The Wikiklesia Project

This looks interesting. The Wikiklesia Project is an ecclesial publishing experiment. They certainly talk with a lot of big words:

One goal of the Wikiklesia Project is sustainability with minimal structure. We long to see a church saturated with decentralized cooperation. The improbable notion of books that effectively publish themselves is one of many ways that can help move us closer to this global-ecclesial connectedness.

Can a publishing organization thrive without centralized leadership? Is perpetual, self-organizing book publishing possible? Can literary quality be maintained in a distributed publishing paradigm? We’ve created Wikiklesia to answer these kinds of questions.

Wikiklesia may be the world’s first self-perpetuating nomadic business model: raising money for charities – giving voice to emerging writers and artists – generating a continuous stream of new anthologies covering all manner of relevant topics. Nobody remains in control. There is no board of directors. The franchise changes hands as quickly as new projects are created.

This is what I think they are saying – they want to collect essays by Christians of about 1 to 2 thousand words in length, collect them together, and have other people buy them in paperback and downloadable form, and give any monies derived to worthwhile charities such as the not For Sale campaign.

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