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14 September 2011 @ 07:57 am
Crowdfunding: Other Peoples’ Projects  

TA Pratt’s GRIM TIDES Kickstarter campaign is in its last 48 hours, and has a measly $400 to reach $11K. Go go gadget fundraiser!

Sharon Lee & Steven Miller have posted their latest Splinter Universe short story. Sharon & Steve’s crowdfunding efforts are part of what turned me on to the whole idea in the first place, so clearly I think they’re made of awesome. :)

Liz Williams, who consistently runs crowdfunding projects I wish I’d thought of, is running two right now. One is a commissioned short story for what I think is a bargain-basement price, and the other is her 12-month short story project, which this year actually includes an entire Inspector Chen novel.

This is your Crowdfunding Public Service Announcement. Please enjoy. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
deliiriadeliiria on September 14th, 2011 12:14 pm (UTC)
crowd-funding is AWESOME. stuff that would probably never get made otherwise is getting made because of it, and it makes me incredibly happy.
kitmizkit on September 14th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
stuff that would probably never get made otherwise is getting made because of it

that is indeed why i too love crowdfunding :)
mevennenmevennen on September 14th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
I can't tell my readers enough about how helpful this is. Crowdfunding has literally kept us financially afloat. But although the original impetus was financial and still is a main factor, it's also been a very interesting thing to do in its own right - it's a direct writer/reader relationship, which I love; it gets the control away from the moneymen who run publishing houses, and it's a very different way of approaching creative projects. I guess indie music went through a similar scene in the 90s, but I'm finding it fascinating. Thank you all.