The Grain Merchant on Kickstarter
The first day I went way out of my comfort zone and did a livestream Launch Party on YouTube. I read excerpts, revealed more of the story, provided historical background, created some character background, and answered questions. It was long and fun. Kickstarter told me I got three new pledges from the video.
The thing about crowdfunding is you need a crowd. I’ve been sharing on social media like twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+.
I sent out notices to my reader list and a special list I created of friends and family. I don’t like overloading my readers with multiple emails but I wish I could notify them every day. Restraint is hard.
What I’ve Learned So Far
You need to believe in the project in order
to put in the hours it takes to create the project and maintain contact with backers.
I love telling people about the project.
I’m enthusiastic about the editor Marcus Trower.
I love how Ryan J. Rhoades of Reformation Designs creates graphics for each novel. I especially love the new cover.
I get backers who are people I don’t know.
Doing a fundraising project is a lot of work.
I’m proud of my book.
Be Part of the Crowd
you can still support the project by pledging a donation. If you like historical mysteries, then go all in and back the project! Choose your reward level and become a backer. See the project here: https://kck.st/2Fc3lJq