Browsing by topic: crowdsourcing

Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?

Pentian launched their US campaign at BEA.

With Pentian’s model for crowdsourcing books, it turns the backer into a self-interested investor. But like with any investment, one must be willing to gamble.

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Is More Crowdsourced Editing Coming to Books?

Can the crowd give your book by helping with editing?

Walter Isaacson is crowdsourcing the editing of some entries for his new history of innovators. Could this be become common practice?

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“Crowd the Book” Aims to Build Community Around Small Press Gems

Vishal Khanna is ready to fight for indie literature.

Startup Crowd the Book launched in March, is using selective, online marketing to try and ‘create a wildfire around great books published by small presses.’

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BEA’s 7x20x21: Democracy, Entrepreneurism, and Sexual Deviants

Ilan Zechory of RapGenius

At the 7x20x21 panel at BEA yesterday, speakers focused on themes of entrepreneurism, crowdsourcing/crowdfunding, cats (or sheep), and, of course, sexual deviation.

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Crowdsourcing as a Publishing Solution

Here comes the crowd to edit your book!

Crowdsourcing content and crowdfunding publications has developed from simple Kickstarter campaigns to much more complicated projects. Here’s a look at the evolving phenomenon.

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Crowdfunding a Niche Book on Two Continents Pays Off

A map of where Liz Castro has distributed copies of "What's Up with Catalonia" based on contributor recommendations.

When Liz Castro wanted to publish a book about Catalonian independence, she turned not to Kickstarter but to a Spanish crowdfunding site and to those who cared most.

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Osprey Takes Flight on Brands, Tribes, “Clonefiles” and the Crowd

Rebecca Smart

The UK’s Osprey Group is not afraid of taking risks and after several acquisitions and innovative programs under the leadership of CEO Rebecca Smart, the publisher is thriving.

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Crowdscribed.com: An 18th-Century Publishing Model for the 21st

Crowdscribed Logo

Crowdscribed’s evolution of crowdfunded publishing asks people to subscribe rather than donate to a book, a model once popular in the 18th century.

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Bookstores From NYC to Santorini Crowdsource Cash to Survive

Atlantis Books - Exterior

St. Mark’s in New York and Atlantis Books in Greece are just two of the bookstores that turned to the internet for financial salvation, in a growing trend.

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Should You Donate to Bookstores or Just Buy Books from Them?

books bookstore sign

At the end of the day, whether you commit money to save a bookstore via a crowdsourcing site or decide to buy books instead, it doesn’t matter–everybody wins.

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