Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
UmeNow announced today that it has revamped its site features to allow crowd-funding for independent authors. While many sites allow Indie authors to start blogs to promote their work and connect with their readers, UmeNow has added the ability for anyone in the world to donate directly to the author. Crowd-funding is available at no charge to all members of UmeNow. All funding goes directly to the author. People donating funds are not required to sign up or have an account with UmeNow. Donors are taken directly to the author's Paypal account page.
The crowd-funding tool appears within the blog section of UmeNow. Whenever an author writes a blog, the donation button can appear on the blog itself, making it very easy for crowd-funding to happen. The only requirement is that the blog must be posted so anyone in the world can see it. If the author selects privacy settings that allow only UmeNow members to view the blog, then the rest of the world is blocked from reading the entry and crowd-funding is limited to site members.
"We offer independent authors the tools to attract funding from people who want to do more than just purchase one book. Indie authors should have this power. If someone wants to donate to a promising author so they can pursue other writing projects, UmeNow offers an easy way for this to happen," stated Evelyn Castillo-Bach, founder of UmeNow.
Actually, any creative can use the crowd-funding tool that appears within the blog section of UmeNow. When a member creates a blog page, they can select to display a donation button that directly links to their personal Paypal account. And because UmeNow is a network that has banned all tracking and all ads, authors can be sure that no one else profits by linking into their readers. Authors can also start groups and invite their readers into those groups, or fans can start groups to discuss their favorite books.
UmeNow has banned all tracking and all ads. UmeNow has a 2-tier membership structure. It promises the same privacy protection to its free members. Premium level members who subscribe for $6.00/ month have access to all site areas. Crowd-funding is available free of charge to all members.
Evelyn Castillo-Bach is the founder of UmeNow and Collegiate Nation. UmeNow entered into its silent launch in July 2011. Both UmeNow and Collegiate Nation are known for fiercely protecting the privacy rights of its members. All ads, third party apps, and games are banned to safeguard members from back doors tracking and unauthorized information extraction.
Castillo-Bach earned her M.S. in 1993 from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She has traveled extensively in Ethiopia and in the Balkans, accompanying her Danish husband who is a lawyer.
In her nonfiction book, "Champions, Inc: Powerful Life Principles" (published on August 30, 2012, as an ebook, by UmeNow, LLC, available on Amazon, ISBN:978-0-9882220-0-7), debut author Evelyn Castillo-Bach takes her readers into an intimate world where unspeakable loss meets universal success principles.
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