Kickstarter for Authors
Did you see that Brian Sanderson made oodles of money on his kickstarter campaign? Did you know that other Passionate Ink members have run successful Kickstarter campaigns? Have you tried it? Have you thought about doing a kickstarter campaign to achieve a new goal? Maybe get your audio books started? But you weren’t sure what made the difference between a successful campaign and a non-starter?
Now’s your chance to ask your questions of the person who champions authors using Kickstarter to fund their career dreams!
In this hour-long conversation, Oriana Leckert, Director of Publishing and Comics Outreach for Kickstarter, will lead us through a strategic introduction to the many ways authors can use Kickstarter for their publishing projects.
- What makes Kickstarter different from other crowdfunding platforms—and why that difference matters.
- How to create an effective, compelling campaign page.
- The best ways to reach your audience, build your audience, and promote your project.
Oriana Leckert is the Director of Publishing & Comics Outreach at Kickstarter, where she helps creators bring a marvelous array of literary projects to life. She’s written and edited for Vice, MTV News, Slate, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Atlas Obscura, and many more. Her first book, Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity (Monacelli, 2015), grew out of a multi-year project chronicling the rise and fall of under-the-radar creative places across New York City. Follow her at @orianabklyn on Twitter/Instagram.
All members are welcome to attend. Zoom information will be posted in the forum and on our private Facebook page closer to the event.