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After a somewhat longer than intended break, Live and Sassy is back! In the first episode of Season 2, we talk all things Kickstarter.

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We hope you enjoy the podcast, and hope to take much less time to get the next episode out to you all.


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  • By Josh Gentry (@joshagentry) on 1 July 2012 at 2:21 am

    Interesting to hear publishing professionals discuss this topic.

    Most Kickstarter campaigns I’ve seen for books are not straight pre-sales. They are a fascinating mix of pre-sale and patronage. You are helping make something happen that wouldn’t, otherwise. You get to feel like you are a part of creating something cool. And as a result, you kick in more than you would pay for a straight pre-sale.

    Also, a big chunk of the money raised usually comes from a few big ticket rewards that are far beyond pre-sales.

    It’s very cool. Does it change publishing? It allows lots of small projects to get done that wouldn’t get done based on profit and loss. This is cool. Is it a game changer for publishing, probably not.

    A different question might be, could green-lighting of a project based on Internet pre-sales be a game changer for publishing? Maybe? Might we see a model where publishers say, “We’ll publish this book if we get N pre-orders at normal rettail price?” Could you see Twelfth Planet Press doing that?

  • By Alisa on 1 July 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I’m really not sure at this stage. I think I’m still really sounding out the possibilities of this sort of a model and means to fund projects. I’m definitely watching and taking notes and seeing where things go.

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