The Guardian newspaper in the UK had a story this week about a man who raised $1 million to fund production of his book through Kickstarter, a “crowdfunding website”. Others have financed publishing ventures through similar means. Could it work for you? Maybe. Let’s have a look at what happened.
Opportunities in traditional publishing
While I’m a champion of quality self-publishing, sometimes a trade publisher is the right way to go for a particular project. And this week I have seen two excellent and rare opportunities for authors to get their work before some of the best in the business. One is a a major literary agent who is […]
Is it still worth writing a book?
If you spend too long on the internet, you might start to think books are dead. But one of the strange things that is still true, even in this world of iPads and ebooks and endless blogging, is that a book gives its writer credibility.
The future of the local bookstore
The publishing and bookselling industries have been in uproar in recent years thanks to the growth of e-books, print-on-demand technology, and online bookstores, along with other factors. Is there any future for bricks-and-mortar bookstores? Or are we just going to see more and more closures?