When embarking on his Kickstarter campaign, author Chuck Miller spent a lot of time looking at other campaigns for ideas. He checked all the boxes, from producing videos to getting creative with donor rewards, on his way to achieving his goal.
With patience and commitment, you can find funding for your book. This post has advice on how to pursue grants, crowdfund, enter contests, and freelance your way to funding your book.
For a self-published author, a business plan begins with a mission statement that will help direct your decision making at every stage of the book writing, book promotion, and book selling processes.
By now, you're probably familiar with the concept of crowdfunding. Seeking pre-orders and offering the community you've already built – or are endeavoring to build – the opportunity to get in on the ground level to help fund your project-in-the-making is not exactly a new idea; now the tools to make it happen are now accessible to everyone via the Internet. But there's more to the process than simply extending a virtual hand.
For the June edition of our #BBchat Twitter chat, we asked a few of our authors and literary friends from around the world, including Miral Sattar (CEO of Bibliocrunch) for thoughts on self-publishing budget strategies, as well as tips for trading services and finding freelance help. We frequently hear our author friends asking how to build a budget for their book, and Miral has penned two articles for PBS MediaShift on the subject, one detailing “The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book” and another explaining “How to Self-Publish Your Book on a Budget."
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