The Heidi Thorne Show

Crowdfunding Your Self Published Book: Crazy or Creative? | Episode 52

October 9, 2018

At a writers' conference, I was shocked to hear that authors were considering crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter) their self published book projects. What? And why? In this episode, I explain what this is all about and question if it's just crazy or creative. I also explain the difference between crowdfunding and crowdsourcing.

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Timestamped show notes (click on timestamp to view that segment on YouTube):

0:13 What got me thinking about crowdfunding for self publishing

1:41 Crowdfunding vs. crowdsourcing

2:43 How crowdfunding is done

3:25 Why would anyone want to fund your book project?

5:09 Why would authors consider crowdfunding a self published book?

7:48 Why you need to do a profit & loss analysis

10:15 Why I probably wouldn't crowdfund a book