Re: [mythsoc] Kickstarter for novel
- On first glance this sounds a bit like one of my past projects, www.PartyAtTheWorldsEnd.com (loosely based on The Bacchae, though that tends to slip by most readers of urban fantasy.)
I'll def share it around to social... though I have been feeling more and more that crowdsourcing has hit some kind of saturation point, especially since larger names have taken to using it. But still we try...--------------------------------------------------Modern Myths, Independantly Produced: http://www.mythosmedia.netThe Modern Mythology blog: http://www.modernmythology.net--------------------------------------------------
On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 7:43 AM, Shawna <evenstar@...> wrote:I've got a great urban fantasy that I'm trying to inidi-publish. . .. I'm a published author (The Stolen Luck, Carina Press, May 2013) but for reasons I won't go into am going indie for this particular project. Although it's urban fantasy, I feel it has some mythic elements.The manuscript is complete, and I'm trying to raise funds to pay a copyeditorThe project has lest than a week to go on the fundraising campaign, and could use a little 'green energy'. If you can't pledge, please consider sharing on Facebook, Twitter, etc.Thanks,Shawna
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From: James Curcio <jamescurcio@...>
>I'm sharing it as well. I've already posted it to my Facebook page, and since it
> I'll def share it around to social... though I have been feeling more and
> more that crowdsourcing has hit some kind of saturation point, especially
> since larger names have taken to using it. But still we try...
has 6 days to go, I'll probably share it on Twitter and Google+ too. Here's the
Ravensblood-- compelling urban fantasy set in the Pacific NW by Shawna Reppert
http://kck.st/13mMNAm via @kickstarter
As for the "saturation point," it does seem as if there are an ever-increasing
number of projects on Kickstarter. My opinion, though, is that it reflects an
ever-increasing need. I saw a segment last month on the CBS Evening News that
over half of American households either are just barely making enough to pay the
bills OR aren't making enough to pay the bills. For Kickstarter, this has two
consequences: first, projects have to seek funding even more to pay their bills
because, second, there are fewer households that have the extra money to donate
Since the dismal failure of my Kickstarter project back in April, I've noticed
that other projects one would have thought would be funded have failed as well.
For instance, Keith DeCandido's project (ended August 5) only had a fraction of
its goal met, and Keith has a following orders of magnitude larger than mine.
David Gerrold's and D. C. Fontana's Star Wolf project failed, and they have even
more followers than that, and they had an endorsement by Leonard Nimoy.
I checked the stats a couple of days ago on my Kickstarter links, and found that
I had 600-700 clicks on the links, and still the project failed.
Since I recovered from the shock and embarrassment of a failed Kickstarter
project, I've been sharing information of others when I can. Not that I can
afford to back any of them (I needed the Kickstarter funds because I'm one of
those households that's barely making enough to pay the bills), but that one of
my followers may have an interest in it. At least I can spread the word.
I'm replying at length here because there are many authors on this list who may
be considering a Kickstarter, in which case, I think they need to know what
they're in for. I also think that those who have never undertaken a Kickstarter
project (or other crowdfunding project) aren't fully aware of the enormous work
involved, or how greatly appreciated it is when someone just shares the
Also, this list has a history of supporting authors, and I, for one, do want to
know if an author has a crowdfunding project, just as I wish to know if an
author has a book coming out.
Joan Marie Verba