Is crowdfunding, using sites such as Kickstarter a viable alternative for self-publishers? Crowdfunding is not top of mind for most self-publishing authors, who generally concentrate on Amazon KDP, Createspace, Lulu, Smashwords and Draft2Digital distribution to generate ebook and book sales.
If you are new to self-publishing, avoid making these assumptions, and book marketing mistakes. You have written your book at last, and it is finally available on Amazon, Kindle and all the other retailers. So the next thing to do is open a Twitter account, start a fancy looking Facebook page and perhaps design a new website, and maybe get back
Beware of the scam agents and sharks in self-publishing. Publishing a book today is easy with self-publishing services that are generally offered for free online, or if not free, they are very cheap. This low-cost simplicity, however, has made it a goldmine for shady scam agents and scam publishers to deceive new authors who are trying to get their book
There’s no doubt about the benefits of crowdfunding for authors. It’s a way to raise funds for publishing, collect pre-orders, market a book before it’s published and engage with readers. Every serious author in the publishing world should consider crowdfunding, as a successful campaign proves market viability and helps authors to build a buzz and drive traffic to their book