So I've launched my first ever crowdfunding campaign, and yes I am nervous...and excited.
You can find my KickStarter page here if you're keen to get your pre-order straight away.
I've designed the rewards to be very simple, and you can use the following chart to ensure you get the right book.
All print books will come signed by me, and all backers will get their name in the print and ebook. Shipping is not included in the prices, which will be calculated depending on where the book is getting delivered.
*Any pre-order with Mal Winter and the Cloud Runners will include an updated revised version of the book. Although the story and characters will remain the same, the book has been re-edited to read better.
But Danny, why KickStarter?
So, why Kickstarter? What a strange choice it might seem. Well, there are a few reasons.
1) Flexible Preorder Tiers
I wanted a simple platform that would help me take preorders for my new book Mal Winter and the Last Titan. And, there weren't many that would allow me the flexibility I needed to offer the combinations I have. Kickstarter's tiered pledging, allowed me to offer what I thought might be some great ways to get the book.
2) Maximum Reach
Kickstarter is a global platform, which could mean potentially reaching new readers. What Kickstarter does is offer a chance to be seen by not only friends, family, and existing readers, but the world.
3) Better percentages
Amazon has become one of the best channels for my book in recent months, but, in all honesty, they get over half the money. Which is fine, because they're a massive international network. But it also means I typically make less than a dollar a book. (Not complaining, I set the margin really low so it's affordable!) Kickstarter only take a small percentage, so it means I can sell the books for cheaper, and make hopefully more than $1 per book!