Books and Kickstarter


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 →