The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs

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The Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs

Don Steinberg

So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There's just one catch: You need $100,000 to finance your dreams, and your checking account has barely enough to cover next month's rent.

Enter Kickstarter—a phenomenal "crowdfunding" website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. On Kickstarter, it's not uncommon for folks to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or even millions!

Want a piece of the action? In The Kickstarter Handbook, business writer Don Steinberg interviews dozens of people who have—no kidding—raised at least $100,000 on Kickstarter. You'll learn all the strategies of an effective Kickstarter campaign. You'll learn the perils and pitfalls that have dashed many a dream. And you'll learn what to do in the event of a best-case scenario—when your product goes viral and suddenly the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here's how to be one of them.

This book is available for purchase.