Change Is Coming to ThirdScribe

Starting today, March 27th, we will be temporarily closing our doors to new members while we complete some adjustments to our system and policies.

For the last year we have provided a powerful web platform for authors, a complete suite of tools for authors to reach out to both find and connect with readers. During this time, we’ve been paying very close attention to how it’s used, by who, and for what purpose. That provided a lot of interesting insights for us into how authors do what they do. Both the successful and the unsuccessful.

As a result of this, we came to a powerful, but irrefutable conclusion about the features and services our members found most valuable. It was not the one we expected to reach, but the data is clearly there. As a result of that, we are making four profound changes to ThirdScribe’s current policies.

First, we are demolishing the three tier system for authors and reducing that to a single paying tier. We will no longer have a free author tier of any kind (though we will offer a 30-day-money-back guarantee).

Second, we are raising the cost of that author tier to $54.99/month.

Third, we are placing entrance criteria for new author members.

Fourth, non-author members will have to first be invited by an author in order to join ThirdScribe.

We wrote to all of our current author members earlier this week to inform them of these changes, so they wouldn’t be surprised when this post came out. Several wrote to us with questions and comments. We’ve done our best to address them below. If you have any additional questions, please post them in the comments and we’ll address them as best we can.

Our goal with these changes is plain and simple: to provide the best service to our members. While these changes are bold, we are convinced they are the right things for all of our members, both readers and authors.

Thank you for choosing ThirdScribe.

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About Rob McClellan

Rob is the founder of ThirdScribe, a unique author services platform and social network. As a naval officer and diver, he spent a majority of his career doing a lot more than you would think with a lot less than you can imagine — a skill that has proven extremely valuable in the start-up world. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

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