Tagged: books

Let Me Read! Fintech Leaders Share Book Recommendations

During the new few weeks, readers will hopefully have some more time to not only catch up on their own reading but also time to explore some new books. Need some fintech, fiction, or non-fiction recommendations? Not sure how to explain crypto and blockchain in… Read More

What the Hell Happens Now? Crowdfunding Results in 650 Guides to Brexit for MPs

Justen Hyde, a software engineer with Emergent Design Ltd, began crowdfunding eight days ago on JustGiving to address the Brexit fallout.  His initial goal?  Raise £3,959 (approximately $5,000) within a month to send every Member of Parliament — all 650 of them — a copy of “Brexit:… Read More

Bitmap Books’ NES/Famicom Kickstarter Initiative Suspended After Nintendo Issues Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Just hours before the closing of Bitmap Books’ latest Kickstarter campaign for the new book, NES/Famicom, gaming giant Nintendo has issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against the initiative. The book was to feature written content and artwork of the video games from the Nintendo’s first… Read More

Books on Clothing: Litographs Launches Kickstarter Initiative For New Scarves & T-shirts

Last week, Litographs hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to raise funds for its scarves and t-shirt collections. The company offers up clothing and accessories that are created entirely from the text of books. While sharing details about its products, Lithographs revealed that it was started in… Read More

Round Two: UK’s Tidy Books Returns to Crowdcube to Raise An Addition £150,000

Earlier this month, London-based Tidy Books  hit crowdfunding platform Crowdcube for the second time to secure £150,000 in additional expansion funds. The company stated it designs award-winning storage products for children. It raised £3 million in sales through its website, John Lewis, Amazon, and other big name retailers. “We believe we meet… Read More

BookFuel Launches New Crowdfunding Source For Authors “FundMyBook”

BookFuel, a company that provides professional self-publishing services to aspiring authors, announces the launch of FundMyBook to help authors publish with the help of sponsorships and other support by friends and family. FundMyBook provides a viable option to any writer who may have been intimidated… Read More

Inkshares Announces New Publishing Tier: Funding Goal

This week, crowdfunded book publisher Inkshares announced two platform changes that the company believes will allow it to publish more books and grow even faster. These changes are significant, comprising a new funding goal structure and a refined credit system. The company shared: “In 2014 our funding… Read More

‘I’m Looking For Things I Love’: TechCrunch Editor John Biggs Launches Imprint On Inkshares

  To writers of fiction and nonfiction alike, TechCrunch editor John Biggs has this to say: “I’m looking for things I love.” Biggs, who has written reams on the intersection of book publishing and tech, recently launched an imprint on Inkshares called Ray Bridge Press. Ray Bridge Press is the… Read More

Booktrack Gains $5 Million During Series B Investment Round Led By COENT Venture Partners & Sparkbox Ventures

Booktrack, a technology company that enriches the eBook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient audio to eBooks, today announced it has closed a Series B investment round of $5 million with COENT Venture Partners and Sparkbox Ventures as two of the lead investors. Booktrack… Read More

William Shatner Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Publish New Book

Star Trek fans, rejoice! On Thursday (November 20th), Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, debuted his first Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 for his new book, Catch Me Up. The book introduces a fresh, modern approach to teaching seniors how to leverage their lifelong skill sets to… Read More

Author George R.R. Martin Responds to Heartfelt Letter from Devoted Fan During Prizeo Campaign

It seems no matter what, it seems fans of the hit show “Game of Thrones” are wanting the author of the book series, George R.R. Martin, to kill them in his upcoming book “The Wind of Winter.” Even young devoted watchers. Last month, Martin launched… Read More

Seth MacFarlane Will Donate Up to $1M Towards “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Campaign

Adding more excitement to LeVar Burton’s “Bring ‘Reading Rainbow’ Back for Every Child, Everywhere” crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the host of the children’s television series announced the project is getting some help from director/actor Seth MacFarlane.   According to Mr. Burton’s recent update, the “Family… Read More

Pubslush Expands Its Community and Offers Program

Crowdfunding platform Pubslush has expanded its community program and revamped its site design, boosting their value as a resource in the publishing process for all key players in the industry. The platform, previously available only for book authors, has now opened its doors to accept… Read More

Author George R.R. Martin Adds Another Character; $20,000 Campaign Donation Received

George R.R. Martin is adding yet another character to his next “A Song of Ice and Fire” book! The author kicked off a crowdfunding campaign on Prizeo to raise funds for the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe. He stated… Read More

“Reading Rainbow” Hits $1 Million Crowdfunding Goal Immediately

Just eleven hours after the launch of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, former PBS children’s series “Reading Rainbow” surpassed its initial $1,000,000 goal. LeVar Burton, who hosted the show from 1983 to 2006, decided to launch the campaign through the crowdfunding giant to bring the show… Read More

Unglue.it Launches “Thanks for Ungluing” Program

Unglue.it‘s “Thanks for Ungluing” was recently announced by the noted ebook crowdfunding platform. Unglue.it is self described as “the bookstore for books that want to be free” that rewards rights holders for making their ebooks available to the world under a creative commons license. Unglue.it now offers three… Read More

“Britain’s Next Bestseller” Crowdfunding for Books to Go Live March 28

Britain’s Next Bestseller, a crowdfunding platform for books, wants to revolutionize the way books are published.  Their simple mission – to shake up the way the publishing industry works. The platform follows the Crowdfunding model but states they do not risk the supporters’ investment. The… Read More

Crowdpublishr Wants to Fund, Publish, Distribute & Promote Books

Self-publishing options have overwhelmed prospective authors with a barrage of choices to professionally produce and market their books. Not only can publishing services be expensive and of uneven quality, recovering those publishing costs and as well as developing a committed readership can be elusive at… Read More

Award Winning Startup Abjjad Successfully Raises Equity on Eureeca

The first Arab social network for books, Abjjad, has successfully crowdfunded equity in their startup on Eureeca. The small company intended on raising $120,000 USD but surpassed that goal closing at $161,776 this past week.  The Amman, Jordan based company was funded by 43 investors… Read More

Arianna Huffington Driving Cash To DonorsChoose With New Partnership, Book Launch

DonorsChoose is quickly gaining steam in the crowdfunding space. FastCompany just named DonorsChoose to their list of the most innovative companies in 2014, and it wasn’t buried toward the bottom either. It made the top ten alongside the likes of Google and Nike. Now Huffington… Read More

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