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Crowdfunding Platform for Authors “Pubslush” Adds Community Feature

Pubslush Launches Enhanced Community Management for Publishers, Industry Professionals. This week Pubslush co-founders, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, have announced the addition of a new community feature to their crowdfunding platform.  The crowdfunding platform that allows authors to host their literary projects, will now allow Publishers,… Read More

Self-publishing “No Longer A Dirty Word Thanks To Crowdfunding”

I didn’t want to be a self-published author. Self published authors are nebbishy zeroes, secure in their own self-regard, quixotic in their efforts, shameless in their self-promotion. They are shambling ghosts of anger and resentment, ignored by the establishment and unappreciated by their peers. One… Read More

#Crowdfunding News Roundup: December 9, 2013

Quartz | 2014 is the year of the internet of things—no, seriously, we mean it this time The “Internet of Things” movement is alive and growing and Quartz predicts that things will really take off in 2014. Of course, crowdfunding stands to be front and center… Read More

Happy Halloween! Here Are Some Creepy Crowdfunding Campaigns

In recognition of the spooky season where Halloween fans everywhere hit the costume parties and watch scary (and often times campy) films we are sharing some crowdfunding campaigns which are raising funds now.  Films, music, books and more.  Check them out below and if you… Read More

Pubslush Crowdfunds Books, Partners with Indie Publishers

Pubslush is a niche crowdfunding platform which aims to disrupt the book publishing industry.  At least partly spawned from the fact that so many promising authors slave away in obscurity, struggling to be found, the company founders realized there must be a better, more efficient… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: AppSeed, The People of Kickstarter & Burma in Transition

The People of Kickstarter is a book about some of the most successful crowdfunding projects to have raised funds on the platform since their inception.  The Author, Andrew Gale from Anaheim, Calfornia, is right.  The world has changed for the better.  Crowdfunding is delivering a new… Read More

Wattpad Launches Crowdfunding Service For Writers, Authors

Wattpad is a company that provides users of their app with millions of free stories to read via mobile devices and tablets. They have just announced the addition of a crowdfunding service that will allow authors to ask the crowd to fund future works. The… Read More

HarperCollins Files DMCA Notice, Kickstarter Pulls ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Sequel

HarperCollins, who publishes Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, has filed a notice under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. That has forced Kickstarter to pull a project that aimed to bring an unlicensed sequel of the book to backers. Geoffery O. Todd and Rich Berner had… Read More

Kickstarter For Dummies Hits Shelves

This week the folks behind the For Dummies® series of self help and reference books announced a new title focusing on crowdfunding site Kickstarter. From the press release… Today, the world’s bestselling reference series, For Dummies® announces Kickstarter For Dummies (Wiley, 978-1-118-50543-4, May 2013, US… Read More

10 Tips to Survive Kickstarting Your Book

If you’re doing it right, it’s the toughest job you’ll ever take on. You’ll feel anxious, elated, irritated, grateful, frustrated, righteous and exhausted. You’ll spend double shifts at the computer, Facebooking, Tweeting, sending out news releases and answering backer’s queries. There will be hair pulling,… Read More

Self Publishing Through Indiegogo

Mike Har­ris is tak­ing the route cho­sen by many authors through­out his­tory — by try­ing to make his Grandfather’s nov­els a self-publishing suc­cess. Are you ready to take a chance on an unknown author, and help make it hap­pen for him? Self-publishing feels like a rel­a­tively… Read More

Crowdfunding Nervousness

Earlier this week, I launched a project on the crowd funding platform, Kickstarter. I’ve never done anything like it before, so I was understandably nervous. Crowd funding means that the online community financially support a project to get it up and running. If I don’t… Read More

Crowdfunding Novels Possible Through Authr.com

Despite Congressional laws putting crowdfunding on hold and making normally fruitful investment decisions easy, other methods to obtain much needed funds for projects – like writing books – has taken an interesting turn with recent launches of fundraising sites geared towards allowing anyone with authorship prowess to… Read More

Join The Crowdfunding Revolution to Start Your Business

Are VCs outdated? And is a bank loan really necessary for many businesses to start? Given the rise of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and other online funding platforms, one begins to wonder what shifts await traditional sources of business financing.  Kevin Lawton and Dan Morom, authors of… Read More

Crowdfunding Kickstarts Book Projects

To be or not to be? Thanks to Ryan North, Shakespeare lovers of all ages will soon be able to take charge of Hamlet’s debate with himself. North, a Canadian writer and creator of Dinosaur Comics, has created a “choosable-path book” based on Hamlet, in… Read More

5000 Euros in 5 days for a book on “Culture as Software”

(Staff Translation) The journalist Dirk von Gehlen was able to find 200 investors for a book project on “Culture as Software”. Together they paid within 5 days the target amount of 5000 Euros, now the project is featured on the crowdfunding platform Startnext with over 6000 Euros. Dirk von… Read More

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