Mark Twain & Crowdfunding

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Mark Twain in Nikola Tesla’s Laboratory, 1894

I’ve just written a guest post for The Head & The Hand Press, considering how Mark Twain’s innovations in publishing could be seen as a precursor to the growing trend of crowdfunding for books. Twain/Clemens thought outside the box not only in his writing, but in the business of books. You can read the post here.

Twain’s passion for innovation and invention led him to admire the work of Nikola Tesla. Here’s a picture of him in Tesla’s New York laboratory, holding what looks like one of Tesla’s wireless light bulbs. You can just make out Tesla on the left.

And speaking of crowdfunding, the preorder campaign for The Head & The Hand’s Asteroid Belt Almanac is in its final week. Order a book, support a great independent press, and get a beautiful anthology of new writing and art, all at once!

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3 thoughts on “Mark Twain & Crowdfunding”

  1. Miriam, You are becoming quite a brainiac, as my Grannie Mollie used to say! I am enjoying reading all of the tentacles you use to connect one domain with another.

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