So I’ve shoved my Kickstarter project onto the sidelines. I kind of knew it wasn’t going to get anywhere because I wasn’t promoting it nor pitching the hard sell to folks that I knew. The only people that were vaguely interested weren’t familiar with the Kickstarter website, so that was another hurdle for them. I suspect even with 40 days to go my project is going to slip into silence.
I did attract five different advertisers through it though; people who were making me amazing promises that I could get my project funded if I just bought their $20 or $50 or $99 packages. I’m surprised that I was even chased after for my paltry $500 target. Wouldn’t it make more sense for these companies or individuals to hit up people who are trying to crowdfund a much bigger goal? That really surprised me.
In the meantime, I’ve been investigating the possibility of Amazon exclusivity for the Wanderer books – only because it’s so very very difficult to put your books onto free promotions or discounts without it. I’m going to trial a quickie non-fiction book (that I wrote up these past few days on a topic I have a lot of knowledge about) and this book is the reason why I’ve missed my usual once/twice a week blog post. I’ll be trialling it on Amazon’s KDP Select and seeing all the features/abilities I can do with it, that I might miss out on. If I get a good response for this particular book, I might be releasing Wanderer Book One via Select for the first 90 days. Nothing would stop me from taking it out of the program after that.
I’ll let you know the results. Cheers all.