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Booktopia looks to crowdfund $10m

30 November 2018

Online retailer Booktopia is seeking up to $10 million in equity to help expand warehouse automation, buy more stock and fund the liquidity of the business. Booktopia has engaged crowdfunding...

International library news 

18 June 2014

UK librarians to crowdfund library festivalIn the UK, a group of librarians have launched a crowdfunding campaign to establish a National Public Library Festival, reports the Bookseller. Librarians Richard Veevers...

QLA achieves $20,000 crowdfunding target 

2 September 2013

The organisers of the Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) have achieved their $20,000 crowdfunding target in just under four weeks. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, the money from the Pozible campaign will...

Wattpad introduces crowdfunding 

15 August 2013

In the US, the Wattpad online writing community has launched Wattpad Fan Funding—a crowdfunding service for self-publishing, reports Publishers Weekly. The service allows Wattpad members to pledge financial support to writing projects...

QLA launches crowdfunding campaign

9 August 2013

Organisers of the Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for this year’s awards and to ‘sustain the awards for the future’. The campaign, which is...

Following the crowd?: Crowdfunding books

16 October 2012

Crowdfunding is flavor of the month, but is it a long-term answer to publisher and bookshop funding models? Lucy Stewart reports.A phenomenon that began as a way to fund band...

In brief 

25 September 2012

Renovated Torquay Library reopens The Torquay Library in regional Victoria reopened on 22 September after being closed for renovations for four weeks. According to a statement from the Geelong Regional...

QLA achieves $20,000 pledge goal 

18 July 2012

The Queensland Literary Awards (QLA) has achieved its goal of $20,000 from crowd-funded pledges and the amount continues to rise with 27 days left in the campaign. The volunteer-led awards replaced the axed Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, then...