Are you working on a new book but wondering how to pay for a professional editor, a cover designer, and maybe even printing? Have you considered starting a crowdfunding campaign to help fund your book project? Crowdfunding is a great way to raise seed money for your initial book expenses--but creating a successful crowdfunding campaign requires a great deal of planning and preparation.
This self-paced course will walk you through everything you need to know about how to plan and execute a crowdfunding campaign. The course covers the following main topics:
- What crowdfunding is and how to use it for publishing projects
- An overview of the different crowdfunding models and platforms (like Kickstarter and Indiegogo)
- How to effectively plan your crowdfunding campaign
- How to come up with perks and rewards to attract support
- How to create a project budget
- How to create a simple yet effective video that summarizes your book project
- And finally, how to launch and manage your crowdfunding campaign
This course includes over an hour of video lectures broken up into small, easy to watch segments. You will also get a 30 page workbook full of useful information and in-depth exercises to help you prepare virtually all of the information you'll need to launch your own crowdfunding campaign.
I launched a successful crowdfunding campaign for a very niche book and raised over $5,000 that covered all of my production costs. I was successful because I followed the guidelines I'll share with you in this course. Are you ready to find support and fans for your book? If you are, sign up today and get started learning how to crowdfund!
I love books and love to read! I'm the founder of Rocket City Books, a small publishing company dedicated to publishing quality books and providing outstanding training resources for writers and authors.
I have more than 25 years of experience working as a professional writer and editor. I've written magazine articles for national publications such as Fine Gardening. I've written 1,000 page manuals for software companies and marketing materials for telecommunication firms. I've designed and written copy for dozens of websites.
However, my real passion has always been books. I've written my own books, and I've also helped clients design and create beautiful books of their own. My book Fern Cave about the history of the discovery and exploration of my favorite cave in Alabama received very positive reviews and won a silver medal in the Independent Book Publisher's Association annual book competition for small publishers.
I have years of experience in the writing and publishing world. I'm passionate about helping self-published authors create incredible books and helping authors succeed.
StartWhat you'll learn in lesson 2 (0:34)
StartLesson 2 text
StartOverview of crowdfunding options (1:25)
StartOverview of Kickstarter and the "fixed funding" method (13:24)
StartOverview of Indiegogo and the "flexible funding" method (5:58)
StartWhat platforms not to use, why use fixed funding, and why use flexible funding (4:11)
StartLesson 2 assignment (1:58)