Kickstarter hits the $100 million mark for publishing projects

Kickstarter PublishingCrowdfunding platform Kickstarter has collected more than $100 million for publishing projects since its launch in 2009. These projects are anything from comics to serious novels and from journalism to podcasts. Not just writers use Kickstarter to get their projects on to market, also publishers and print companies do so.
Kickstarter has been used for new publications, but also reprints. A few of the top projects are The Lost Poems of Pablo Neruda which collected a whopping 103,000US$ and Black, a graphic novel about a world in which only African-Americans have superpowers.
The success rate for publishing projects lies around 30%, but it is well worth a try if all other options are unsuccessful. Kickstarter has the added bonus that, if your project is successful you immediately have a minimum number of prints and you start with a dedicated number of fans. These fans can help you get more readers with their social media network.



Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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