BitTorrent launched BitTorrent Bundle for publishers as a closed alpha on Tuesday. The company’s new self-service platform has eight launch partners: FADER, Cinedigm, The Collective, Topspin, Interloper Films, Gravitas Ventures, Converge Studios, and Tim Ferriss. BitTorrent’s goal is to simplify direct-to-fan distribution by automating the process of creating a media torrent, helping artists around the world find and connect with new audiences. For the past five months, BitTorrent has been helping a small group of artists, makers, labels, and studios build their own BitTorrent Bundle campaigns. Now it’s starting to give them the tool to do it themselves. Building a bundle is a five-step process: create a campaign page, add your media, set up an email gate, preview your page, and hit publish. Two weeks ago, BitTorrent revealed its Bundle collaborations have been downloaded by 18 million fans.