I recently came across a very interesting website called – Kickstarter.
What is Kickstarter – well, here’s what they have to say:
“Kickstarter is the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Every month, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.
All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.
Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse. We hope you agree… Welcome to Kickstarter!”
Honestly, this is very very interesting to me.
Award winning popular podcast author Mur Lafferty wanted to bring her stories to ebook format and asked for a little help doing so. And if you pledge enough, not only do you help out but you also get copies of all her books. She has raised $17,000 – that’s correct seventeen thousand dollars. Holy Smokes!
I also happen to know a young author looking to write his third book who is looking for a little help. Check out his video and see if you’d like to help him out here:
Or try your own project.