How pure a play is crowdfunding? As Unbound’s John Mitchinson says, “We still decide” which books are taken forward. And #LBF16-goers crowded a session on it.
India’s Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver platform offers open source of children’s books and encourages users to translate, adapt and use the content for free.
In a creative use of the platform, crowdfunding publishing site Inkshares has recruited indie bookstores to publish original anthologies with the site.
Crowdsourced publisher Inkshares has launched a new tool that allows authors to find new potential readers and funders among existing Inkshares users.
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.’