I’ve just launched a Kickstarter project to fund the production costs of Imaginable (which include editing, copy editing, cover design, marketing, and publicity) as well as making both Intangible and Imaginable paperbacks available to libraries and bookstores (which they currently are not).
Do you know about Kickstarter? It’s a crowd-funding site where people can support artists of all kinds (musicians, designers, writers, filmmakers, fine artists, actors, etc) by pledging to fund a specific project and in return they get rewards, usually whatever is made by the project. Like if you donate to a musician who’s recording songs, you might get the digital recordings or a signed CD, depending on what reward level you choose. Or if you support a writer who’s putting out a book (ahem), you get a copy of the book. :-)
What’s really cool about Kickstarter is that the artist must set a goal—a specific amount of money they need to raise to make the project happen—and if that goal is NOT met, then no one is charged. So if you pledge to a project that doesn’t meet its goal, you do not pay any money (nor, obviously, do you get the rewards).
So I’m trying to raise money to do all that by offering PRE-ORDERS of Imaginable. This is the only place anyone can pre-order the book…and get a lot of other REALLY cool stuff, depending on what reward level people choose (like t-shirts with the fleur-de-lis, a necklace just like Sera’s or Luke’s, and more!).
I’m excited about having pre-orders before the books is out, since I’m not able to do that through online sellers PLUS I’m excited to reach more people by going through Kickstarter.
SO, what can you do to help? If you don’t want to pre-order, that’s TOTALLY fine. But you can do me a HUGE favor by tweeting, emailing, and Facebooking about my Kickstarter project. Please help me spread the word! Here’s a sample tweet/status update you can use or modify to your liking:
I just saw this great project on Kickstarter. Check it out: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jmeyers/imaginable
So would you? Would you help me spread the word? :-) I’d appreciate anything you could do to help. (THANK YOU!)
Have a great week, everyone!