Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 23, 2012.

Update #1

Suspending Project

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Hello, friends and well wishers!

I've decided to suspend the Crowdfunding book's project for now, given that it's unlikely to reach its funding goal. I learned an enormous amount in this process, and have terrific ideas about how to build an audience, reshape the project, and launch again.

What I've learned primarily is that the pledge levels were too high for many of you (and many folks who like the project and didn't back it) to recommend to others. The first-degree folks who backed this project (people I know) may be interested in the subject, but are also trying to show support. Folks out a degree or so are much more interested in the tangible deliverable.

I have ideas about retooling this, in part by blogging regularly about crowdfunding and building an audience interested in the topic at my crowdfunding blog. When I relaunch the project, I will take a slightly different approach, and reprice backer rewards to $10 for the ebook and $25 for a paperback book, eliminating several reward levels and the hardcover option. (Backers will still get something special in the paperback book, though, that won't be in the version that I would sell later.)

One learns by acknowledging when things aren't working, figuring out the causes, and trying again. Thanks for all of your support. I'll be back!

103
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    6 backers

    Posts and video excerpts: Get access to blog entries as well as excerpts of the videos that I post from the road as I interview terrifically creative people about how they planned and executed their crowdfunded projects. You'll also be thanked in the book and on the Web site. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September.)

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    8 backers

    Posts and full-length videos: Get access to blog entries as well as full-length videos that I post from the road as I interview terrifically creative people about how they planned and executed their crowdfunded projects. You'll also be thanked in the book and on the Web site. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September.)

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  • Pledge $25 or more
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    68 backers

    eBook: Receive an electronic version of the Crowdfunding book (DRM-free in PDF and EPUB formats) that can be read on all major computer platforms and ereaders. Also get access to full-length videos and blog entries that I post from the road as I conduct interviews. You'll be thanked in the book and on the Web site. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September, with the book targeted for April 2013.)

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    9 backers

    Softcover print book: Receive a softcover edition of the Crowdfunding book, lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings. Also get access to full-length videos and blog entries that I post from the road as I conduct interviews. You'll be thanked in the book and on the Web site. Includes shipping within the United States and Canada. Add $10 for international shipping. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September, with the book targeted for April 2013.)

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    3 backers

    Softcover book plus ebook: Receive both a softcover edition of the Crowdfunding book, lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings and a copy of the ebook edition (DRM-free in EPUB and PDF). Also get access to full-length videos and blog entries that I post from the road as I conduct interviews. You'll be thanked in the book and on the Web site. Includes shipping within the United States and Canada. Add $10 for international shipping. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September, with the book targeted for April 2013.)

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    3 backers Limited (997 left of 1000)

    Limited edition hardcover: Receive a limited-edition inscribed hardcover Crowdfunding book, lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings and a copy of the ebook edition (DRM-free in EPUB and PDF). Also get access to full-length videos and blog entries that I post from the road as I conduct interviews. You'll be thanked in the book and on the Web site. Includes shipping within the United States and Canada. Add $15 for international shipping. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September, with the book targeted for April 2013.)

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    2 backers

    Project patron and five-book bundle: Be thanked in the acknowledgements at the front of the book and on the Web site. A group license for the ebook and five copies of the hardcover edition are included along with U.S. shipping to a single destination. (Add $50 for shipping outside the U.S.) Receive access to blog entries and video as they are posted. (Delivery of this level will be ongoing starting in September, with the book targeted for April 2013.)

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    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    Remote lecture and Q&A: I will deliver a two-hour remote presentation and discussion to anywhere in the world about crowdfunding using advice learned through my interviews via mutually agreed-upon video-sharing software. Includes a group license for the ebook, and 10 copies of the hardcover book mailed ahead including shipping within the U.S. Add $100 for shipping outside the U.S. (Requires scheduling during late 2012 through late 2013; books will be sent when available.)

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    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    On-site lecture and dinner: I will travel at my expense within the continental United States and deliver a 90-minute presentation to a group of your choosing with lessons derived from the book, and then have dinner with anyone who wants to (I'll pay for mine!). Includes a group license for the ebook, and 25 copies of the hardcover edition of the book as well as U.S. postage costs. (If location is more than an hour from a regional airport, please contact me first. Requires scheduling during 2013; books will be sent when available.)

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    On-site consulting: I will travel at my expense within the continental United States to spend a full working day (roughly eight hours) with you or your group to help shape your crowdfunding project. Includes a group license for the ebook, along with 25 copies of the hardcover edition of the book and U.S. postage costs. (If location is more than an hour from a regional airport, please contact me first. Requires scheduling during 2013; books will be sent when available.)

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