08Dec12: My Kickstarter book crowd-funding campaign is LIVE!

December 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you don’t know, Kickstarter is a website that enables aspiring artists, musicians, filmmakers, inventors, etc., to submit their project ideas and funding needs to the general public, with donors receiving some value in return, often the product that is being funded.  The catch is that unless the entire budget is raised, the campaign sponsor receives nothing.  You can raise more than your target amount, but not less.  If the campaign is successful, Kickstarter and Amazon (payment transactions) keep about 10% of the funds raised.

Last week I submitted to Kickstarter my plan to crowd-fund the work I need to do to finish up the e-book I’ve been working on, about Shayna.  I also produced the above, short promotional video about the book, which they indicated are very helpful in these types of campaigns.

The basics of my Kickstarter campaign are (a) I am seeking to raise $15,000 to enable me to work for about 4 months to finish writing and editing the book and get the technical help I need to stitch it all together into a nice e-book package, and (b) donors of $10 or more will receive a free copy of the e-book.

Yesterday, Kickstarter approved and published my campaign.   Here’s what the campaign page looks like to the casual observer (highlighted by me for convenience):

If you believe in this project and would like to see it succeed, please consider donating, and/or forwarding this link on to others:

“Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons From A Miracle Dog” by Jon Sutz — Kickstarter

Thanks for your consideration.

Filed in: Life with Shayna, Status of the book

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