Links to Fiction Kickstarters
Here is an ever changing list of links to various Kickstarter Fiction Campaigns we think you should check out.
I will update every other day or so and add more... I am giving my opinions on each one, but you should check each one out.
I am ignoring all the ones that are too stupid to ever fund. Not worth our time studying them.
AND REMEMBER, IF YOU START A KICKSTARTER, LET US KNOW AHEAD. LOREN AND I WILL BOTH BE GLAD TO REVIEW IT FOR YOU AND WE WILL PUT IT IN THE CATEGORY ABOVE OF MEMBERS DOING KICKSTARTERS. AND I WILL EMAIL EVERYONE WHEN IT LAUNCHES.
Going Campaigns by Members....
Crowdfunding Your Fiction: A Best Practices Guide by Loren L. Coleman. The co-founder of this place, Loren L. Coleman has written an entire book on the topic of Kickstarter for Fiction Writers. It is a massive and detailed expansion of the stuff here and trust me, every writer will want to grab the book when he launches. At least if you want to make more money with your fiction. It is not launched yet, but hit the button "Notify Me On Launch" to make sure you are in early. And his campaign is great fun and has great voice that you all should study when it launches. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1133704229/best-practices
Two Outdoor Adventure Fantasies by Inkprint Press. This is a very simple and very nice campaign for two longer stories. This is out of Australia but paper shipping to the US is decent priced. Also, if you want to see how the new add-on system in Kickstarter is working, they are using it here. Worth backing. I did.
The Viper's Head by Anna McCluskey. Very nice first campaign for an Urban Fantasy novel. It is simple and clean and is off to a good start in its first few hours. I would take a look at this one to study how to do a simple campaign. I have backed it.
Serf 72 by Shawn Raiford. This is a well-done first campaign for a dystopian novel. And is off to a good start. He has lots of different kinds of rewards. And the art is great. This is a good one to study and I have backed it.
Turning Winter's Dissension into an Audio Book by Connor Whiteley. This is a nicely done campaign out of Great Britain that I have backed for a paperback because he ships to the States and Australia. Audio book campaigns are very, very tough, as I have said here before and on my blog a few times. The reason is that the readership of audio books is 1/100th of electronic and paper. So market is low. Writers pay a lot of attention to audio books and readers who like them love them. But for a campaign you are cutting your possible market by major factors. However, Connor did it right by offering ebooks and also paperbooks in rewards without the audio stuff. Very smart. And he kept his ask decent, and he is off to a great start, so it should fund if you help him out, folks. And this is a good one to study. Very nice-looking and a ton of detail.
Both Shawn and Connor didn't have me or Loren look at the campaigns before they launched or we would have said this to them. So folks, before you launch, send me a link and I can help you fine tune to make more money.
AT THE MOMENT THESE ARE ALL MEMBERS CAMPAIGNS...
Going Campaigns by Others...
I have not had a few minutes to search for others. I will this week, so drop back.