First-time authors as well as seasoned ones have successfully raised money through crowd funding. Campaigns have been funded that were as simple as $150 to pay for an inexpensive cover design and as complicated as over $49,000 to publish a coffee table book with glossy, colored pages. The main crowd funding sites used are Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Pubslush , although there are countless others.
Whether the amount is small or large though, crowd funding for a book has some hidden benefits that might be equally or perhaps even more important than raising money to pay for book printing and marketing costs. Consider these:
Benefit No. 1: Connecting with new readers.
Benefit No. 2: Getting your book known on a wider platform.
Book marketing is about finding readers who will be attracted to your book enough to read it. Once you have shared the book with family and friends […]