Access to publishing conferences can be difficult, even when you snag an invitation to the often exclusive events, but in May 2019 Kickstarter changed the game with their two-part digital conference, The Next Page.
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 […]
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. […]
Know Your City, the organization formerly known as The Dill Pickle Club, is planning to construct a bike-powered mobile bookstore and information kiosk for Old Town Portland. It will be located in the pedestrian area of SW Ankeny Alley, right next to Voodoo Doughnuts: the perfect place to target tourists and sell tickets to KYC […]
After journeying around the world with her two young sons, Rebekah Tyler plunged into the world of self-publishing with a successful Kickstarter campaign for her memoir, Full Tilt. She popularized herself while traveling around northern New Zealand by bike, with a cart advertising her book trailing behind her. For those who are unfamiliar with New […]