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February 20, 2012

Tags: Kickstarter, MacArthur Grants, women's magazines, Yasiv.com, Seth Godin

Some things are changing radically and some are staying very much the same. New and interesting: Kickstarter has drawn more than enough funding for a project called Love Ever After. Kickstarter is interesting both for concept and process. Here, the project: Love Ever After will share the love stories of couples who have been married for at least 50 years.
The goal: raise $15,000. This project exceeded its goal. See the pledge levels and how many signed up for each.
Clearly this woman is going to make her goal.

Seth Godin's lessons from the Domino project. Tony Levelle quotes a young master on how to make it in our brave new multimedia, publish-yourself world with things like sponsored ebooks, long tails, Kickstarter, and permission publishing.

New and distracting: Have you published a book? Love a book? Type the name of that book in the search box, and see what you learn from
Yasiv.com (visualize Amazon book search results), which Jason Boog explains briefly on GalleyCat.

Same old same old: Their So-Called Journalism, or What I Saw at the Women’s Mags (Hillary Rosner, Tooth & Claw, 2-9-12). Why you might not be getting the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth from the major women's magazines.

And for good news: MacArthur Grants Bolster Creative Group and Investigative Project: The Moth and the Center for Investigative Journalism get valuable funding. Merit pays!