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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Walter Isaacson is crowdsourcing the editing of some entries for his new history of innovators. Could this be become common practice?
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.’
At the 7x20x21 panel at BEA yesterday, speakers focused on themes of entrepreneurism, crowdsourcing/crowdfunding, cats (or sheep), and, of course, sexual deviation.
Crowdsourcing content and crowdfunding publications has developed from simple Kickstarter campaigns to much more complicated projects. Here’s a look at the evolving phenomenon.
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.
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.
Crowdscribed’s evolution of crowdfunded publishing asks people to subscribe rather than donate to a book, a model once popular in the 18th century.
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.
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.