Those of you who supported Crowdfunding: A Guide to What Works and Why, which I canceled when it was clear the funding goal wouldn't be reached, might like to take a look at a different project I launched a few days ago. It's also a book, and it's well on its way to reaching its goal.
After this crowdfunding book stalled, I thought about every decision I'd made on the path to launching the project, and what I wanted to do with myself. Even though I'm a freelancer, I managed to "change careers": within a few months, I'd become the editor of The Magazine, which I now own and publish, and launched The New Disruptors, a podcast series devoted to the same topics I had planned to cover in Crowdfunding. I'm about to celebrate a year of that podcast with its 52nd episode. (I have a plan to turn that podcast into a other projects, including a book, in 2014.)
The book for which I launched a campaign a few days ago, The Magazine: The Book (Year One), is a hardcover print collection of the work from The Magazine's first year in publication that people found the most moving, funny, strange, or interesting. (There's also an ebook version available.) It will be beautifully designed, and we've got a prototype design that we've posted a sample of. All the contributors will be paid reprint fees, which rise as we pass the main goal into stretch goals. It's a labor of love, and the outcome of the work and thinking on this project.
Thank you for supporting my initial foray here over a year ago, and I hope you'll find the collection of interest, too! The stories, illustrations, and photographs are all pretty terrific, I hope you'll agree.