Monthly Archives: October 2014

Kickstarter Explained

Massuni Blog

The clock is counting down and we’ll be launching our Kickstarter campaign in a few hours. In the lead up to launch, we’ve had a lot of interest, and we’re hoping for a strong opening. Many of the people we’ve been in contact with have never explored crowdfunding before, and aren’t quite sure how it works. If you’re one of these people, here is some explanation that might help.

What is “crowdfunding”?

Crowdfunding is an old concept that has seen an explosion in popularity in recent years, largely due to a few really successful websites that make it easy. People who need funds to tackle some sort of project ask the general public to make lots of modest contributions, rather than looking for investors or going to a bank for a loan. In exchange for contributing money, supporters usually get some sort of “reward” that comes out of the project. So if you’ve supported the production of a live…

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Best Books List: Memoir and Autobiography

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Making that Best Books List for Comedy a few weeks back really made me wonder why I didn’t include comedy on my Best Books List. Then I wondered why I didn’t include memoir, history, travel, nonfiction, food, journalism, graphic novels, YA, and literary. Besides (already included) philosophy and religion, these are all things I love to read. But I like to read the best of them. There is a lot of overlap on these lists, and they tend to be a but myopic; perhaps in the future I’ll have to add a best of indie or best of self-published. Until then, I am going to do a series on more best books list, by subject.

And no, I didn’t come up with these. I just put them together by comparing best books genre lists from the more reliable sources I could find. In no particular order, this week, it’s…


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Services for Hire

Duly noted

the starving artist

This is an unconventional post. I’m not going to do a book review, a best books list, or even blab on and on about some fascinating aspect of writing or artisanal publishing. I am going to do something I do only once in a long while, and that is craft a post around an announcement. Usually, it means one of my books has just come out or is about to. This time, it means I am in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign (and if you didn’t know that, you haven’t visited in awhile). SEE HERE for Owl and Zebra Press: Three Novels, Six Months.

So here’s the pitch: I need publicity. I need my friends and followers to share with their friends and followers. Therefore, I am willing to reciprocate with other bloggers and website hosts for those things. I can guest blog, interview, offer a give away, or…

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World Crowdfunding Council (WCC) Meeting Scheduled For October 23rd In Las Vegas

Unique indeed

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The main objective of the first WCC meeting is for the world leaders to share the successes and failures that they have experienced while getting Crowdfunding off the ground in their respective countries. The primary goal is to exchange ideas so that the participating countries can accelerate the growth of crowd fundings in their respective countries.

The Worldwide Crowdfunding Council (WCC) is scheduled to hold its initial meeting on Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 1:00PM to 2:15PM.BU complete card - 2014 - final It will be held in Las Vegas during the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 23rd and end on Saturday October 25th.

The meeting will be conducted in a town hall meeting format. It will be attended by global Crowdfunding leaders from the Continents of Asia, Australia, South America, North America and Europe. Attendees from the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp will…

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Christian college to offer free education to victims of sex trafficking

Not a bad idea!

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Published October 21, 2014

A California Christian college is giving victims of sex trafficking the chance to get a free college education. 

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Handbook For A New Era Of Crowdfunding

Useful details…

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Magic Johnson Asks Gay Community to Take Care of His Son

A word to the wise

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The basketball legend discussed HIV and his gay son with Anderson CooperMore than two decades after contracting HIV, the basketball legend-turned-activist sat down with Anderson Cooper on CNN’s AC360 last week for a candid interview to address HIV, homosexuality in the African-American community, his gay son EJ, and the double-edge sword that has become his legacy.

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