Crowdfunded publishing or authorpreneurship is changing the game of publishing for both publishers and writers.
Crowdfunding poses an interesting dynamic. Instead of letting the traditional gatekeepers of large publishing houses decide what gets published, why not let the people decide what they want to read? As crowdfunding gains more traction in publishing, it makes way for more creativity, diversity, and risk-taking in the books we publish.
Laurel Boruck graduated from the Portland State University publishing program in June 2014. In her first year with Ooligan Press, she worked on marketing for We Belong in History, The Ninth Day, and The Wax Bullet War. In her second year, she transitioned into the role of project manager for The Wax Bullet War. Now […]
Chris Morey is the owner and publisher of Dark Regions Press, a specialty horror publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Chris Morey has edited the works of Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Tom Piccirilli, and Jeff Strand, among many others. He participated in Write to Publish 2015 as a panelist, speaking on crowdfunding. Here, he touches […]
We started this term off running with a title vote on the first day of classes. I want to say again a huge Thank You to everyone who contributed ideas to this process. We are very happy with the new title Rhythm in the Rain and are now beginning to think about a cover to […]
Last term, I found myself sitting in the boardroom of the PSU Foundation and discussing how to get a crowdfunding campaign up and running for one of our upcoming titles. After getting through all the technical mumbo jumbo, I inquired about the part of the campaign when donors receive gifts, and therein lay a problem. […]