Sesame Street to premiere on HBO in new funding deal

By Chris Meadows
August 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sesame Street is going from a public thoroughfare to a toll road, so to speak. The show has entered a 5-year deal with HBO to provide funding in return for a 9-month period of exclusivity on new [...]

Another VAT MOSS casualty: Schlock Mercenary PDFs

By Chris Meadows
July 31, 2015 // 3 Comments

At Gen Con this evening, I got to spectate as Schlock Mercenary webcomic artist Howard Tayler and several other players took part in a playtest/demonstration session of the upcoming Planet Mercenary [...]

Neil Young pulls all his music from streaming services

By Chris Meadows
July 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

Neil Young might be searching for a heart of gold, but as far as he’s concerned, streaming music services are for ears of tin. Today he announced via Facebook that “Streaming has ended for me”. [...]

Morning Links: Apple Music First Look. Kickstarter Setting Records

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
July 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Apple Music First Look: Rich, Robust — But Confusing (re/code) I’ve been testing Apple Music on an iPhone 6 Plus, loaned to me by Apple for about a day. Because of the short testing time, this [...]

Independent publishing’s ‘Kickstarter moment’

By Chris Meadows
June 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Publishing may finally be having its “Kickstarter moment.” That’s the opinion of writer John Biggs in the piece he posted to TechCrunch today. Biggs discusses how hard it has been for [...]

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 [...]

CHIP Kickstarter makes full-fledged computer available for $9

By Chris Meadows
June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

We’ve seen our share of rock-bottom-priced computers in the last few years—the Arduino, the Raspberry Pi, Rhombus Tech. But a Kickstarter project due to end in just under two days may have them [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Where’s Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign brings madness to your mobile, weirdness to your wall, fear to your fridge

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bucking hard for the cutest piece of horror around – even more than a Cthulhu plushy – is the current Kickstarter campaign for “Where’s Cthulhu? Arkham Parade” – [...]

Morning Links: Free things for writers. Whose digital content is it anyway?

By Joanna Cabot
February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Brooklyn Bookstore Launches Kickstarter to Save Vintage Sci-Fi (Apartment Therapy) Brooklyn bookstore and publisher Singularity & Co. has launched a Kickstarter to save sci-fi. *** 8 Free Things [...]

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 [...]

For your Hugo consideration: Designers & Dragons

By Chris Meadows
January 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Just a quick reminder: nominations for this year’s Hugo Awards are upon us, and if you signed up for last year’s (to get the entire Wheel of Time series that was included in the Hugo voter [...]

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 [...]

Weekend Links: Downsides of Kickstarter model for authors. Piracy an unknown with apps

By Joanna Cabot
January 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Downsides of the High Risk, Low Reward Kickstart Business Model (Dear Author) The problem with Kickstarters is multi-layered and it requires anyone who donates to understand a couple things. *** [...]

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