Poetry can ‘focus our attention and become a small present (in both senses of the word) in the middle of change,’ says one of the 12 poets selected for the UK’s BBC Local Radio participation in Forward Arts’ National Poetry Day 2018.
‘The Wisdom of the Crowds’ at London Book Fair
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.
Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver: Open Source Publishing for India’s Children
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.
Indie Bookstores Use Inkshares to Publish Own Anthologies
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 Mines Own Ecosystem
Crowdsourced publisher Inkshares has launched a new tool that allows authors to find new potential readers and funders among existing Inkshares users.
Can Wikipedia Influence the Developing World?
Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.
With Stephen Fry, Penguin Crowdsources Future of the Book
In opening up its new Stephen Fry book to crowdsourced remixes, Penguin hopes to catalyze an amazing, disruptive reading experience.
R.J. Huneke: Describing the Pentian Experience
American author R.J. Huenke discusses his efforts to publish his new novel Cyberwar through Spanish self-publishing crowd-sourcing service Pentian.
Is Pentian’s “Investment Model” for Books a Sure Bet?
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.
Is More Crowdsourced Editing Coming to Books?
Walter Isaacson is crowdsourcing the editing of some entries for his new history of innovators. Could this be become common practice?