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Book Seller Crowdfunds To Compete With Amazon

Here’s the problem: Bob Woodward’s bestseller “Fear” goes for $30 at the private DC bookstore Politics & Prose and for $18.25 on Amazon. Small private book sellers are getting creamed. Even Barnes & Noble is hurting. However, Noelle Santos, who … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Site for Writers

A new crowdfunding site helps authors do two things at once: pre-sell their novel and get noticed by publishers. Although some writers have made a lot of dough (Fifty Shades of Grey has earned over $500M in all of its … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Sues Kickstarter Crowdfunder For Fraud

The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first action against a crowdfunder whose Kickstarter campaign raised $122,000 (4X the target) from 1,246 backers. O The FTC lawsuit says that Erik Chevalier failed to deliver on his promises of creating, publishing … Continue reading

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Crowdfunder Yanked From Kickstarter; Sues

Kickstarter is involved in its first high profile lawsuit filed by Kristen “M.K.” Ducote, the author of a book, entitled “Naked Paddock,” about life, love and drama in the world of professional motorsports. KickStarter approved her project to fund the … Continue reading

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