The average independent book sells only 200 copies. Why? Usually, because the author doesn’t have the money to afford professionals to make the book into a quality product. Authors need money to get sales and sales to get money. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter are a great way to break the catch 22 of self-publishing while also building a tribe and gauging interest. In this talk, Thomas Umstattd will explain what crowdfunding is and how authors can use it to raise thousands of dollars to afford editing, marketing, and all the other expenses that make books a success. If you have ever felt like you can’t afford independent publishing, this talk is for you.
Thanks to Thomas for his time and the presentation! The original event can be found on Meetup.com.
About Thomas Umstattd Jr.
Thomas Umstattd Jr. built his first website at the age of 13 and taught his first web design class at only 16 years of age. He has been helping authors and small businesses use the web ever since. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. He currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world-changers.