Ourboox is a start-up in closed Beta stage that will provide writers with a new, fun way to get books illustrated by readers.As a volunteer assisting the founding team, I have been invited to a few meetings.
Though things are still under wrap, I can tell you that it will provide writers with a fun way to promote their name as writers and will be ideal to publish short stories, travel logs, children stories and any short form of writing.
Their publishing platform will be entirely free!
They have just been singled out by Google who is now providing some modicum of assistance, but having Google's initial approval is a huge step so it is definitely worth signing in to be part of the open Beta scheduled for early next year.
Here is more about them http://blog.ourboox.com/2013/11/10/g...hing-platform/.
Come and sign in :-)