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Crowdfunding an Academic Book: Robert Heinlein by Farah Mendlesohn

In our first guest post, Farah Mendlesohn takes us through the process of crowdfunding her close reading of Robert Heinlein’s work. The campaign was a spectacular success, reaching 100% funding in only ten days. Farah is donating her entire author’s royalty to two charities, Con or Bust and America’s Blood Centers. You can learn more, and get your own copy, at Unbound. In 2015 I was commissioned to write a 60,000 word book about the science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein for a series called the Masters of Science Fiction for Illinois Press. Robert Heinlein is one of the giants of...