The ValoBox Mission
Our goal is to encourage quality content on the web by supporting those who create and promote it.
We intend to build an open, web standard platform which gives easy access to quality content to everyone, on any device.
We believe if we are to support professional content producers such as authors and publishers we need a system which co-exists with the way we browse the web.
www.completelynovel.com the UK's largest book publishing community. It is made up of a publishing centre and a readers cafe. The publishing centre means anyone can publish books using print-on-demand. The readers cafe is where readers, writers and publishers can get together to succeed.
ValoBox is a spin out project founded in the belief that the web needs premium content and those who make it professionally should be supported. By using an HTML5 super-widget books and other premium content can exist in any website and be usable on any device. We know that large upfront payments before getting to the content don't fit the way we use the web so you pay-as-you-read in very small chunks. We also know that premium content needs an ecosystem, so when you buy through ValoBox 25% of proceeds go to those who promote it. Cool eh?
Our team is the founding team behind completelynovel.com. We are all web enthusiasts and will beat you to the ground if you say apps are king and web is dead.
We all have a deep respect for each other in the team and encourage innovation and support the community creating the latest methodologies and technologies.
ValoBox was conceived by @anna_cn and @cn_oli and @orangemug joined us in December.
We're passionate about improving the web ecosystem and well connected with book publishers and the start up community.
Life at ValoBox
You'll like hacking here if you believe:
- old code bases and technologies are more annoying and clingy than your ex
- more monitors = more fun
- you can do cool shit if it wasn't for your job
- your understanding of ruby will change the world
- beer is good