Curating the book

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Hello all!

It's been a couple of weeks since I last spoke to you because I've been, as the title suggests, curating the book. At the start of the month was the deadline for pitches for the "second half" of Stim, a way to ensure we reached voices and talents beyond my own network. Across the two open calls for pitches (one of which I did pre-launch on Unbound) I've had about 100 pitches.


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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Hello all,

I hope you're all doing well, and (if you're in the UK) prepping for the incoming heat wave this weekend. Fill up those ice trays.

This weekend I'm going to be going through all the pitches I received for Stim. You may have noticed that the contributor list says "and more to be announced". That's because I decided to launch the book with roughly half the book planned and keep searching…

Find out more about the Stim contributors

Monday, 23 April 2018

Hello all! 

I hope you've been enjoying the sunshine we've been having in the UK this week (alternatively, I hope you've had good weather wherever you are).

I've been a little quiet here as I've been sorting out things over at the publisher I co-run 3 of Cups Press, as we were crowdfunding for a book over there as well at the same time! Despite that, I've been doing quite a lot of Stim bits…

A lot can happen in seven days

Friday, 23 March 2018

If you'd told me pre launch that we'd be comfortably sitting at 22% with 140 backers after one week, I wouldn't have believed you. Crowdfunding is a difficult game, influenced by paydays, your audience, even the day of the week you launch, and having ran two Kickstarters for 3 of Cups Press before hand I knew the best thing was to expect nothing.

I couldn't have expected this. Not just the financial…

Still funding
38% funded
275 backers