A new model
Of all the comments Unbound has summoned out of the traditional media, the one that has stuck with me was Howard Jacobson comparing us to a focus group in his Independent column. I know Howard a little and love his work and, believe me, he didn’t mean this as a compliment. We were, he claimed: ‘enticing readers with what they know they like, instead of surprising them, through a different kind of...
Terry on the brink
As I write this Terry Jones is trembling on the brink of getting his collection of linked stories, Evil Machines, funded via Unbound. This is a big moment for us. It will mean everyone who supported it will get to hold or download a copy. But that isn’t the end of the process. Between now and early October when we go to print, we will continue to encourage as many people as possible to sign up for...
All over the news
Unbound continues to generate a lot of media interest. Here are some links from the last few days: The BBC Radio 4 Today program on the future of the book Guardian Books podcast with John Mitchinson and Tibor Fischer on Unbound A piece about Unbound called A Novel Idea in Standpoint and John Walsh had a witty take on what a pitch from Proust might have looked like in the Independent