Getting Support for Your Projects

I've been researching ways regular people like me might be able to get their projects off the ground. One of these ways is via Kickstarter. The site is a funding platform where people can post their ideas for projects--anything creative involving Art, Comics, Dance, Design, Fashion, Film, Food, Games, Music, Photography, Publishing, Technology, and Theater--and ask …

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BEA Day 2: Book Country

Book Country is an online community for writers of romance, fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, and mystery novels. The name gives the website a sense of being a real place. The site opened its beta site to the public one month ago, and already it has 2,500 users. That's a lot, especially considering the site is run …

So You Want to Write a Novel

After taking a ton of creative writing classes and working in the publishing industry a little bit, I can say that this video is hilarious and touches upon all the issues/ideas new writers may have. I remember once I saw Jeffrey Eugenides, author of The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex, speak, and he addressed the condension …

12/06/10: This Week in Publishing

It has finally happened! Google launched the Google eBookstore on Monday. The bookstore is an extension of Google's book project, "an effort that began in 2004 to scan all 130 million books in the world, by Google’s estimate." Because it is cloud-based, it is an "open-ecosystem," which means consumers can buy their books once through the …

The Future of Publishing, According to Richard Nash

Today in my Interactive Media class, we had guest speaker Richard Nash. Nash, former publisher at Soft Skull, is now launching a start-up company, Cursor, which is a social approach to publishing. Anyway, he was a very interesting speaker, so I’d like to share some of his thoughtful quotes. “Of all the media, games and …

Even Writers Can Have a Reality Show

Ok, maybe it hasn't gone that far yet, but there has been a breakthrough in the way novels are written and promoted. It's called The Novel : Live! and it involved 36 authors coming together for six days in Seattle and completing a novel. Basically, it's awesome. And to keep things interesting, after each 12-hour …