September 30, 2021
There are countless ways to get readers excited for your next book. Today on the Writers Journey, we're digging into all things Kickstarter--the platform that not only gets the word out, but is used to help fund your project. We all know there's more to publishing a novel than writing the book. Between editing, cover design, formatting, and advertising, it can get expensive QUICK.
MG Herron is here to give us insights into how to navigate Kickstarter. His last campaign was fully funded in under two hours! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mgherron/relics-of-the-ancients-a-space-opera-adventure-trilogy/description https://mgherron.com
Hosts: Lauren Moore, Kalene Williams Special Guests: Matt Herron
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04:12 Main Event – Launching a Book Series with Kickstarter | MG Herron
-Matt’s foray into writing, starting with science fiction noir (all the way back to 2015) and now writing space opera.
-Tips for Kickstarter campaign preparations.
-Things needed to put together a Kickstarter page.
-Things you can and cannot do during a Kickstarter campaign.
-Why Kickstarter? -Consider the end costs when setting a goal.
-Benefits to participating in a Kickstarter campaign for a book/book series.
-Getting ideas from your kickstarters. -Matt’s writing schedule.
-Kickstarter final thoughts.
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