*+-Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.
*+-In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.
*+-American author R.J. Huenke discusses his efforts to publish his new novel Cyberwar through Spanish self-publishing crowd-sourcing service Pentian.
*+-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.
*+-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.