Kickstarter update: 130% funded, approaching first stretch goal!

  • Posted on: 12 January 2013
  • By: MeiLin

The Kickstarter is plugging along. It's just shy of $2000, and the first stretch goal is at $2500. That's a new story in the Drifting Isle universe for all contributors. At $4000 I'll be able to outright hire an audiobook narrator and give everyone at $45 and over a copy of the finished book. Yay! I really prefer hiring narrators outright; with revenue share, the narrator is taking a real risk.

Some interesting trends emerging in this round. About forty percent of purchasers this time around are coming from Kickstarter itself, as opposed to my already-established fan base. I don't recognize all the names. That means I'm actually getting some exposure from Kickstarter as well as the presale monies. Last time, for reference, less than twenty percent of presales came from Kickstarter's pages, even though both times I've been a Staff Pick. TMG was a Staff Pick almost from day one, which makes me wonder if some over there reads me. Smile

The Kickstarter runs through January 28th. There are two more opportunities to name a minor character after yourself or someone you care about, plenty of coffee packages, and more. Everyone's favorite seems to be the entire set of ebooks for $25. Thanks to everyone for contributing, and don't forget to share it with your reading friends!

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