I have a project on Kickstarter to raise funds for publishing expenses for my first book. I'm selling signed paperbacks.
Unfortunately, it's just not taking off, so I thought I'd see if you guys have any suggestions as to how I could turn it around. Thanks.
A 1000 dollars isn't actually that a large amount if you add in regular salary for the hours spent on it and material costs. My sister is an artist, so I have a general idea. It all depends on if the artist is (already) able to make a living out of it or not and has made a bit of a name for himself.
I suck at sales, so I can't help either.
I do have other expenses to consider. I would have to pay Kickstarter $50 if the project were successful, and Amazon another $150 or so on top of that. The reason the goal is so much higher than I wanted is that I must also raise money to purchase and ship the very paperbacks that are the backer rewards. That's about half of the $1000 right there. Obviously, if I had $500 I wouldn't have to do this in the first place.
I had not thought of it that way, but if you divided $1000 by the number of hours I've put into this book, it would certainly be below minimum wage.