The service is called Lumi, and the premise is simple. Sign up with a name and an email address, pick some genres, and Lumi will send you out a short story every month. The stories are all hand-picked from dozens of submissions, run through a trained editor and delivered digitally in pretty much any format you could possibly need. It’s less than three dollars a month and a great way to get exposed to a bunch of cool and interesting new authors and stories, and of course no obligation – you can cancel at any time.
For authors, it’s a great way to get your name out, and make some money in the process. Lumi pays its authors generously, and doesn’t hold exclusivity for long, so you don’t even lose the stories they publish in the process. The submission and editing processes are friendly and painless, and you’ve got nothing to lose, so why not send them a story or two?
It’s probably worth pointing out at this point that I have no personal stake in Lumi. I don’t own any part of it, or stand to profit from it. But I helped build it, and I’ve got a couple of stories in the pipeline, and I’m a subscriber, and I really believe in the service. And you should too!
If you’re at all curious, Lumi is officially launching today, and you could do worse with your time than to head over to readlumi.com and check it out.