Friday, April 1

How a writer can make money

It's a good title, but I can't take credit for it. Nathan Bransford, ex-agent and author, launched a week-long series asking: How will authors of the future make money? It's well worth the read.

I had never heard of Kickstarter before. Mur's story about how to use the site to raise money was interesting.

For those of you who don't know what Kickstarter is, this is from their site:

Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.

A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.

All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.

Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse. We hope you agree... Welcome to Kickstarter!
FYI, Nathan Bransford discusses more ways, many more ways, of making money than just Kickstarter. Here's the link.

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