Amanda Barbara, Vice President of Pubslush, will join CrowdFundBeat for a live interview on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific. Amanda will discuss her passion for changing the world through literacy and crowdfunding. Bio for Amanda Barbara: 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 an advocate for crowdfunding in the publishing world and has spoken at various conferences, such as Writer’s Digest, Tools of Change, Crowdfunding East Conference, and the Digital Publishing Innovation Summit, and has been invited to serve as an ambassador and speaker at CONTEC at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Follow Amanda on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn. Devin D. Thorpe, CrowdFundBeat contributing editor, is the author ofCrowdfunding for Social Good. Readers can follow him on Twitter at @devindthorpe.