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Writing Costs Money: On Crowdsourcing and Stacey Jay

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Last week, there was a tempest about the young adult author Stacey Jay who started a Kickstarter project for her new young adult book. Traditionally published, her publisher wouldn’t take on the next book in the series and she looked to Kickstarter to fund the process of writing the next book. Her mistake (many claim) is asking for living expenses. ... Read More »

Amazon Releases Details on New Crowdsourcing Platform

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Details have been revealed about Amazon’s new crowdsourcing platform. It’s for romance, mystery & thriller, and science fiction & fantasy books. From their email: Thanks for subscribing to receive updates on Amazon’s new publishing program! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be opening for submissions in a couple weeks. We’ll be welcoming submissions for English-language books in Romance, Mystery & ... Read More »

Crowdsourcing Sites for Authors: The Complete List


Crowdsourcing may be how most books are published in the future. Forget advances from publishers – it’s another avenue that makes going it alone much easier, because you’re not really going it alone at all. The process is simple: create a project, add some incentives (signed copy, marriage, etc.) and you can get a book fully funded – pay for ... Read More »

Kickstarting My Book: Why I Chose to Crowdsource


The Story I had a problem.  After several months of work, I was finally ready to publish the second edition of my novel, A Life Transparent.  The details were in place, the cover design tweaked, the revisions made.  All of this was set up for a re-release in anticipation of the book’s sequel early next year. I picked CreateSpace as ... Read More »