EPISODE 10: Successful crowdfunding for authors on Kickstarter and Patreon

Welcome to the Rage Against the Manuscript podcast. Are you considering crowdfunding your book? I love crowdfunding as a tool to help you create an awesome project or provide long-term income security. However, not all crowdfunding platforms and projects are created equal. Learn from my crowdfunding successes and failures.


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In this episode:

  • How to determine the best platform to choose.

  • Identifying the audience for your crowdfunding and the best way to reach them.

  • What you can learn from the crowdfunding campaigns that succeed...and from those that don’t.

  • Why you absolutely must record a video… even if you never watch it.

  • The pros and cons of hiring a publicist.

  • How I got throught the self-doubt and fire-breathing dragons. 

  • How I followed my crowdfunding success with a complete crowdfunding disaster.

  • Why Kickstarter and Patreon are completely different.

  • What works on Patreon for writers.

    "On Kickstarter, it’s all about how awesome your project is. People will back your project even if they don't give a shit about you – if they think your idea is cool. But on Patreon, your backers are there because they're obsessed with you. You only have one audience – people who think you're great."

    Steff Green

    Author of How to Rock Self-Publishing.

    If you've got a question you want to ask me about self-publishing or writing or building a career as an author, head over to the Rage Against the Manuscript FB group or email me steff@rageagainstthemanuscript.com and I’ll talk about it on a future episode. Happy writing! 


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