We support women writers living and working in the East of England * Shortlisted for the Women In Publishing New Venture Award 2015 & 2016, for Saboteur Best One-Off Event 2015 and Best Anthology 2014 * The Words & Women Compendium is available to buy here - see the dedicated blog page! * A Words & Women reading with Lois Williams will take place in Ipswich 3rd May 2018 for the Suffolk Book League
Unbound is a UK based crowdfunding site. Authors pitch their ideas for
books. Unbound decides how much each book will cost to produce and then invites
Unbound members to pledge their support. If there are enough pledges to cover
costs then the book will be published. Each pledge is rewarded. The rewards can
include copies of books, event tickets or experiences. For example: currently Erica
Wagner is looking for pledges for an anthology celebrating the life of author
Alan Garner. The reward for a £150 pledge includes two tickets to the launch
party which will be held at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Kindle Scout is a platform where readers help decide if a book
receives a publishing contract. Writers submit their books for approval by Kindle Scout and, once approved, readers are invited to nominate. The more nominations a book receives the more
likely it will be selected for
publication. Campaigns last 30 days. Selected books are published by Kindle
Press and writers receive 5 year renewable terms, an advance, 50% eBook royalty rate,
and featured Amazon marketing. Everyone who has nominated a chosen book
receives a copy and is invited to review it.
With many thanks to Melissa Brown (melissarbrown.wordpress.com) for the
above info.Next week we will hear from
Melissa herself about the best way to go about crowdfunding.