This has been a very exciting week for Opodz members. Our pals at Booktrope continue to revolutionize the publishing industry and this week TechCrunch explores what makes their business model so unique and exciting. "Booktrope, part of the current class of startups at Y Combinator, is taking a different approach. On one level, Booktrope is a publisher itself, but one that allows authors to go around the gatekeepers of traditional publishing while still working with a professional team." And if you're not sure what to do with the Great American Manuscript you've just completed...Booktrope has begun taking submissions!
And if that wasn't enough excitement, member Tom Ward, Co-Founder and VP of Business Development at Gymsurfing, let us know that they had been acquired by Fitmob. Again, TechCrunch has the details, "With the acquisition of Gymsurfing, [Fitmob] will be adding day passes to its portfolio of fitness options..." A huge congratulations to him and his team!