The pledges have apparently been rolling in, but Books & Culture still needs $76,000 to survive. (See our previous post here). I received this e-mail today from editor John Wilson:
First, I'd like to thank you for being a loyal reader of Books & Culture. Over the last two months or so, we have been seeking to raise $250K in pledges for 2014 to keep
B&C in publication. This is part of a long-range strategy (we
are not looking at next year only), but to move forward we must raise
As I'm writing—on Friday evening, September 6—we are still $76K short of
our goal . . . and our deadline is next Monday, September 9.
Failure to reach this goal will force us to cease publication going into 2014. I want to extend my sincere thanks if you have already pledged a gift to Books & Culture for 2014. Every dollar really does matter, and the emails, tweets, and calls of support have meant a great deal.If you want to help keep B&C going in 2014 and beyond, please consider making a pledge; for more information, visit this page:
Sarah Pulliam Bailey has a short piece on B&C's financial woes at Religion News Service.