(PRWEB) September 23, 2013
Imagine a book unique to you. Author Brendan Cody is offering an edition of his next novel with your DNA sequence on the cover. He says it is an idea that came to him from the book's subject. “The novel is the latest thriller in a series about genetic innovation. What better limited edition for that kind of a book than one featuring your own DNA? Limited edition paper books will always be prized by collectors in a way that eBooks can't.”
Mr. Cody is just one author pursuing an emerging trend in publishing by funding his writing through crowdfunding websites. In the chaotic recession publishing industry newer authors struggle to have books taken on by trade publishers. This is prompting more and more authors to take the “indie” publishing route. Crowdfunding – popular with indie musicians and film makers – is now emerging as an alternative way for indie authors to build interest and find success for their projects. One recent publishing venture on kickstarter.com overshot its funding target 20 times, achieving over $500,000, enough to rival any high-profile industry book deal. Funding rewards have to be attractive to achieve those type of goals and authors are becoming more inventive with the perks they are offering.
Funding such an edition may not be for everyone, but there's no denying it's a very unusual innovation that no other trade publisher offers.
Funders not willing to provide their own DNA can, of course, collect the more modest rewards available on Indiegogo's “Genaform Ascendant” page at http://igg.me/at/genaformascendant.
Contact the author: @brendancody