From ventures in subscription, crowdfunding, narrative development, and audio-first production, a quartet of speakers talks to Klopotek’s annual Publishers’ Forum about the possibilities, and some realities.
‘The need for extreme success is now a requirement rather than a boon,’ says the UK’s Jason Cooper in the run-up to Frankfurt’s conference on The Markets.
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.
The ‘new publisher’ is a creative intermediary between the author and reader, and not merely a gatekeeper
UK crowdsourced book funding project Unbound has a strong publishing pedigree and has already put several A-list books under contract. Unbound LIve, a pitch slam with Kate Mosse and Tibor Fischer is being held on Sept. 12.