Is crowdfunding the new piggy bank for self-published authors? Without the backing of a sponsor (i.e. a traditional publishing house) indie authors have to pay for editing, cover design, publishing, marketing and promoting their brand and books. The cost can run into the thousands and seeing how most of us are strapped for cash – I started to wonder if crowdfunding could be the wave of the future for funding, and discovering authors (and their work). If you want to learn more about crowdfunding, then Forbes has a great article. You can read it by clicking here.
I’m still learning about this relatively new mode of social media myself so I’m not going to produce a long blog post sharing my “wisdom.” However, I thought that you may also be thinking about crowdfunding your next book. If so, then the links below may be of help. They have been for me.
Tips for a successful crowdfunding campaign
How to promote your crowdfunding campaign
How to relaunch a failed campaign
A little outdated, but still helpful
In depth report on crowdfunding
Geek industrial complex http://www.geekindustrialcomplex.com/articles/crowdfunding-report-part-1
Have you thought about crowdfunding your next book? Have you done so already? If so, was it a good or bad experience? Share below in the comment field.