New hope for starving writers.
Do you survive off ramen noodles?
Do you wash and reuse your zip lock bags?
Do you buy wine that comes in Tetra Pak?
You could get a late night part time job, but instead you devote all your free time to writing. You have several books and ideas for books you hope you can self-publish before you hit menopause. The only prob is that you have no money for the editor, the cover designer, the digital marketer, and the publicist to make your dream of becoming a writer a success.
My series, The Sculptor of New Hope, is nearly complete. All I need are the benjamins to give to my editor so that she can polish them up for me. All I need are some $$$ to design the stunning covers I envision for each book. All I need are some dolla dolla bills ya’ll so I can hire a kickass publicist to make people aware of this crazy Christa with her crazy Polish surname who writes crazy books on a crazy mountain in Panama.
There’s only one setback.
I don’t mind being financially challenged. I’m not missing anything important. My life is wealthy and overflowing with all the elements my poor, starving Bohemian heart craves: poetry, beauty, strife, travel, and romance. I probably would try to make money if I thought it would make me happy, but I already know that it won’t. However, cash does come in handy at times, like now when I need to pay someone to help me finish my books.
Then, as if the gods heard my whining, I was contacted this week by a nice lady named Sara from a new website called Pubslush. It’s a crowd funding site just for literary projects. Yes! For writers!
From the Pubslush website:
“A niche crowdfunding platform.
With our specialized focus on the literary world, Pubslush is able to cater our services to authors, publishing professionals and literary trendsetters.”
Don’t you love niches? Me too. And literary trendsetters? That’s what I’m all about!
Pubslush’s platform is loaded with tools to help market and analyze. Not only can writers raise funds, they can collect pre-orders and conduct “comprehensive pre-publication marketing campaigns.” The digital marketer in me loves all the technical stuff, and just to ease my bleeding heart, which will no doubt feel guilty for taking donations, part of Pubslush’s proceeds go to fighting illiteracy in poor countries.
So, to follow the KDP Experiment, my next mad exploration will be into the world of crowd funding for The Sculptor series. Stay tuned for the tips and tricks I learn as I create, market, and hopefully succeed in my literary crowd funding campaign.
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Have you tried crowd funding?
Have you tried Pubslush?
Got any tips for fellow writers?
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