JukePop Hits Kickstarter for Funding

JukePop, an ebook platform that provides book discovery for self-published authors by offering libraries and traditional publishers the ability to identify popular indie works, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pandemic-hit Brontë Parsonage seeks to raise funds

The future of the Brontë Parsonage Museum is at risk following an estimated loss of £500,000 during lockdown, the Brontë Society has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Frances Lincoln signs Kickstarter-funded body positivity guide

Frances Lincoln Children’s Books has picked up an empowering body positivity guide for girls by Australian student Jessica Sanders, initially funded through Kickstarter. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-05 03:37:10 UTC ]
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Kit de Waal's Common People hits crowd-funding target

Kit de Waal's anthology Common People, providing a platform for new working class writers, is now fully crowd-funded for publication with Unbound.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Kickstarter Hits $100 Million Mark for Publishing Projects

Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has raised over $100 million for publishing projects, $21 million of which was raised last year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Black Comics Creators Fund Diversity on Kickstarter

African-American self-publishers are using Kickstarter to meet the demand for comics with diverse stories and characters. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Finland’s Kickstarter Hit Is a Children’s Chart-Topper in Japan

'Programming is a mean of self-expression, just like Lego and crayons,' according to Finland's Linda Liukas on her international children's book hit, 'Hello Ruby.' The post Finland’s Kickstarter Hit Is a Children’s Chart-Topper in Japan appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Kickstarter Hits a Publishing Milestone

Since it launched in 2009, the crowdfunding platform has recorded more than $100 million in pledges to general-publishing projects. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Funding shortfalls could hit textbook spend, teachers say

New research from the Publishers Assocation has exposed the "tough" financial choices facing headteachers, with a fifth of primary and almost a quarter of secondary headteachers in England anticipating "significant funding shortalls" over the next three years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E L James helps raise funds for flood-hit cricket club

Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James is helping to raise funds for a flood-hit cricket club, that has "literally disappeared under the same deluge" as flooded bookshop Book Case, in Hebden Bridge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Julian Gough funds writing trip on Kickstarter

Author Julian Gough is using Kickstarter to part-fund a writing research trip to Las Vegas. The... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Kickstarter Drive to Fund AEON and ‘Black Jack’

The comics character Aaron Day, better known as Black Jack, is an African American adventurer created by comics writer, playwright and educator Alex Simmons. A Kickstarter campaign has been started to support Black Jack and the launch of AEON, a new online gaming, comics and animation platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The head of Facebook in Australia has urged the government to make changes to laws designed to force digital platforms to pay media companies for content. Continue reading at Stuff

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Bookstat chart: Quinn's Bridgerton hits multiply

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Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

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Amazon Hit with E-book Price Fixing Suit

The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has filed a class action against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to eliminate price competition from the e-book market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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December lockdown hits Germany's annual sales

The German book market ended 2020 down by 2.3% across all channels in value and 5.3% in volume. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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France's bookshops report 3.3% sales dip in Covid-hit 2020

France's bricks-and-mortar booksellers have reported a year-on-year fall in sales of only 3.3% in 2020, despite a total of three months closure across two lockdowns, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blackwell's drops click and collect in almost all stores as lockdown hits

Blackwell's is the latest bookseller to announce it has closed its stores during the new lockdown and will not be offering click and collect, with the exception of its Oxford branch. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Angry Robot picks up Pratt's Kickstarter novella collection

Angry Robot has acquired its first novella collection from Hugo Award-winning American author Tim Pratt after seeing the author's Kickstarter campaign for the project.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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