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Ton Lew Lepsnaci
04-22-2012, 03:47 PM
I found a book by Unbound for sale in Waterstones and was intruiged by their publishing model (http://unbound.co.uk/). They seem to merge "traditional publishing" with online-commitment-to-the-book-gauging (in terms of hard cash pre-commitment by readers). It piqued my interest. Are there other such models emerging? Perhaps this has been discussed before.

jjdebenedictis
04-22-2012, 07:46 PM
Some authors have done Kickstarter campaigns to get an "advance" from their fans so they can afford to write and put out a book without the support of a publisher. That's a similar idea, isn't it?

Filigree
04-22-2012, 07:56 PM
I know a group of seasoned fantasy and sf writers who are doing this with an anthology called 'Tales of the Emerald Serpent'"

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/563681582/tales-of-the-emerald-serpent-shared-world-mosaic-a

It will be interesting to see how things work out.

benbradley
04-22-2012, 08:44 PM
I don't know anything about unbound other than what I just saw on the website, but Kickstarter appears to be becoming the go-to place for any type of crowdsourcing funding of just about any type of project. I've seen a couple of sites that do this for musical acts, sellaband.com and akamusic.com, but there are musical acts on Kickstarter and I suspect Kickstarter has a better reputation, better promotion, and people are more successful on Kickstarter than on area-specific crowdfunding sites. I could be wrong, but it seems like all the online talk is about Kickstarter and the projects on it.