Thank you so much! And here's the first stretch goal!
Dear wonderful Kickstarter Secrets backers!
You're amazing. We hit our goal of $2000 today -- just seven hours into the campaign! Thank you so much! I'm writing this book! And now we have the chance to make it even more awesome!
I'm thrilled to announce that our stretch goals will feature special interviews with five amazing creators with tremendous Kickstarter experiences -- Amy Chu, Drew Westphal, Jimmy Palmiotti, Hope Nicholson, and C. Spike Trotman! If we hit our targets, these interviews will be incorporated into the final book to shed much more light on certain subjects that I can't wait to learn more about myself. Without further ado, here's the first of the stretch goals:
If we reach $3000, I'll interview AMY CHU and DREW WESTPHAL!
Amy Chu funded her two GIRLS NIGHT OUT comics anthologies through Kickstarter. When people ask me how to break in to comics, I point to Amy, who started as an unknown a few years ago, built her skills and reputation step by step, and now is working on projects like POISON IVY for DC and DEADPOOL and ANT-MAN for Marvel. I can't wait to talk to her about how she built the network to fund her Kickstarters and what kind of advice she has for creators at the start of their careers.
Drew Westphal is the logistical genius who kept the wheels on the bus during the CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD Kickstarter, coordinating the production of special rewards, finding and managing vendors, and creating the digital infrastructure for organizing addresses, generating mailing lists, and distributing digital rewards. He'll shed light on all of the nuts and bolts of running a campaign and probably remind me of a bunch of my mistakes. ;-) Drew works with with a number of artists on custom direct-to-fan sales, customer service, fulfillment and logistics. He is also a partner in the annual JoCo Cruise, which sets sail on March 4, 2017 out of San Diego, CA.
Right now we're at $2471. Just over $500 more and we'll be able to add Amy and Drew to the book. Please do feel free to share the Kickstarter with your friends and help bump us up to the next level! Here's the direct link again:
Thanks so much and all the best!