Unbound is a new way to connect authors and readers. Authors present a pitch, you pledge, and when the goal is reached the book is written. It's really that simple.
All the world knows the lights of Las Vegas. This is a book of stories from its shadows. Ten people tell what it was like to grow up in the world's playground. Their stories are shocking, surprising, moving, funny and highly revealing, not only of this strange celebrity of a city but of why it is that the rest of the world demands that such a place exists. This book will be brought into being through the support of readers through the award-winning crowdfunding publisher Unbound. You can read about Timothy O'Grady's Children of Las Vegas and support it at www.unbound.co.uk.
So, how does it work?
First, the author pitches an idea
Unbound allows you to listen to authors' ideas for what they'd like to write before they even start. If you like their idea, you can pledge to support it. If we hit the target number of supporters, the author can go ahead and start writing.
If you like it you can make a pledge
There are several levels of support, each with different rewards. The higher your pledge, the greater the rewards you'll receive, from your name in the back of the book to lunch with the author.
From there, you stay up to date
As soon as you make a pledge to support an Unbound project you gain access to the author's private area, or 'shed'. Here you can get updates on the book's progress.
And then you get the book
After the book is written, designed, edited and printed, we send it to you, either as an ebook or a limited edition hardback or paperback.
For the first time, you will be able to hold in your hands a book that wouldn't have existed without you.