The PubLaunch Supplier Series: The Jam Press

We’re starting off our first regular blog post on the new site with what we think will be the start of a new series: featuring our suppliers. First up is The Jam Press. They’re a small hybrid publisher in Toronto that focuses on creating beautiful high quality books for authors who aren’t interested in the traditional publishing route. Their first book - Conversations for Two, written by the founder of The Jam Press herself, Jacqueline Markowitz - is out now and available in online bookstores and (for Toronto locals) Type Books. Here’s our Q&A with Jacqueline.

Our Beta Launch

Last Monday, we very quietly launched the first part of PubLaunch's beta site -- just the core function, the crowdfunding. Since then, we've been tweaking, and will continue to do so. If you find a bug, please let us know. (Yes, we know "See All" shows you far from "all." Please let us know if you spot more of that kind of thing.)

The next part we'll roll out is the "Marketplace" -- the bit that helps writers find editors, designers, marketing people, and so on, for their publishing projects. You can register for that already, but there's no rush. That won't launch until April or even May. We want to make sure it works properly before letting the world see it.

Anyway, the crowdfunding part is live and works smoothly. Our first eight campaigns are up and running -- one is even at 70% of its target.