into vivid images, feelings and sounds; the scope of their experience; and the appeal of their dialogue (and so much more!). A number of companies, including Inkubate, are exploring…


Just as Pandora matches music to the preferences of its listeners, ScoreIt!™ matches books to the preferences of readers. When readers ask booksellers to suggest their next digital download or print book purchase, they typically receive a wide range of responses. At the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, MA, for example, booksellers rely on their personal…


It’s been anything but a lazy summer here at Inkubate. We’ve been busy cataloging the experiences of writers using ScoreIt!™. It’s been gratifying to learn that the writing style analysis and marketing insights that ScoreIt!™ provides are proving to be valuable resources for both aspiring and established writers, including bestselling author, Dana Marton. Below are…


So often, getting your novel into the hands of readers is harder than writing and revising your manuscript! Most writers agree that knowing one’s audience is the first step, but how do we really know for sure which readers will want to read our writing? Up until now, marketing a book in the absence of…


ScoreIt!™, a break-through writing style analytics technology developed by Inkubate, instantly analyzes and compares a writer’s unpublished manuscript to the titles of commercially published authors. The data provided by a ScoreIt!™ analysis provides emerging and established writers with impartial, scientific feedback on their work. How does ScoreIt!™work? ScoreIt!™’s engineering combines stylometry—a field of study related to…


Of course you have your own voice as a writer, but knowing who you write like can help to determine your success as an author. That’s where ScoreIt!™ comes in. Inkubate’s ScoreIt!™ tool instantly analyzes and compares your manuscript to the titles of commercially published authors. How does ScoreIt!™ work? ScoreIt!™’s engineering leverages the cutting…


What’s most important when it comes to marketing your book? Publishing Push has some astute ideas that they share here: http://publishingpush.com/blog/book-marketing/ At the end of their post, you’ll see Publishing Push’s focus on “knowing your audience.” We agree that this is paramount to any successful book launch and/or book marketing campaign. But for new writers, knowing…


Inkubate is so pleased to be partnering with Bowker. Below is a reprint of Bowker’s press release announcing our partnership. The original version is accessible on their website by following this link. New Providence, NJ, July 20, 2016 – Inkubate, a privately held writing analytics and technology company, and Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate, have teamed…


Dave Chessen, founder of Kindlepreneur advises writers: “Sometimes, the readers you think you have actually turn out to be someone else. Knowing who they really are can be pivotal…not just in your writing, but in your marketing as well.” We agree. Thanks to ScoreIt!™, you can now impartially analyze your writing style and learn volumes…


Wattpad is a book sharing and discovery site that hosts a membership of 40 million writers and readers who engage with and comment on over 250 million individual works of writing. Wattpad’s advice to writers includes guidance on how to grow a reader fan base by regularly updating their content and how to promote their…


Whether you’re a self-published writer or are aiming to attract a traditional agent or publisher to your project, knowing who you write like can make all the difference between a successful book launch and a flop. In “Let’s Get Visible: How to get noticed and sell more books,” David Gaughran advises that the majority of…


Genre classification has become so important to the discovery of a book by retailers and readers. Our Scoreit!™ Analysis guides writers in selecting the best genre for their new titles, thus enabling them to reach the widest possible audience of readers—and fans! ScoreIt!™ first identifies the writing style of a writer by instantaneously comparing their manuscript to…


Ask any reader how they search for new books to read and most will explain that they look for works that are like their favorite authors. Bookstore owners spend most of their day helping customers select their next great read and it’s almost always based on their last one. I often will ask for titles…


This year marks Inkubate’s fifth year attending BookExpo America, except this is the first time that the conference is being held in Chicago. What a great city! Don Seitz, our CEO, will be connecting with publishing and writing professionals from across the country. He’s looking forward to sitting down with our current strategic partners, Bowker and…


How does my writing stack up to that of commercially published authors? It’s an age-old question writers ask themselves and, until now, the answer has been elusive, and often impossible to discern. Inkubate’s soon-to-be-released ScoreIt!™ application will find that answer and more. ScoreIt!™ is a brand new tool that will soon provide writers objective, instant…


Inkubate is delighted to share a guest blog by author, E. E. King One of my earliest memories is of sitting on the steps leading into my parents’ living room and listening to the authors in my dad’s writers group read aloud from their latest works. My father, Dolph Sharp, was born in 1914 in…


We’re delighted to announce that bestselling author Dianna Hutts Aston’s latest work is available for review on Inkubate. SOS: Messages of Love, Hope and Peace chronicles Aston’s adventures across America to re-discover the country that called her home from Mexico. Part One of our feature interview with Aston appears in The Huffington Post. In it,…


Consider the great literary adventures that you’ve enjoyed. Now imagine more of them. For every great book that you’ve fallen in love with, there are likely many more equally remarkable stories stowed away in writers’ drawers and awaiting revisions on writers’ shelves. And with 25 million full-time and part-time writers in America, and many millions…


Inkubate is feeling the love. Not only are writers everywhere falling for our PitchIt!™ platform, but romance writers, in particular, have recently uploaded more works to Inkubate than writers of any other genre—no doubt related to the fever of romance conferences scheduled this season. From the Buns & Roses Romance Tea in Dallas and Hot…


We are happy to report that Inkubate V2.0 went live early this month. Our platform’s newest features include bold graphics that display for writers the frequency that their work or profile has been viewed by agents, editors and publishers (AEPs). The data also tracks the number of times a title has been added to an…


It’s been several years since Patti Smith’s publication of “Just Kids,” the musician’s celebrated memoir that this year is being adapted for a limited series on Showtime. Keith Richards’ memoir, “Life,” was released the same year as Smith’s and received glowing reviews from the New York Times, The New Yorker and Slate. Now, Woodstock, NY-based…


Publishing veteran, Don Seitz, heading up Inkubate’s Business Development & Sales initiatives, shares his perspective on the value of Inkubate’s interactive platform. Stacy: What do you think are Inkubate’s most compelling opportunities for writers and publishing professionals? Don: Inkubate’s platform is equally valuable to writers and to mainstream agents, editors and publishers (AEPs) alike, since it…


Trade publishing generally remains a “two for ten’ business model, which limits the industry’s growth and its prospects for long-term profitability. Our bet is that Inkubate’s federation of writers and writing services, digital asset management and data analysis will succeed in helping to guide agents, editors and publishers to identify and market more projects projected…


We hope that you all had a safe holiday weekend and found a comforting place to read and/or write. This week, Inkubate is looking forward to hosting a series of presentations at BookExpo America (BEA) to inaugurate our soon-to-be-unveiled launch of Inkubate V2.0. BEA, as most of you know, is the leading book and author event…


This year’s London Book Fair (LBF) was truly a global success. Located in the iconic Olympia London landmark—an architectural gem on the west side of the city—Inkubate was one of 1,500 exhibitors, collectively representing 60 countries. Attendees from 114 countries flooded the halls, conference centers, galleries and pavilions, all newly designed and reappointed to support…

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