30 March 2014 | 14 Comments
My literary agent asked me today to write a short biography and notes about my blogging platform so we can share that information with potential publishers for my Kickstarter book. When I finished the list, I thought it might be neat to share it with all of you.
Now, I don’t think this list necessarily contains the best or most important Kickstarter blog posts–that would be a more subjective list. This is a strictly data-driven list. But it might be helpful for other creators to see this, not just for the information on the posts, but also to help other creators figure out what readers like to read. My biggest takeaway is that people like to read about results and mistakes–they like humility and hard data.
- How to Provide “Free” Shipping Worldwide on Kickstarter: A Comprehensive Guide (11,680 views)
- Kickstarter Lesson #1: Starting and Submitting Your Project Page (4,846 views)
- 5 Kickstarter Mistakes We Made on Euphoria That You Can Avoid (and 1 Regret) (3,312 views)
- Kickstarter Lesson #12: Shipping (3,093 views)
- 5 Kickstarter Mistakes We Made That You Can Avoid (2,887 views)
- Kickstarter Lesson #8: Reward Levels (2,677)
- How to Overfund Your Kickstarter Campaign: Part 1 (2,642 views)
- Kickstarter Lesson #39: Anatomy of a Great Kickstarter Page (2,396 views)
- The Results of Euphoria’s Money-Back Guarantee (2,368 views)
- Kickstarter Lesson #4: Accounting and Finances (2,200 views)
In the spirit of gathering data, if you could take 2 seconds to answer the following survey, I would greatly appreciate it. We think publishers might be interested in the answer to this question. Keep in mind that the main reason I’m pursuing traditional publishing for my Kickstarter book is that I would like to reach a much broader audience than I currently have. I cherish all of you who read and comment on this blog, and I’m thankful that you found it, but there are tons of people with Kickstarter dreams who haven’t discovered this blog yet. My hope is that the book will help reach them too.
The book won’t follow the same format of these lessons–rather, it’s more anecdotal, like me telling you my Kickstarter story over dinner, subtly sprinkling in lessons, data, and fine wine along the way.