Charles Fernyhough on Why He Writes Fiction
Charles Fernyhough, who is publishing his book A Box of Birds (a “neuroscientific philosophical love thriller” -as wondrously described by Vaughan Bell) by crowd-funding with Unbound, has written a beautiful blog post about why he writes fiction and considering the relationship between science and story. See below. You can read an excerpt from his book here and also find out how to...
Ade Teal's historical piece in the Daily Mail
Unbound author Ade Teal’s short historical piece for the Daily Mail: Ade Teal’s upcoming book, Gin Lane Gazette, is a brilliantly illustrated and hilarious 18th century version of a tabloid magazine and it is being crowd funded for publishing by Unbound. You can read an excerpt from the book here and if you’re interested you can pledge money to support the publication of Gin...
Get a Free Copy of the 26 Treasures Book!
We’re in the last days of the subscription period for 26 Treasures on www.unbound.co.uk/books/26-treasures. We’re nearly at our target but we still need people to sign up to get the book published. So here’s an offer to treasure….When you pledge to buy a copy of 26 Treasures on Unbound, we’ll give you a free copy of either 26 Letters (the original 26 book, part of the British Library project) or...
"26 Treasures" on what it's like publishing their...
From the 26 Fruits blog by the founder/director of the “26” organisation - John Simmons: Treasure It There’s so much about 26 Treasures – the book that is different. I’ll be very proud of it when it appears. It still needs a few more people to sign up for it www.unbound.co.uk/books/26-treasures in the next week or so. But everyone’s now confident it will happen. The book comes...
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Make It In Music Dailies: Learn from Ginger - a... →
makeitinmusic: This is pretty much the gospel when it comes to how to fan fund a record. Ginger Wildheart has raised more than 5 times the money he asked for to make a triple album. Sure, he has history and a fanbase to fall back on, but you should have some kind of active fanbase before you even…
I'm Kyky: 4 Key-factors to Crowd Funding Success →
imkyky: I think Kickstarter is one of the best things from the last decade. Recently, many projects had been funded completely in less than 24 hours, meaning the website has provided people with incredible ideas of an easy way to get the economic means they need to put them out for the world to enjoy….
Steven Partridge on Crushed Mexican Spiders...
Writer/editor Steven Partridge has posted a brilliant and amusing review of Crushed Mexican Spiders (the collection of short stories by Tibor Fischer published last year by Unbound) in which he discusses Possibly Forty Ships, the usually lesser mentioned but equally fantastic story, in interesting detail. We’ve put the review below, and you can head to Steven’s site for plenty of other...
Reader Review of Evil Machines by Terry Jones
This is a book for Python fans (and non-Python fans) young and old. Whether you choose to read it as a bedtime story for your children, whilst relaxing in the bath, or on your lunch break, Evil Machines is a worthwhile and original novel. Jones has created a true adventure, and you never know where the next page will take you. I will certainly never manage to look at my toaster in the same way...
Anonymous asked: Hi - I have contributed to Warhorse of Letters and wondered how long it can take from the time full funding is achieved to when a book is distributed.
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Competition: Win a signed copy of Alexander McCall...
This week, we are running a competition for you to win a signed, illustrated copy of Alexander McCall Smith’s Precious & the Monkeys, the charming story of how Precious Ramotswe (later of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency) solved her very first case while still a schoolgirl. To enter, all you have to do is pledge for the 26 Treasures book on the Unbound site (the book is a collection of...
We Can Be Heroes signing in Soho
Graham Smith & Chris Sullivan will be signing copies of the book, reminiscing and playing the best early 80s music from 6.30pm on Wednesday 22nd, at The Sun & 13 Cantons, Great Pulteney Street in Soho. Pay bar. Dancing from 9pm. For more info click here.
Metaliterature's Review of Crushed Mexican Spiders
A fantastic, funny review of the Unbound book Crushed Mexican Spiders, a collection of two short stories by Tibor Fischer, has been posted over at Metaliterature. Check it out: ”Just who Fischer thinks he is, first attacking Martin Amis and then telling me, his earnest reviewer, that “…most books reviews aren’t very well-written. They tend to be more about the reviewer than the...
"Funding Books and Falling Apart" (Unbound in The...
NEWS!: we have teamed up with The Independent’s books blog to feature some our best upcoming books. First up: The Elegant Art of Falling Apart by Jessica Jones. Here’s an extract from the first blog post, in which founder Justin Pollard explains the Unbound way of publishing books and introduces Jessica Jones’ new novel. The death of books...
Submit a Reader Review!
Hello everyone! We’ve now added a submissions page (look to the right…) so if you’ve read an Unbound book and would like to review it in 400 words or less you can send it in via the review submissions page and we’ll publish it on the blog. You can also add photos and videos. Looking forward to seeing your thoughts.
New Books: Hattori Hachi by Jane Prowse
Hattori Hachi is a series of kick-ass action adventure books for kids and playful adults about a 15 year old Japanese girl, Hattie Jackson, from Camberwell who discovers her ninjitsu heritage after her mother goes missing. “They are books where people have to work for success; where the heroes train hard, face their own demons and have to confront their invisible barriers to overcome...
Anonymous asked: Where do you publish the answers to the questions you are asked?
New Books: The Elegant Art of Falling Apart by...
The Elegant Art of Falling Apart by Jessica Jones is a bestselling novel in Australia, and we are excited to now be crowdfunding it for UK publication. Jessica Jones grew up in Australia and New Guinea. After being ‘asked to leave’ high school she ran away to London to drown herself in music and fashion. Life then became a non-stop rollercoaster of what self-help writers often call...
Competition: Win a copy of 'We Can Be Heroes'
We’re a convivial bunch at Unbound and we like to tell you what we’re up to - what new projects we’re launching, that sort of thing. So we’re setting up shop in various of these new-fangled social media spaces. Unlike Tom Stoppard, we now have a ‘Twitter machine’, and a Facebook gadget and a Google+ fandangle. But we’d always like more people to hang...
Anonymous asked: Lunch with the author: is that just oneself and one's guest? Or is it a group lunch?