John Battelle starts FM Publishing

John Battelle recently announced his new company named FM Publishing to act as a publisher for more authors in similar ways to his role as band manager at Boing Boing.

I plan to partner with site authors, acting as a platform which provides important services to them – revenue (in the form of advertising), back end support, and the like. In essence, FM will act as a publisher to sites which need and want a publisher.

John’s move helps validate the world of weblog authors and provide a way for authors to reach a wider audience and make some money in the process while still focusing on what they love: their writing. John, I wish you all the best and will try to help send some good people your way.