Authors: Know the story of @Fiberead if you’re interested in the Chinese Market #selfpub #selfpublishing #indiepub

If you’re thinking of translating your book into Chinese this is a very enlightening post by Christine Sun.

Voices under the Sun


For those (independent) English-language authors interested in entering the Chinese Market, Fiberead is a game-changer. The Beijing-based company was founded by Runa Jiang, a graduate in journalism from Tianjin Polytechnic University who once worked for, the so-called “Wikipedia of news translation” in China. As reported by NiemanLab, all of the Chinese-language material on Yeeyan “has been translated from English sources by members of the Yeeyan community, almost always for free”.

Jiang’s expertise in crowdsourcing was crucial when she started Fiberead in 2012. Having correctly identified a strong desire among Chinese readers for fresh, diverse, original and foreign content – and perhaps an even stronger desire among international authors to enter the Chinese Market – Jiang and her small team set up Fiberead as an online facilitator for direct collaborations between foreign authors and voluntary Chinese translators. According to Bloomberg Businessweek China, as of September 2015, Fiberead has…

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10 Things that happen when you write a plot twist #writers #SundayBlogShare

All true, anyone who lives with a writer will agree, lol.



  1. Evil writer smirk. This will appear as soon as your mind says ‘plot twist’. You will raise your head from your laptop or notepad and the evil smirk will be creeping over your face.
  2. Loved ones quickly leave the room. The sight of your evil writer smirkwill make those around you feel uncomfortable and want to exit the room quickly. Even though they love and care for you there is a darker side to you which they still don’t understand.
  3. Plot twist rationale. You run through your rationale forusing a plot twist. It will energise your story whilst at the same time advancing your plot. It will be integral to the plot and the reader will understand in time why you have deceived them. You know that plot twists are dangerous writing devices and are not to be used willy-nilly.
  4. You prepare to catch the reader off guard. There…

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