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Re: UK's Unbound Lets A-listers, Aspirants Pitch for Cash to Publish

It's worth noting that there are no open-access aspects to 
Unbound. The publisher still sells the books; it just outsources 
the advance.


On Sep 2, 2011, at 9:30 PM, Sandy Thatcher wrote:

> At last year's Charleston Conference I gave a talk titled "Back
> to the Future" in which I promoted the idea of crowdsource
> financing as one way toward moving scholarly book publishing
> toward an open-access model. The paper I later published in
> Against the Grain (Feb. 2011) is available here:
> http://www.psupress.org/news/SandyThatchersWritings.html 
> I'm delighted to see that this idea is beginning to be put into
> practice, albeit not specifically in scholarly publishing.
> Sandy Thatcher

>> Publishing Perspectives
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>> http://publishingperspectives.com/
>> 09/02/2011
>> -------------------------------------------------------------
>> Feature Story / Crowdsourcing:
>> Live Nude Authors: UK's Unbound Lets A-listers, Aspirants 
>> Pitch for Cash to Publish
>> http://publishingperspectives.com/2011/09/uk-unbound-author-aspirants-pitch-to-publish/
>> Can crowdsourced funding for books transform publishing as we 
>> know it? John Mitchinson, co-founder of UK company Unbound, 
>> thinks so.
>> Unbound Live is an event is hosted by Unbound, the 
>> crowd-funded publishing house launched earlier this year in 
>> the UK, that allows the public to pledge money for projects 
>> they would like to see published. If enough money is raised, 
>> the books will be published and those who pledge even a small 
>> amount will see their names appear in the first editions.