SOURCE: Triond


March 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Triond Unveils Innovative Online Publishing Service; Secures $1.5 Million in Funding

Complete Publishing Service Allows Content Creators to Increase Readership, Recognition and Revenue for Published Work

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Triond, a privately held company, today officially launched its Web publishing service and announced it secured $1.5M in funding from Giza Venture Capital. Spearheaded by experts in Web software development and online revenue generation, Triond provides a complete publishing experience that helps users reach a wide audience, gain recognition, and earn revenue for their work. Users can easily submit original content -- including written articles and photographs -- for publication on relevant sites within Triond's content network.

Triond enables individuals from all walks of life, including professional writers, bloggers, hobbyists, stay-at-home workers and students among others, to publish their work on targeted, relevant sites.

Triond frees writers from many of the difficulties involved with maintaining a traditional blog, such as dealing with advertising and the constant need to drive traffic to their own site, and lets them focus on what they do best -- creating content. At the same time, the Triond service can bring content creators a larger audience than they would see with their own blogs.

"Simply stated, Triond helps you get more out of online publishing," said Shahar Solomianik, chief executive officer, Triond. "We have the expertise in online publishing and making websites profitable. We do everything required so you can focus on your creativity, which is what every writer at every level wants to do. All our users have to do is create the content and we'll do the rest."

Triond boasts a simple and straightforward revenue-generating model. Every user earns 50 percent of the advertising revenue generated from their content. Earnings begin to accumulate as soon as the content is published and users are paid on a monthly basis.

Triond's targeted approach to publishing allows content creators to increase their exposure in appropriate and relevant audiences. After a user submits content, Triond publishes it on a niche website according to the subject of the article. Triond's publishing network is diverse and covers a wide-range of topics including Sports, Business, Humor, Literature, Health & Wellness and Science.

Home to a vibrant creative community, Triond provides users with tools to connect with other members to give feedback, exchange ideas, and share work. Users can track their statistics including article views, comments, and earnings in their Triond account. Additionally, every user has a customizable Triond profile page, which shows every published item and links to its location. This feature empowers users by providing a space to build their online creative presence and a sharable portfolio. The culmination of Triond's unique features represent the next generation of blogging.

"Triond has a simple and compelling value proposition for writers and other content creators," says Ezer Soref, managing director at Giza Venture Capital. "It gives them a platform to express themselves and achieve more exposure for their work. At the same time, Triond creates a step forward in the monetization of user-generated content as content creators receive the economic value of their content, on a month-to-month basis, as an integral part of the Triond service."

About Triond

Triond is a complete online publishing service that enables writers and other content creators to publish content of any type, in any media format. Triond's Web-based service provides an easy-to-use means for users of all levels to showcase their work while increasing their readership, gaining recognition, and earning revenue for their unique content.