Monthly Archives: April 2015

Kickstarter lab for writers: pick your add-ons

Many Kickstarter campaigns offer special goodie like a shirt or extra content that you can only get here and now. You don’t need add-on items, but if you choose to have some then you should make sure they enhance or … Continue reading

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Kickstarter lab for writers: design your page

Here’s another problem particular to novelists on Kickstarter: they have a lot of text to offer but not much else. You need to be able to grab the attention of a backer at a glance, but text requires more attention … Continue reading

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Kickstarter lab for writers: setting reward levels

Any Madison Avenue mad man/ mad woman will tell you that selecting the right price-point can maximize profits. The same goes with the Kickstarter campaign for your novel. I’m guessing there are more schools of thought for pricing than there … Continue reading

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Kickstarter lab for writers: interview with Aaron de Orive

Aaron de Orive is a talented writer who’s penned everything from video games to table top RPGs. In 2013 he garnered 120% funding for Blade Singer, an MG fantasy novel he co-wrote with Martha Wells. I recently had the chance to ask him … Continue reading

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Kickstarter lab for writers: budgeting and pricing

People talk about the big money crowdfunding smashes like Exploding Kittens (which recently raked in an astonishing 8.8 million). What people don’t often talk about is the dark side of success: when a project is successful but the creator still … Continue reading

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Kickstarter lab for writers: setting your goal

One of the most crucial decisions you’ll have to make is how high to set your goal. Too much, and people won’t bother backing your project because they’ll think it has no chance. Too little, and you may lose momentum—although … Continue reading

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