The October 29 deadline is rapidly approaching for donations to the "all or nothing" Kickstarter campaign supporting Bookselling Without Borders, the scholarship program that will send 15 American booksellers to the international book fairs in Turin, Frankfurt and Guadalajara. The campaign features a range of rewards, including signed books, advance reading copies, a swag bag, a visit to a publisher, a literary agent's evaluation, a year's worth of titles from the sponsor presses and more.
Europa Editions, which partners with four independent presses (Catapult, Graywolf, The New Press, and Other Press) on the initiative, noted yesterday: "Our funding goal ($30,000) has been ambitious, but then so is the whole idea. In the last 24 hours, we've received a $2,000 donation. If we receive another donation at this level or higher within the next 24 hours, we have a donor waiting in the wings to match it."