CrowdFunding Is a Trend … Not a Fad!
You’ve written a book … and now you need money for design and printing; money for marketing; money to develop a website; even money for a PR campaign. Money. If your resources are low and your bank yawns when you approach it, there’s another way.
Welcome to OPM—Other People’s Money … money that is given to you and money that you don’t have to pay back. Welcome to Crowdfunding.
You want the odds to be on your side. You want to be in the 30 percent minority that succeeds if you are an author or author-to-be. Not the 70 percent that don’t.
The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers will show you how to:
Create rewards that are slick, click and tick with donors.
Identify timelines: pre, during and post a crowdfunding campaign.
Determine which crowdfunding sites are best for authors and writers.
Pinpoint the essentials that every successful crowdfunding campaign has.
Get hot tips for creating momentum and the final push.
Structure a social media checklist that’s ideal for your project.
Here’s the guide you’ve been looking for that is easy and understandable—one that shows you how to set budgets and limit costs. Does crowdfunding work? Yes. Is it doable? Absolutely … with some help.
With The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors and Writers, you’ve got Judith Briles at your side. As The Book Shepherd and publishing expert, all her crowdfunded authors have been over-funded. You can be too.
JUDITH BRILES is The Book Shepherd®, working with beginning and already published authors for over two decades. She’s knowledgeable and entertaining.
Her 36 books have been translated to 16 languages; sold a combined 1,000,000 in copies and generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues from combined book sales and speaking fees. Judith knows publishing inside and out from both the traditional and independent sides. As an advocate for authors within her blogs, podcasts and speaking engagements. What’s her pet peeve? Two words: publishing predators.
If you are thinking of doing a crowdfunding campaign, move "humor" to the top of your list to get the attention of potential visitors to your online pitch--in written words, in your pitch and in your short video. Humor is a hook. Treating your visitor to something that is "fun" can soften contributor resistance.
The Crowdfunding Guide
• Humor is fun—even a hint of silliness. Be you and allow some of your personality to flow—leaving a smile on your donors’ faces, a feeling that they are delighted to have discovered you.