Bibliomotion, an indie startup that focuses on business and parenting titles, has teamed with Exploros, an educational technology developer, to launch, a learning platform that allows authors to turn their books into educational courses. The site is launching with 13 “gurus” and plans to offer more than 100 courses by the end of the year.

Jill Friedlander, co-founder and president of Bibliomotion said “the courses are seen as part of an overall content portfolio that we help authors develop. It gives participants access to our author experts in a collaborative and intimate setting.”

The site is launching with 13 Bibliomotion authors—among them business authors Dick Cross and Rose Fass and parenting author Michelle Icard—but plans to add non-Bibliomotion authors.

Yoel Givol, COO of Exploros, said "We're excited to merge the power of the Exploros collaborative learning platform with the 30gurus authors. We think the partnership represents a new way of scaling the expert, and making quality learning experiences available any time, any place."

Bibliomotion co-founder and publisher Erika Heilman, said “We immediately saw the value of the technology for our content—the world of professional and personal development. The beauty of 30gurus is that it leverages both lecture-style instruction in the form of video and text content along with peer-to-peer interaction. And it’s all done ‘within the experience’ housed in a mobile app,