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KickStarter: A new way to fund & follow creativity

January 12, 2011

Tags: KickStarter, patronage, market research, fundraising

For the 9th Annual Year in Ideas, the NY Times Magazine includes Kickstarter, describing it as a form of market research for artists (see entry for Subscription Artists) (more…)

A way for authors to succeed without publishers or agents?

June 28, 2010

Tags: self-publishing, patronage

Publishers are cutting back on how much they publish, brick and mortar bookstores are declining in importance, and media companies that succeed will do so only by finding how to reach a niche audience, writes Jane Friedman in There Are No Rules:An Exciting Future for Authors (That Can Succeed Without Publishers or Agents) (more…)