I am super excited to announce that today, I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to independently print and publish my book Lucy’s Milk! As you know, I have been steadfastly working on this book for the past several months and now I want to see it go to print! I was going to wait till August 1st for the launch but I’m tired of waiting, so here we go!
What’s Kickstarter you ask?
Kickstarter is a crowd funding website for creative projects.
So here’s the deal…People can pledge to “back” a project. In exchange, they get something once the project is finished. In my case, if you back my project you get copies of my book. You can see more details in the rewards section. Think of it as a pre-sale. But like most things, there’s a catch with using Kickstarter. I have to raise enough money to reach my goal and if I don’t reach my goal, all the pledges will not go through. The backers will pay nothing and I will receive nothing. This ensures that projects don’t get only halfway funded and fall through. The other catch is that I have a limited time to reach my goal. I only have the month of August so I need your help spreading the word as soon as possible!
To find out more about my project and watch my video, visit my Kickstarter site at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kendralindell/lucys-milk-a-picture-book-about-a-girl-and-her-cow
Here are some FAQ’s from Kickstarter. More Q and A’s can be found here: http://www.kickstarter.com/help/faq/backers
If you’ve never visited my blog or didn’t know I was writing a book, visit my post to see what I’m doing here to see what this is all about.
So now back to kickstarter… Here are some frequently asked questions you might need to know:
How do I pledge?
To pledge to a project, just click the green “Back This Project” button on any project page. You will be asked to enter your pledge amount and select a reward. From there, you will go through the Amazon checkout process. Note that you must finish the Amazon checkout process for your pledge to be recorded.
If I make a pledge, when is my card charged?
If the project you’re backing is successfully funded, your card will be charged when the project reaches its funding deadline. If the project does not reach its funding goal, your card is never charged. That’s why we call them pledges.
If funding does not succeed do backers pay anything?
Nothing. If funding is unsuccessful, all pledges are canceled and that’s that.
How will project creators get my info (mailing address, T-shirt size, etc.) to deliver rewards?
Project creators will send you an email survey to request any info they need to deliver you and your fellow backers’ rewards, such as your mailing address or other details.
Surveys are sent only after a project has been successfully funded. Some creators send surveys immediately, others wait until they’re ready to deliver rewards. If you think you might have missed a survey email, please log in to your Kickstarter account to check — you’ll see a notification at the top of the site for any missed surveys.
Thanks for joining me along in this journey. Let me know if you have any questions and stay tuned to see how it all works out!