Amanda Barbara is the Vice President and co-founder of Pubslush, a global crowdfunding and analytics platform for the literary world. A philanthropist at heart, she serves on the board of directors for the Pubslush Foundation, which supports children’s literacy initiatives worldwide, and is a founder and director of The Barbara Family Foundation, an organization committed to assisting charities and children in need. Amanda is member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and is an advocate for crowdfunding in the publishing world. She has spoken at various conferences, such as Writer’s Digest, Exceptional Women in Publishing, Crowdfunding East Conference, and the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, and has served as an ambassador and speaker at CONTEC at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Amanda has also contributed to Elite Daily, Yahoo Small Business, and Tech Cocktail.

Pubslush is located in New York City and Paul happened to be traveling there for other reasons. Through his publisher Iguana Books, Paul was able to setup this fascinating interview with Amanda. The conversation ranges from discussing new models of publishing to how the relationship has changed between the reader and writer. A discussion on the cutting edge of the publishing world.

Amanda and the wonderful people from Pubslush have given our listeners the opportunity to download a free ebook about crowd funding. Sign up for an account using the promo code crowdfund1 to receive The Guide: Tips To Successful Crowdfunding, an informative manual created by Pubslush for their authors.

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