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Writer.ly

Writer.ly is an online marketplace where writers and publishers find the help they need to create their books and get them sold.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website writer.ly

Company Summary

Angel funded and backed by Guy Kawasaki, the Writer.ly marketplace connects writers directly with the help they need to create and sell their books. Users post biddable service requests on Writer.ly to find copy editors, designers, ebook specialists, marketers, etc. Also offer managed services. Named the number one fastest growing publishing industry startup by MatterMark and won the “Best Investment Opportunity” award from Zino Society.

Team

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    Kelsye Nelson
    CEO

    Kelsye Nelson is CEO of Writer.ly. Other roles have included Vice President of Growth and Outreach at Brown Paper Tickets and leading marketing efforts at Hedgebrook, TransACT and Headsprout. She served as a board member of the American Marketing Association, Editor-in-chief of ToteMs, a MENSA newspaper, and as teacher at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan. Highly proficient in building online tribes, over 40k people follow @Kelsye.

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    Abigail Carter
    COO

    COO of Writer.ly Author of The Alchemy of Loss: A Young Widow's Transformation. Abby was the Director of Web Management for Audible.com, a site for downloadable audiobooks based in New Jersey. Prior to working for Audible, she worked for a web production company, developing sites for Sony, Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson. In the non-profit world, Abby is on the Board of The Healing Center and Hedgebrook.

Advisors

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    GSB Law
    Lawyer
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    Self
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Founders
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    Multiple Independent Angels (Private)
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