An Update

Over the past few months we’ve been working hard to create our site and it’s time for us to give you an update about what’s been happening behind the scenes.

The main thing you should know is that we are currently drowning in flowcharts. Seriously. We’re all becoming flowchart experts.

The next thing is that we are still on track for opening our doors at the end of February. The plan is to open up our crowdfunding platform to a limited number of campaigns, before launching the entire site in April. We still have a number of spots available, so if you or anyone you know is planning to crowdfund a book let us know through our contact us page. We’re offering extra help to the early campaigns.

Hybrid Vs. Self-publishing: Or How Publishing a Book Is like Building a House

Once upon a time, the choices you’d face as a writer were easy. If you wanted to get published, you sent your manuscript to an agent, who would then send it to a publisher. If you were accepted, you got to be published. If you were rejected, rinse and repeat. That was about it.

How to (Actually) Promote Your Crowdfunding Campaign

It can be tough to be a writer who wants to crowdfund. Very few resources out there give you an accurate idea of how to promote your crowdfunding campaign. Most resources tend to be nothing or everything: either build a good campaign page and just wait for the dollars to roll in or try every possible strategy to make your campaign successful. The second one can leave most first-time crowdfunders hyperventilating in a corner.

Print on Demand Explained

If you’re considering publishing a manuscript through non-traditional methods (i.e. self- or hybrid- publishing), now’s a good time to understand how print on demand (POD) works. POD dominates the self-publishing industry. Without the heavy costs of traditional printing, it is often the only way for independent authors to see their work in print.