Isabella makes it easy to print and deliver your crowdfunded Kickstarter books to your contributors. We recommend contacting our publishing support team as you’re planning your book’s crowdfunding campaign so that we can establish your project details, including book specs and pricing. This allows you to make an informed decision about your fundraising goals, positioning your project for success!
Does crowdfunding books work?
Crowdfunding is a way for people, businesses and charities to raise money. It works through individuals or organizations that donate to various projects in return for a potential profit or reward. Crowdfunding for books is a great option for authors and publishers who have engaged fans that are looking forward to enjoying your book release. Campaigns should be short, specific, and include an exciting video that emphasizes what your book publishing project is all about. You’ll also want to spell out why your project matters, why your readers will love it, and what they can expect after they contribute to your book’s crowdfunding campaign.
How do Kickstarter book projects work?
Authors and publishers raise money and interest ahead of their book release with a campaign page that includes different rewards for various contribution levels. For instance, you might set up your Kickstarter contributor rewards like this:
Contribute $25 — Receive one book copy.
Contribute $50 — Receive one book copy + special 11″ x 17″ poster.
Contribute $100 — Receive two book copies + two special 11″ x17″ posters + author t-shirt.
Contribute $500 — Receive two book copies + two special 11″ x17″ posters + author t-shirt + special thank you in the book credits.
Once your book project is fully funded, you would collect your funds from Kickstarter and hire Isabella to print and ship your books, posters, and author t-shirts to your contributors.