The Kickstarter Thread
This is for those who have done successful Kickstarter campaigns or who are considering a Kickstarter in the near future.
I've been advised by someone that I trust that I should start with a digital-only Kickstarter and add in a book as a stretch goal if I go well beyond my modest goal.
I'm reluctant to go this route, as much as it makes sense, because, well, I'd never pledge for a digital-only Kickstarter. I like having the book in my hands. Plus, what of all the people who pledge for the digital version (and merchandise, and becoming a character in the story) when the book gets added? Are they expected to change their pledges to the book category?
The problem here is that doing a digital-only Kickstarter would have a modest goal, while a book Kickstarter would be five figures.
Another plus for digital is that we'd be able to do a chapter at a time, whereas the book would take over a year to finish.