Crowd-driven publishing platform Inkshares has shifted its publishing model, in order to help make the company more sustainable.
As part of the change, the company, which produces books that receive enough preorders, is doing away with its e-book-only tier. In the new model, all books will have to sell 750 copies in pre-orders in order to go into publication. The pre-orders cost $20 for trade paperbacks which includes both an e-book and a signed first-edition print book. Hardcovers and children’s books will cost $30, and graphic books will cost $50.
In addition, every author that reaches their new pre-order goal will receive a trip to San Francisco to sign copies for their backers. The new changes will go into effect on Oct. 30.