What Authors Need to Know About Crowdfunding Their Book: A Case Study by the Numbers – From Jane Friedman’s blog


crowdfunding by the numbers

Today’s guest post is by James Haight, who is currently awaiting the launch of his debut novel, Jack & Coke, and spends his time helping other authors navigate the crowdfunding landscape at The Book Crowdfunding Academy.


Crowdfunding a book is challenging, time consuming, and requires an author to expend a tremendous amount of social capital. Authors should not take this decision lightly.

I found this out first-hand when I set out to crowdfund my debut novel Jack & Coke. It was a grueling process. Thankfully, by the time it was all said and done, I had exceeded my expectations. As an unknown author, I was able to pre-sell 334 copies of my book, raise $6,475, and bring my book to market. The outcome thrilled me, but it certainly wasn’t easy.

Read the rest of this post HERE.

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