Posted by: bluesyemre | April 11, 2012

Authors use Kickstarter to begin new publishing company

  • It’s no secret that times are tough in the publishing industry. Consumers are increasingly buying e-books, which bring in less revenue than traditional hardcover books. The popularity of the iPad means more words are fighting for readers’ attention. And publishers are increasingly turning to celebrity memoirs or books written by those with established track records. The days of a young unknown steadily building up a reputation are gone. Now a group of Bay Area authors committed to children’s literature is starting a new publishing imprint, and is funding it in an unusual way: through Kickstarter.com. Led by Berkeley author Marissa Moss, who has published more than 60 books, including the popular Amelia’s Notebook series, Golden Gate Books “plans to fill the void left behind by the major New York publishers who no longer put out a broad range of quality picture books.”

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