Briefly Noted | Is Crowdfunding the Future of Book Publishing? | The Utopianist – Think Bigger
That’s the idea behind Unbound, a new site from the U.K. that allows donors to pledge cash to authors in exchange for things like signed hard copies of the book, goodie bags and invites to the launch party. You can even choose to fund the entire project, in which case you get … I don’t know, say, a back massage and a chicken dinner. The point is, you’re directly involved in the process. And just like Kickstarter, if the book doesn’t reach its targeted goal, your donation is refunded to you.