From Crowdspeaking to Crowdfunding

We’re really excited about a trend we’ve been seeing in the campaigns you’ve been running on Thunderclap.

You’re creating campaigns to share brilliant ideas, and sometimes, to make those ideas a reality, you need to raise money.

That’s where crowdfunding comes in.

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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday. Are you ready?

After the whirlwind of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have passed, it’s time to officially kick off the season of giving with Giving Tuesday. 

December 3, 2013 marks the second Giving Tuesday campaign to create a national day of giving and promote activities that support non-profit organizations. (For more on the history of the movement, check out the FAQs.)

Looking for a great cause to support this year? We’ve rounded up a few Giving Tuesday Thunderclap campaigns. Check ‘em out and consider supporting your favorite!

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Meet Pubslush: Crowdfunding for Books

Thunderclap offers 17 categories for campaigns, from music to charity to technology, and everything in between.

Recently, we’ve seen a lot of activity in the Book category of the platform. Authors of children’s books, graphic novels, and more have created campaigns and are leveraging Thunderclap to help them gain exposure for their work.

But we’d like to introduce you to a company that takes book promotion and publishing to the next level.

Meet Pubslush.

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If you’re an author, or even just an avid reader, you’ll want to take a look at Pubslush. It’s a crowdfunding and analytics platform devoted to books. It’s a place for authors to raise money to get their books published, and it gives readers a way to discover and engage with up-and-coming authors. Plus, for every book sold through the platform, a book will be donated to a child in need.

So what sets Pubslush apart from other crowdfunding sites? The platform offers analytics about a project’s supporters, one-on-one service to authors, a flexible funding system, no upfront costs, and a “Books for Sale” section that helps promote successful campaigns even after they’re complete.

We’re pretty big fans of Pubslush, but we went straight to the source to learn a bit more about the platform. “Pubslush is dedicated to building a community that will connect writers, readers and publishing industry professionals,” said Justine Schofield, Development Director at Pubslush. “We are forging valuable connections in the industry and will continue to grow our company to become a valuable resource for the book world.”

We asked Justine more about how Pubslush came to be, what makes it tick, and what’s coming next. 

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