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Learn to:Develop a campaign page that inspires contributorsEstablish rewards for your backersEstimate how much money you need to raiseUse social media to enhance awareness Find backers and bring your dream project to life with Kickstarter Do you have the next blockbuster movie, award-winning game, or bestselling graphic novel in your head?
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Lately a lot of authors have been asking me about how to use crowdfunding sources like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise funds for book publishing. Unfortunately, many have asked for advice after launching their campaigns, which doesn't leave much time to make adjustments.
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Indiegogo is the world's largest global funding platform. Founded on the principles of opportunity, transparency, and action, anyone with an idea - creative, cause-related, or entrepreneurial - can create a campaign, offer perks, and fund their passion.
Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects.
Thomas Elliott Young is an entrepreneur, business consultant, and writer. He is the founder of several successful manufacturing and retail businesses, two of which were created using crowdfunding. In just 60 days, these two crowdfunding campaigns raised more than $100,000, exceeding their original goals. Both have evolved into healthy businesses, generating over $1 million in sales.
"Have you ever wanted to get a project off the ground, but needed funding? Are you unsure how and where to start? Hacking Kickstarter talks about the various ways you can go about launching your crowd-funding project. It includes a step by step procedure including working examples and people/enterprises that actually were successful in kick starting their projects.
by Justine Schofield (@Pubslush) Many authors want to create truly professional quality books, but are often stymied by the expenses involved in hiring editors, book designers, cover designers, ebook converters and all the other services you need to reach this goal.
Please welcome Amanda Barbara from PubSlush who is today's guest columnist. Amanda discusses crowdfunding for authors. Enjoy! *** The ultimate goal of most writers is to get published, but the publishing industry, like many creative fields, is very difficult to break into.
rowdfunding is a hot topic, and crowdfunding for authors is a bit controversial. Let's take a look at whether, why, when, and how writers should approach crowdfunding. Full disclosure: last fall I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised $10,607 to fund the production and printing of my picture book, the Animal Store Alphabet Book .
A curious meme is spreading through the world of books: crowdfunding. Indie authors are flocking to sites that allow them to create fundraising pages for their book projects. It's a beautiful and simple idea: have your readers fund your next book directly in exchange for intimate access to the process as well as exclusive goodies available at various pledge levels.
Brian Meece, CEO and co-founder of RocketHub, discusses how fundraisers can launch a crowdfunding campaign and succeed at crowdfunding.
Kickstarter Power: The Ultimate Crowdfunding Campaign Kit Also for Indiegogo - Kindle edition by Marty Koenig. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Kickstarter Power: The Ultimate Crowdfunding Campaign Kit Also for Indiegogo.
Authors wanting to crowdfund the publication of their book often turn to Kickstarter, the darling of the crowdfunding scene. One of the earliest successful crowdfunding sites and now boasting a huge community, Kickstarter is the obvious place to go if you want to raise money for a print run, but as a general platform, there's nothing specifically baked into Kickstarter that supports authors' needs.