Are you among the four or five people who haven’t done a Kickstarter yet but are just thinking about it?

C. Spike Trotman has run several Kickstartes herself, and is working on a mini comic (if you call 30 pages a mini comic) with some advice. Four more pages in the link.

Hi, folks. Here’s a five-page preview of a mini I hope to have on sale next week. (People ask me for advice on a weekly basis, anyway; might as well consolidate it all into one handy package.) Stuff I plan to include:
What to ask the printer
How to calculate your goal properly
How to price and sell your books
Good backer bonus ideas
Your Frenemy The Post Office

Along the same lines, Paul Roman Martinez offers 11 Things All Failed Kickstarter Projects Do Wrong

In putting my projects together, I’ve done research into hundreds of campaigns, following them from start to finish, trying to analyze what works and what doesn’t so I can implement those strategies into my own projects. Here are a few of most common mistakes I see people make that hopefully you can avoid. I’ve seen amazing projects fail because they missed a few of the simple things listed here. While no one can guarantee success, I can promise a better chance of reaching your funding goal if you fix these issues in your next project!

If you’re thinking of coing crowdfunding, better bookmark these.


  1. I tracked down Paul Roman Martinez’s site (the link above did not work for me) and he has some really good advice.

    The killer for me is when I see U.S kickstarter campaigns and they will not ship goods outside the U.S.
    Yes, it is additional work to ship a box across a border, but the internet is a global sales tool, so why stay local?

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