Hi M. P. Thanks for the answer -- I would have to agree with you on that advice. I have gotten a much better response from individual messages. It has certainly illuminated for me how much I don’t know about crowd funding, but you learn a little more every day!
Could have sworn I responded to this already. Anyway, big thanks to those that messaged me, and to you, Luke, for your advice; I’ll be sure to check out your book in the next couple of days.
I’m going to give it a good try, but I have practically zero free time at the moment - newborn on the way, etc - so I’m also not going to be too upset if I don’t make the target. I won’t be wasting my time, as I’ll be watching and learning from all you amazing Inkshares authors, and then at least I’ll be better prepared for future ventures.
Thanks again for the advice, and I hope to see you around the site.
Hi guys. I’ve been a fan of the site and it’s concept since I heard about it on the Nerdist podcast a year or so back. Kept popping in every now and again, intending to enter some of my manuscripts in the various contests, but I always got cold feet. Now I’m here as one of the Launch Pad top 75.
I’ve put my excerpt up; created my page and a temporary cover; and set it for pre-orders as part of the competition, but now I only have 90 days to sell my 250 copies, and I feel like I’m totally unprepared. Anyone else from the contest having similar thoughts?
I can make maybe twenty sales from friends and family, but having spent the last few years pouring all my free time into writing, I don’t have much in the way of a social media/online presence.
Do you think I should let this pre-order session run its course and use it as a test run, while concentrating on building a bit of an online name for myself? Or should I try and sell my book at the same time, knowing I probably won’t come close to hitting the goal this time around?
I feel like I might get sales, but not nearly enough, and wouldn’t I then lose their confidence if I didn’t succeed? Also, some people who buy-in the first time around might have lost interest by the time I’m ready for a second attempt.
Anyway, hello again, and cheers for any advice.
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