Crowdfunding: How to raise money for your book or book project

  • September 10, 2012 · 6:30 PM

Publishing a good book means hiring good people. Hiring good people costs money. More and more authors are using creative ways to fund the costs of their book projects and hiring cover designers, editors, production people, proof readers, and marketers.

Our second Meetup will feature authors and startups who will give you tips on how to raise money for your book project.

Our awesome lineup of panelists:

Sabrina Ricci: Publisher who raised $7500 on Kickstarter.com for her book project.

Kristen Jex: Author who raised over $10,000 for A Concrete Sky on Kickstarter.com

Jesse Potash: Founder of Pubslush.com, crowdfunding platform for books.

Eric Hellman: Founder of Unglue.it, crowdfunding platform for Creative Commons books.

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The NY Self Publishers Meetup is a community of authors, journalists, bloggers, publishers, designers, illustrators, editors, marketers and agents who believe that the old book publishing model is broken.

The meetup is organized by BiblioCrunch, a marketplace that connects authors with the professionals and resources they need to publish their books.

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  • Miral S.

    Hi Everyone! If you came to the last meetup and weren't satisfied, it's free for you to the attend our next one. Just drop me a line and I'll comp you.

    1 · September 26, 2012

    • Angela "Angie" S.

      That's wonderful, Miral! I appreciate that very much. See you in October!

      September 26, 2012

  • D T.

    I agree with Sung Chang's comment.

    September 11, 2012

  • Miral S.

    Hi everyone! Thanks for coming out to the event! We've posted the pictures from last night. Special thanks to our wonderful team of panelists and sponsors! Congrats to Angie Schultz on winning a copy of a Crowdfund It!

    Best,
    Miral Sattar
    BiblioCrunch.com

    1 · September 11, 2012

  • Sung C.

    It was helpful. But presenters should have been more prepared prior to the meeting. Also, I still wonder why it cost $10 for this meeting. I guess without food and just water bottles don't cost that much as compared to other meetup.

    September 11, 2012

  • D T.

    Aye!

    September 10, 2012

  • Miral S.

    We wanna make sure we support authors. So if we get rid of the pizza, we can lower the price. All in favor say, 'Aye!"

    August 22, 2012

    • Lori P

      The reality is, there are hundreds of events-- tech, new media, networking, publishing, etc-- every week throughout the city, that are FREE, or $5.00. Some are sponsored (What a great idea!), some are not. If the $20 cost is primarily the location, then perhaps a less expensive, or free, location can be found. Once was the day when event organizers could present hard-to-learn/find/figur­e-out info, and make money throwing the events. That's cool. But times have changed and there's so much out there now, along with many professionals who are happy to share info and help newbies while networking and adding to their own (ever-the-changing-lands­cape) business, that having to pay $20 for a meetup just isn't necessary.

      Sorry if I sound like I'm lecturing/complaining. Just telling it like it is. If you need a MUCH cheaper location, email me privately. I can give you some suggestions.

      : )

      August 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Aye!

      September 10, 2012

  • Megan

    I'd love to come too, but I am also concerned about the $20.

    August 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    $20 is a bit steep, I could do without the pizza also. It's a nice gesture but I'm pretty picky about my food. 8)

    August 19, 2012

  • Lori P

    $20 seems a bit steep. Frankly, I could do without the pizza... Jus' sayin'.

    August 16, 2012

  • Steve

    My big interest is in Marketing. I have two self-published books, one by LuLu and the recent one an eBook on Smashwords. How do I get the word out? Advertising in the NY Times Book Review is very expensive. Are there people out there who can market my books?

    1 · August 14, 2012

  • Fred H.

    Meant to write exception... below! (I need an editor!)

    August 11, 2012

  • Fred H.

    Would love to attend but twenty bucks is a lot for someone living on a fixed income! $5 is my budgetary limit, I'm sorry to have to say. Is it possible to make an except? (Even The Metropolitan Museum of Art [suggested admission is $25] accepts donations in whatever amount one can afford!) Cheers. Sincerely, Fred

    August 11, 2012

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