Tagged: publishing

Kickstarter-Supported The Creative Independent to Officially Launch September 2016

On Tuesday, Kickstarter-supported The Creative Independent officially announced itself as it preps for its September launch. The company is described as a “growing” archive of the creative processes and is on a mission to help bring creative projects to life. The Creative Independent team revealed… Read More

Kickstarter Reports: $100M Has Been Pledged to Publishing Projects

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter announced on Tuesday $100 million had been pledged to publishing projects since its debut in 2009. The  website confirmed: “Since we launched seven years ago, authors, publishers, book shops, poets, podcasters, and more have brought their creative projects to life with the… 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

‘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

Journalism Crowdfunding Site Contributoria Shuts Down

Contributoria, a site designed to crowdfund journalism projects, is shutting down. According to the front page of the site the final issue will be on September 1st and the site will become an archive beginning October 1st. Contributoria was a venture of the Guardian Group… Read More

Creators of Kickstarter Alum Yooka-Laylee Joins Forces With Publisher Team17; Doesn’t Receive Anymore Funding

On Thursday, Playtonic Games, the creators of the Kickstarter success Yooka-Laylee, announced it has teamed up with Team17 to publish the highly anticipated video game. Yooka-Laylee is an all-new 3D platforming adventure for consoles and PC. During its run on the crowdfunding giant’s platform, the video game successfully… Read More

Inkshares Forms Partnerships With Indie Booksellers to Compete Against Amazon

On Thursday, start-up crowdfunded book publisher, Inkshares, announced that Seattle-based publisher Ada’s Technical Books became the first independent bookstore to sign on for its imprint program, Collection. During an interview with Publisher Weekly, Matt Kaye, VP of marketing and operations and former produt manager at Amazon,… Read More

Online Publisher Little Fiction|Big Truths Launches New Collection on Inkshares

Little Fiction | Big Truths, an online publisher of short fiction and narrative non-fiction, announced the launch of a Collection on Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, to publish their forthcoming anthologies: Nomfiction, a non-fiction anthology about food, and a music anthology, featuring both fiction… Read More

San Francisco’s Publishing Firm McSweeney’s Seeks $150,000 on Kickstarter For Upcoming Projects

McSweeney’s, a San Francisco-based publishing house, launched a Kickstarter campaign on Monday seeking to raise $150,000 for its new projects. The company is looking to use the funds for the following: Summer Issue for The Believer Quarter Issue of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern Support for humor website,… Read More

FicShelf is New Platform to Crowdfund Authors

FicShelf has launched a new crowdfunding platform to help authors finance the editing, design and publishing of their books. The new site hopes to assist authors to make a living from their talent, and through connecting independent authors with editors, proofreaders and designers. Authors can then fundraise via… Read More

Inkshares Announces Partnership With Sci-Fi/Fantasy Podcast The Sword & Laser For New Feature

Crowdfunded Book Publisher Launches “Collections” Feature with Science Fiction/Fantasy Publishing Contest Inkshares, a start-up crowdfunded book publisher, announced today a partnership with The Sword & Laser, an award-winning science fiction and fantasy podcast and community, to launch a feature called “Collections”—allowing third parties to run… Read More

GameSim Set to Develop & Publish Kickstarter-Success Tiny Epic Kingdoms’ Mobile Game

Orlando based video game and simulation company, GameSim, is developing and publishing a mobile version of the successful Kickstarter project by Gamelyn Games, Tiny Epic Kingdoms. In Tiny Epic Kingdoms, a turn-based fantasy game, each player starts with a faction and a small territory. Throughout… Read More

For Kickstarter, February is the Month of (Literary) Love: Crowdfunding Platform Hosts Event Series on Publishing and Journalism

Looking to perfect your prose in heartfelt notes tied to long-stemmed roses and boxes of chocolate for a certain, upcoming heart-shaped holiday? Kickstarter is celebrating the literary spirit of Valentine’s Day. Throughout February, the crowdfunding platform will host a series of events celebrating publishing and journalism,… Read More

The Ventured Life Crowdfunds for its Season-Based Online Magazine: Covers Innovation Generation

The Ventured Life Co-Founder Tim Drager explains his team’s project, “The aim is to publish one medium-form article per week for 12 weeks in a TV-season style format. With each issue or episode, we will also publish side-content in the form of Q&As with the writers… Read More

Feminist Times Announces Its Closing After Crowdfunding Membership Fails

Founder and editor of Feminist Times, Charlotte Raven, announced on Monday (July 14) that the UK-based online publication would be closing its doors at the end of this week. This announcement comes just after its crowdfunding efforts fell short. Raven wrote in the website’s blog;… 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

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

Bizarre Indiegogo Campaign Continues As Creator Asks Backers Not To Pledge

“I screwed up. I take full responsibility, and it is all my fault.” Not the most inspiring pitch for an Indiegogo campaign for Norilana Books. The company is behind on royalty payments to authors, and the story behind it is really quite sad. From the campaign… Read More

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