About the Project
The Nonfiction Minute is a free daily posting of about 400 words written by some two dozen award-winning children’s nonfiction authors. Each post is accompanied by an audio file that makes the content accessible to less fluent readers. The authors are all members of iNK Think Tank where we have also established a free database where our books can be searched by topic and grade level. Since the launch in September 2014, we have averaged 1,500 page views a day and trending upwards.
The project was created with very limited funding that came from the dues the authors pay to iNK and from revenues of our Authors on Call programs. The editor, Jean Reynolds, worked pro-bono. We are currently applying for nonprofit status so that we can continue the project. We have created a full school year’s worth of Minutes and will republish them for the 2014-2015 school year so that we can create more of them.