Campaigns by Members

This area is for links to Kickstarter campaigns launched by those taking this Kickstarter Best Practices.

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Remember, folks, it really helps all of us if our campaigns fund in the fiction area. The more we put up, the more we have success, even at the small asks, the more Kickstarter pays attention to the Publishing/Fiction area. So even if only for a few bucks, help these campaigns along if you can.

And most importantly, study how they are doing it. The last two dozen campaigns by members have all funded. Well done, folks.

Sword of Choa Nisi Trilogy by Dianne Gardner. This is a very complex and professionally done campaign that has lots of moving parts and a lot of different levels for supporters to jump in at. I am not much of a epic fantasy or game person, so I had trouble following some of this, but it sure felt right and I have a hunch my problem is just me. So take a look at this one, especially if you love fantasy. And to study some very creative award levels.

Back to Zero by Franklin Ard. This is a really, really well done small campaign that I suggest everyone study not only for his layout, but for his pricing and his numbers of rewards. It funded in one day, also, so he had his goal set perfectly as well for one book.

Hope in the Forest of Despair by Goldeen Ogawa. A nice, clean campaign for a book in a series. But no worries, you can get the other books in the series through the campaign, which is great. Worth taking a look at.


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 studying for a small campaign that worked.

The Viper's Head by Anna McCluskey. Very nice first campaign for an Urban Fantasy novel. It is simple and clean. I would take a look at this one to study how to do a simple campaign. Again worth studying.

Serf 72 by Shawn Raiford. This is a well-done first campaign for a dystopian novel. He has lots of different kinds of rewards. And the art is great. This is a good one to study for a different style of campaign.

Turning Winter's Dissension into an Audio Book by Connor Whiteley. This is a nicely done campaign out of Great Britain. 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. Even though this was a great campaign, he just couldn't fight against the weight of audio books and it didn't fund.