Saturday, March 12, 2011

An experiment with Kickstarter and audio books

I have recently made the decision to pursue audio book production of my first fantasy novel Union of Renegades. Because this is a full length novel approaching 180,000 words this is not what would be considered an affordable project. Therefore, to try and help pay for creating this audio book I have launched a campaign at Kickstarter.

At Kickstarter, creators seek backers for their projects, like writing novels, producing documentaries, or investigative journalism. Backers make contributions to the projects and get whatever rewards the project creators offer. For example, I have my ebooks and books to offer backers, plus every single backer of my project will get the audio book that I plan to produce.

The hitch with Kickstarter is that it is all or nothing funding. A project has to reach its funding goal or none of the funding goes through. So I'm trying to raise awareness of my campaign. Please let audio book enthusiasts know about my campaign.

Go to Kickstarter to see more about my audio book production campaign.