StoryMirror: A 'Creative Ecosystem' where Ingenious Minds can Thrive
Bibhu Datta Rout
With a mission to make a difference in the prevailing publishing industry, the online portal, StoryMirror offers a chance to unknown writers and artists to showcase their creativity and revolutionises the publishing industry by bringing transparency, protecting rights and helping the community to reach as many people as possible with ease. Bibhu Datta Rout, CEO and Co-Founder of StoryMirror says, “Today, even renowned writers don’t know how many copies of their books are sold in the market (physical books and ebooks have same story). But from StoryMirror platform readers can expect quality content, writers can
Startup journey is no bed of roses, and StoryMirror is no exception. As a budding startup in publishing sector, only few talented writers were ready to trust StoryMirror initially to share their artistic works. The firm also struggled to arrange distributors for printed books and e-commerce platforms for digital version. Less bothered about the struggles, StoryMirror carried out its efforts forward - built a strong team, made some in-house works, tied up with over thousand stores and distributors, and conveyed their thoughts to maximum people in the creative community through various mini events. Team Story Mirror’s efforts have really paid off, and today, the firm has evolved to be the World’s first ‘Creative Ecosystem’ which proudly possesses Sahitya Academy Award winning books of over 10 authors, National Best Seller books of above 12 authors and more than 150 printed books in five languages.
Devendra Vishal Jaiswal,Co-Founder
Elaborating on the unique benefits of the platform Bibhu Datta speaks, “All the content is edited-that means more than 300,000 pages of online
On their online portal, StoryMirror has 14,000 writers and 100,000 stories and poems in six languages along with over 3 million readers. In terms of revenue, the firm has been maintaining more than 20 percent growth quarter on quarter and this is one-of-its-kind Creative Ecosystem that conducts many free courses on Fiction writing, storytelling, poetry on multiple languages.“Our vision is to create ‘7 Billion People, 7 Billion Stories and One Single Platform’. Looking ahead, we have built our audio platforms, produced two short movies and we have plans to take further steps in that area along with existing product lines. Some of our upcoming products include targeting tore shape Bollywood and TV industry in future; they are innovative and we don’t have competition there,” Bibhu Datta concludes.