Posts Tagged: crowdfunding
Rumpus contributor and BFF Antonia Crane has written an episode for Driven—a web series created by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott—called “Poppy,” that is centered on authentic representation of sex work. Antonia writes,
This episode is our dream episode because it accurately reflects a sex worker’s story of intimacy and the possibility of contentment with a diverse, trans and queer cast and crew.
The Guardian looks at how an Australian feminist bookstore took on MRA trolls.
Two Dollar Radio, a Columbus-based independent publisher, plans to open a bookstore.
A community bookstore in Amman, Jordan that charged a pay-what-you-can fee for books nearly went bankrupt, but was saved by crowdfunding from around the world....more
There’s no denying that crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have brought resources to artists and causes that wouldn’t have found support a decade ago. However, according to Emma Hoffman at WIRED, a dark side is emerging. Everything—from academic research projects, to elementary school classes, to parks and recreation departments—is seen as crowdfundable, meaning that institutions now have an excuse to opt out of granting reliable support....more
From small presses to literary journals, crowdfunding has grown into a major source of money for publishing. Authors are even turning to services like Kickstarter to fund their booktours, like Sarah Gerard, author of Binary Star. Her successful campaign raised more than $9,000 for her book tour....more