Vlaamse Gemeenschap

Crowdfunding

  • “Unbound is a new way to connect authors and readers. Authors present a pitch, you pledge, and when the goal is reached the book is written.” A diverse collection of published books (incl. Paul Kingsnorth's The Wake, a book about bitcoin, a fashion magazine…“ http://unbound.co.uk/
  • “Boekensteun is het gemeenschappelijke crowdfundingplatform van de Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek en het Vlaams Fonds voor de Letteren.” A relatively recent experiment in Flanders, with connections to the Dutch voordekunst http://www.boekensteun.be/
  • “voordekunst is een website waarop kunstprojecten in wording op zoek zijn naar aanvullende financiering door particulieren en bedrijven, ook wel ‘crowdfunding’ genoemd.” Primarily focused on The Netherlands, quite a diverse range of art projects. http://voordekunst.nl
  • “Inkshares is a crowd-driven publisher. Our goal is to connect writers with readers. We produce, market and distribute books people want to read. In doing so, we can bring quality literary work to life, paying authors more and costing readers less. We’re crowdfunding meets publishing.” US based, seems like they have a range of support services for authors. Most of their team comes from SW/IT background and are supporters of more open publishing models. https://www.inkshares.com/about
  • “Pubslush is a global pre-publication platform that offers crowdfunding and pre-order options for authors and publishers.” US based, with a foundation attached. Didn't allow me to browse more than a few pages without having to sign up (which i didn't) http://pubslush.com/

And then of course the big ones:

  • “Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. Then, we help you spread the word.” US Based but easier to use if you're outside the US (i have this from hearsay, I haven't looked at the specific facts online) https://www.indiegogo.com/
  • “Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects.” US Based, most commonly known crowdfunding platform. https://www.kickstarter.com/