Books and Kickstarter

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Thinking about launching your book on Kickstarter?

Writer Seth Godin has chronicled his experience with his own book project on Kickstarter and calls it an “experiment in publishing.” Godin says:

Kickstarter seems custom made to solve the 10,000 copy problem. The author with a tribe can reach out to her readers, activate them and make an offer: if enough of you agree to buy this book today, I’ll write it and send it to you just before a publisher puts it on sale…

This year, over $15 million dollars was raised to fund book publishing projects on Kickstarter, but only 30% of those projects were successfully funded. That might be only marginally heart-warming news, but it could be worth trying your luck.


Julie Morse lives in San Francisco and is a poetry teacher. She can be found @JulieMorse16 . More from this author →