In the latest episode of the Creative Self-Publishing Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross explores the innovative potential of Kickstarter for book launches. Sharing her personal experiences, Orna reveals how Kickstarter serves as more than a funding tool, fostering deeper connections with readers and authors. A valuable listen for any self-publisher looking to tap into the creative possibilities of book publishing through crowdfunding.
Today on the Publishing for Profit Podcast, ALLi Director Orna Ross and Podcast Producer Howard Lovy discuss crowdfunding your book with Kickstarter. Orna successfully used Kickstarter to fund her book, Go Creative! Planning Program for Authors & Poets. Howard is getting ready to crowdfund a book on fighting antisemitism. Together, they ask and answer questions on strategies for a successful campaig
Do I need a developmental editor? How do I launch a Kickstarter? These are among the questions answered in this month's AskALLi Member Q&A with Michael La Ronn and Sacha Black.
Crowd funding isn't a word we usually pair with self-publishing. But it is a word that's becoming more synonymous. Platforms like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Unbound are providing more options for entrepreneurial authors who want to give more to their readers and create a different type of connection. It's the Creator Economy at play. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors examines crowd funding for indie authors.
Brandon Sanderson, a sci-fi/fantasy author, raised more than $30 million on Kickstarter. And, for some reason, people are really, really outraged that an indie writer, of all people, should attract that much attention and money.
A mixed week for Amazon Prime as Amazon spends $8.5bn to access MGM’s catalogue but makes it harder to cancel Prime membership. And #PayTheCreator campaign seeks to end payment by "exposure".
What Brandon Sanderson’s record-breaking Kickstarter means for indie authors. PublishDrive seals series A investment, and success for Mary Jane Wells at the Audie Awards.
Billie Eilish's low sales and large social media presence cause publishers to ponder the truth about social media for writers as a new survey from Oxford Brookes University asks writers for their answer to that same question.
Kickstarter celebrates a record year for comics, Audiblegate latest, Libraries in America need financial Covid support.
Brandon Anderson's $5.8m Kickstarter makes waves, James Daunt reflects on Barnes & Noble post Covid, and Wattpad advises users to change password.
Patreon might be looking less attractive to indies but there are new opportunities to microfund through podcasts.
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