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.
SORRY, I have been gone for a few months with eye issues. Back now.
No Secrets Better Kept by Dayle Dermatis. This is for an anthology of "secret" stories by some top short story writers. Dayle is the editor and she did a fantastic job putting all these top authors and stories together for a fully professional anthology. And this campaign is a great one. Worth studying folks for the good rewards and how she is very clear about the authors. She just launched and now needs to tell all the authors it is out. Back this great project.
Strange Stories: Make 100 by Shantnu. This is a very small campaign for collections, even though he calls them anthologies. Oops. And I have no idea what the focus of this is, to be honest. It does not seem to have a focus or be about anything other than a few collections. But he has a low enough ask, and enough time left, it should fund. But folks, remember to focus your campaigns. Be very clear on what you are funding.
100th Power by Robert Jeschonek. This is a three-book collection of stories from one of the best writers working in fiction today. I buy his stories every issue for Pulphouse Fiction Magazine and I am doing the introduction to one of the volumes of this. This campaign is done perfectly, great art, great attitude and some fun extra stuff. Worth studying and backing. Trust me, it will be the wildest and most fun reading you have had in a long, long time.
Dragon Business and Skeleton in a Closet by Kevin J. Anderson. This is one to study and back, folks. Fantastic rewards, great extra stuff for backers, and you will love the two books that are the focus. Kevin is known for Dune and Star Wars, but he writes some of the best fun fantasy you will ever read. This is a great one. Worth backing and following and studying.
Criminally Good Stories: A Make 100 Kickstarter by Connor Whiteley. This is a good small campaign for five books of mystery and crime stories. Covers are good, but the campaign could be a little flashier. Also, the lowest rewards are one book out of the five. The lowest reward needs to be all five books since that is the focus. So doing it that way cuts down the income, but this one is a good one and should fund.
Reviver by Chris Paton. This is a single novel campaign that makes a few mistakes. First off, the book cover is small when shown instead of huge and center and near the top so we the backers can see what we are getting. Also, the art is game art not book cover art. Oops.And all the lower level rewards are not the book, but what he is calling a "proof of concept" which in 48 years of publishing I have never heard of in this industry. Pretty much the book is the proof the book exists. Just saying. This has a lot of time, so it could be made flashier and the cover in large form put n where the picture is. That will help it fund.
The Soul Bound Saga: A Complete Five Book Epic Fantasy Series by James E. Wisher. James does more smart things in this than I thought possible in one campaign. Great art, clear images of the books. And he makes it clear he is only selling paperback and hardbacks and that you can get his electronic copies on his own bookstore on his own site. So his prices are for paper and signed hardbacks and he funded quickly and will go higher. Study and back this one, folks. Doing some new stuff here.