Drammen, Norway -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/13/2015 -- With more than 100 different major languages around the world, readers often find language an obstacle to reading important works of literature. Current translation costs are prohibitive, so the creators of Zhontor have found a way to lower those costs and make more literature available to people throughout the world. The creators of Zhontor have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to launch this new platform and make great works of literature available throughout the world.
Zhontor provides a free writing tool that allows authors to reach their target audience through the power of native-language translation. Authors are part of a networking community that helps each of them improve and translate their work into other languages. The revenue from book sales is channeled through the program back to the people who create the literature, making it possible for authors to make a living creating good writing. "Zhontor's mission is to eradicate language barriers and make reading and writing easier and more accessible to everyone," says the creator.
The interface will be free to all users so that nothing prevents works of literature from inspiring readers around the world. Authors can write their works directly into the program using the writer's tool or upload previously written content. They can invite co-writers, editors and translators to work on their projects and pre-publish selections to provide glimpses for the community to interest them in the work. Those who want to work on translating the book into their own language can offer to do so for a share of the profits from sales. There is also a rating system to allow authors to judge the quality of the translation work of any participant.
As seen at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zhontor-how-technology-for-literature-should-be the IndieGoGo campaign offers pledge levels from $50 to $3,500 and perks including discounts on Zhontor services. For more information, see the IndieGoGo page.
Zhontor is a user interface and platform that allows authors to self-publish and find translation assistance for any written work by sharing in the profits from the sale of the book, short story, article or other piece of writing. The creators have the goal of providing a world-wide platform that allows writers to affordably translate their work into other languages and share it with the world.
Contact Person: Kent André Mortensen
Address: Drammen, Norway