Kicking Off My First Book with Kickstarter – Jonas Ressem | Guest Post

By the spring of 2019, I had received 17 rejections from the publishing industry. No literary agent wanted to consider my work, or me. I kept hearing, “It’s not the right fit.” Although this particular outcome wasn’t too surprising, as I’ve heard all about how tough the publishing industry can be, I nevertheless felt like […]

How to Get Financing to Publish Your Book – Michelle Lambert | Guest Post

Have you decided to publish a book lately? Congratulations, you are about to embark on a big journey, one that will shake you up in many ways. This is a journey that will test your talent, resilience, courage, confidence and most of all – your persistence. Why do we say this? Because irrespective of where […]

Crowdfunding Publisher Unbound Makes Four Editors Redundant

As part of a strategic reorganisation, Crowdfunding publisher Unbound is making four of its editors redundant. The news was first confirmed by commissioning editor Simon Spanton this week via his Twitter account. Spanton tweeted: So; my dream job is not to be as long a dream as I hoped. Due to cost-cutting I am one […]

PubSlush Acquired by Colborne Communications

We reported on Monday that crowdfunding platform PubSlush had announced its closure on August 23rd. Well, the platform has had an eleventh hour reprieve with news via a press release that Colborne Communications has acquired PubSlush as of August 24th. Colborne is a publishing services provider and the good news for authors is that it will ‘continue to take submissions […]

Crowdfunding Platform PubSlush Set to Close This Month

PubSlush is a global pre-publication platform that offers crowdfunding and pre-order options for authors and publishers. Founded in 2011 by mother and daughter entrepreneurs, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, PubSlush originally began as a crowdfunding publisher (think Unbound in the UK) and later developed into a platform created to connect writers with readers. Primarily it hosted a dedicated crowdfunding system much like Kickstarter, […]

Unbound Agree Joint Venture with Cornerstone

UK publisher and funding platform Unbound has agreed a joint venture with Cornerstone which will allow the Penguin Random House division distribute trade editions of Unbound titles. Unbound allows authors to pitch a book idea for consideration (fiction or non-fiction), and once a book pitch is accepted, it is presented to Unbound’s reader community for […]

Pubslush: Crowdfunding for Authors | Writer.ly Webinar

Crowdfunding for self-published authors is becoming a serious option in the past year with platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Pubslush is another platform you may not be aware of. In the below webinar Writer.ly CEO Kelsye Nelson talks to Amanda Barbara, vice-president of Pubslush.  Included in the webinar: What is crowdfunding is and how it […]

Book Country Launch Curated Kickstarter Page

Penguin Random House continues to oversee the expansion and development of Penguin Group’s self-publishing imprint and writing and reading community, Book Country. Penguin has just announced the launch of ‘a curated’ page for Book Country on Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding program. Brandi Larsen, Book Country Director, announced the news this week on the community’s blog: We wanted to give […]