While crowdfunding site Kickstarter may not have a business model to resurrect the publishing industry, it shows promise, and has managed to channel boatloads of money to a cast of worthy recipients.
Words Without Borders is a Brooklyn-based online magazine that hopes to unlock the power of foreign literature by translating works into English. Through Kickstarter, Words Without Borders aims to fund a trip to Afghanistan where it will use the money writings in Dari and Pashto.
Founder Alane Salierno Mason says we consume delicious foods from around the world, “Why shouldn’t we consume delicious literature from all around the world too?”
Pledge $10 and you get a shot glass. These folks know a thing or two about marketing!