Site connects authors & readers to crowdfund new books

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The crowds are playing an ever-growing role in industries of all shapes and sizes, and publishing is no exception. Regular Springwise readers may recall Belgian comic publisher Sandawe, which relies on the crowds to select and fund new titles, and recently we came across UK-based Unbound, which applies a similar principle to the publishing of new books. Founded by three writers, Unbound aims to give people who love books — primarily readers and writers — a say in what does or doesn’t get published. Toward that end, it lets agent-recommended authors pitch their ideas on the site; included at the…

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