What can happen when you get Kickstarter and crowdfunding wrong

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

The short answer to this headline is: The Federal Trade Commission can investigate you for “deceptive tactics” and impose a fine on you that is so heavy that it will be suspended due to your inability to pay – as well as requiring you to refund all the money you received from [...]

Dark Regions Press Ever-Expanding Grab Bag bags triple Indiegogo goal

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Now into its final 48 hours, the Ever-Expanding Grab Bag Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign from horror and dark/weird fiction independent Dark Regions Press has managed to land $14,474 at the time of writing, in just 13 days, against an original target of $4,400. That’s almost 330 percent [...]

Clockwork Phoenix 5 Kickstarter under way for latest in cross-genre series

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Mythic Delirium Books has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for the latest in its series of Clockwork Phoenix anthologies, “a home for stories that sidestep expectations in beautiful and unsettling ways, that surprise with their settings and startle with the ways they cross genre [...]

Joshua Hoffine kickstarts the photography project from Hell – or Innsmouth

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Horror photographer and visual artist Joshua Hoffine has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for his latest project, “Innsmouth: A Joshua Hoffine Photograph,” targeting $20,000. Yes, that’s $20,000 for a single photograph. But no ordinary photograph. For one thing, Hoffine [...]

Morning Links: Kobo Glo HD worth upgrading? Crowd-funding challenges

By Joanna Cabot
April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Is the Kobo Glo HD Worth the Upgrade? (GoodeReader) Today, we ask the question, is the upcoming Kobo Glo HD a must buy? *** So You Want to Read Up on Hillary Clinton (Book Riot) Consider this your Hillary Clinton roundup source. *** Australia Considers New Copyright Law That Could Be Interpreted To [...]

A French Lovecraftian crowdfunder: La Cérémonie

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here’s a modest, economical, but very cute-looking crowdfunder from France – a pitch for a mere €800 ($855) to create a Lovecraftian horror short, La Cérémonie (The Ceremony), launched by some film students at the ENS Louis Lumière academy for their graduation project. The appeal [...]

Inkshares introduces Inkshares Credits to publishing crowdfunding system

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I previously covered Inkshares, which purports to be “both a book publisher and crowdfunding platform,” acting as  sort of bridge between the Smashwords style of self-publishing platform and the crowdfunding publication approaches that you see on Indiegogo and elsewhere. Now the [...]

Dreams from the Witch House closing for Women of Lovecraft

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the most interesting crowdfunding projects currently out there in dark/horrid/weird fiction is just hours away from closing – 45 hours, at the time of writing. It’s not a fundraising deadline – Dreams from the Witch House:  Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror from Dark [...]

Lightspeed supports Queers Destroy Science Fiction

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the latest crowdfunding projects in anthology publishing has just totally destroyed its funding goal. With nine days still on the clock at the time of writing, Lightspeed Magazine presents Queers Destroy Science Fiction has reached $34,866 pledged of the $5,000 goal in its Kickstarter [...]

Jolla offers backers another swig of the Kool-Aid

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Finnish startup Jolla, creators of the Jolla Tablet, which garnered such great recognition – and funding – on Indiegogo a short while ago, has returned for another round of crowd funding, this time offering a 64GB version of the device and a larger battery. “After the successful [...]

Kickstarter funds weird science for Lovecraft fans

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Fred Lubnow, a figure fairly well known in Lovecraftian horror writing circles and “freshwater ecologist with a very strong interest in H.P. Lovecraft,” has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project that builds on his work to date: Lovecraftian Science Volume 1. This expansion [...]

Groupees Lovecraftian Bundle showcases promo bundling for giving

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Groupees, the digital media distribution platform “designed to transform the digital media download experience into something FUN and SOCIAL tied to unique exclusive deals on music, games, and video,” is showcasing a “Lovecraftian Bundle” that offers an object lesson in how [...]

Lithuania sees campaign launch to restore banned LGBT book

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lithuanians have started a campaign to restore a banned book, Gintarinė širdis (“Amber Heart”) by local author Neringa Dangvydė to circulation. which includes same-sex relationships and other LGBT themes, to circulation after its banning in May by the Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of [...]

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