Monday, 2 March 2020
The Future Of My Crowdfunding Campaign
Image courtesy of Lulu Allison, Author of Salt Lick from Unbound
Last week my editor from Unbound contacted me to chat about my campaign. Since it had risen 2% since last October she recommended I take a month to have one last attempt at trying to get pledges or I should close the campaign.
It was a wake-up call. I'd been in crowdfunding denial, pushing this campaign to the back of my mind, hibernation over winter. I was exhausted after a stressful year with my husband being made redundant, relocating to italy, and dealing with all of the bureaucracy of Italian life.
And I was meeting new people, making friends and to be honest, I didn't feel like selling them a book about my sex life when I had only just met them. It was a relief actually not to be out there, sharing this story over and over again on social media.
After I recieved my editors email, I felt really sad. I thought perhaps I'd have to self-publish. But I love what Unbound do, and wasn't quite ready to give up on my dream of a hardback copy of my book, edited by a professional.
So I wrote a few facebook posts, sent a couple of emails and within four days I've had 22 new pledges, and the campaign has risen by 3%!
I don't want to give up yet, but I do need to get out of crowdfunding denial. I have a few ideas of my own, but I'd like to ask for your help, if you have a few minutes in your day to do me a small favour.
It occured to me that since I'm just over 25% funded, that if everyone shared my campaign with 3 people who actually pledged I would be 100% funded!
So could you share my campaign with 3 people? Or even perhaps find 3 people to help fund my campaign?
Any help big or small to help me widen my net of potential pledgers would be very gratefully recieved.
Thanks for reading, and I hope it won't be too long until A Cut in the Brain is in your hands.