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Specializing in "compelling works of original fiction and nonfiction," Byliner offers an outlet for longform journalists and a model for the growing e-publishing industry.


Byliner specializes in compelling works of original fiction and nonfiction, specifically written to be read in two hours or less. These quick-read stories range between 5,000 and 30,000 words, and are available on phone, tablet, or computer as part of the Byliner Plus subscription service. Our Byliner Originals can also be purchased individually at digital bookstores such as Amazon, Apple’s iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Google Play.

We’ve published more than two dozen bestsellers, including the first quick-read e-book to reach No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. Byliner also partners with premier publications such as Esquire, McSweeney’s, New York, and others on e-book projects.

In addition to commissioning original work, Byliner’s acclaimed editors collect and curate a rich library of more than 20,000 fiction and nonfiction stories by the world’s best writers.” Source: Byliner

Started by two veterans of the conventional publishing business — [co-founder Mark] Bryant’s longtime colleague John Tayman is an award-winning editor and writer, and author of the 2006 bestseller The Colony — and Internet business specialist Ted Barnett, Byliner only became feasible in the last two years, with the astronomical rise in popularity of relatively inexpensive e-reading devices.

‘Despairing of the opportunities in print for writers of long-form narrative non-fiction — because of the advertising drain in the magazine business and less available print space — we started Byliner as a curated archive of the kind of writing we love,’ Bryant said.” Source: Greg Quill, The Toronto Star

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