Author: Ellen Seidler

Is Crowd-source funding all it’s cracked up to be?

Crowd-source funding via sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo is all the rage these days for those seeking funds to finance their creative projects.  But is it as easy it seems to raise money?   Forbes contributor Suw Charman-Anderson examines a new report from professors at the Wharton School of Business that examines Kickstarter’s winners and losers. They say that you learn more from failure than from success, and that’s as true for Kickstarter as anything else. With the shiny, exciting and record-breaking projects getting most of the attention, it can be easy to forget that 56 percent of Kickstarter projects fail...

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E-books popularity continues to grow

Some good news for the publishing industry as the popularity of e-books continues to grow.  According to a study released by the Book Industry Study Groupthe Association of American Publishers, e-book sales totaled more than $2 billion in 2011, more than double the 2010 figurs of $869 million. “The BookStats survey encompasses all sizes of publishers. No matter what size of publisher you are, digital is an integral part of your strategy — but it’s a matter of degree,” said Tina Jordan, vice president of the AAP, referring to the difference in how large and small publishers perform digitally. –   Share...

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Share your IP perspectives with the White House

The Trichordist blog has shared an important reminder for indie artists regarding White House efforts to shape a new, forward-thinking strategy on intellectual property rights and enforcement.    U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel has invited the public (including content creators) to share their views and ideas on the subject.    You can find out more information here and submit  your comments/perspectives here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click...

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