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My friend Holly ([personal profile] hollymath) is writing a book about being an immigrant. Holly has lived in the UK for many years as an immigrant and has written poignant posts on the subject, as can be seen the foreignness tag on her DW.

The Kickstarter for her book, Duel for Citizenship, can be found here. The target goal is just over the cost of an individual adult UK citizenship application, which will be £1005 as of 6 April 2016. Most levels of support include a copy of the book as an incentive.
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[personal profile] aldersprig
Mobbing Midnight Kickstarter is live! An anthology of crow stories, sharp and magical.

Crows are peppered through world mythology and folklore- sometimes serving as a sign of ill luck, other times a trickster.

From American crows to hooded and carrion crows, pied crows to jungle crows- they come in as many shapes and in as many environments as we can dream up.

I have a special connection to this kickstarter: not only is my story in there, but the stories of several of my friends are, as well.

Check it out!
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[personal profile] hatman
[ profile] mizkit, a professional author I like who has run a couple of successful crowdfunding campaigns, has another running right now. Her LJ post today about the author's side of things seemed like it might be of interest to the group. How hard do you push? How do you get the word out to those who might be interested without driving others away? Questions without clear answers.

(The current project, The Redeemer Chronicles, is for a novel described as a cross between Rosie the Riveter and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's an ensemble cast urban fantasy centered on a WWII-era pinup girl. With some socio-economic subtext thrown in.)
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[personal profile] hatman
Just came across this project, via Project Gutenberg. It's a Kickstarter that's not just for entertainment!

Library For All is attempting to create a digital library of educational materials for the developing world. They're helping to build physical schools which will have internet access and cheap tablet e-readers. The idea is to level the playing field (or at least move towards a more level playing field). To give kids up-to-date and clearly legible textbooks, access to stories and creative works, and a hands-on understanding of technologies many of us take for granted.

Oh, and pledges are tax deductible.
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[personal profile] hatman
I know, I posted about this already. I hope it's okay to repost. I don't plan on spamming these communities. I just wanted to try asking one more time. There are some updates and stuff.

The Goblins Card Game Kickstarter is going along very nicely. Already triple funded. I hear they're considering adding some new rewards (digital goodies and stuff for even the lower tiers), but we'll have to see how that goes.

Here's the thing: If they can hit 4000 backers, they'll send Thunt, the author of Goblins, to NY ComicCon. Thunt is a very cool guy. I'm lucky to be able to call him a friend. But he lives all the way up near Vancouver, 3000 miles away. I don't get to see him often. (Disabilities + Internet = awesome friends around the globe + very little chance to hang out with any of them in person.) If you can help the project hit 4000 backers (by chipping in even just a dollar or two, and maybe asking friends who can spare it to do the same), you'll be doing me a personal favor.

I should also mention that the game, which looks like a lot of fun, is explained better now. There's a new video on the Kickstarter page, under "description of gameplay." Evertide Games is still fairly new at this Kickstarter thing, but they're listening to the fans and responding. And they've clearly put a lot of love and meticulous care into the game. Not just in keeping it true to the comic, but in striving to create a game that will be so fun to play on its own merits that it will be able to draw in new fans and readers.

So check it out. If you haven't already, give Goblins Comic a look. It's an engaging story with a wide cast of developed characters and a good blend of humor, action, drama, and strong character moments.
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[personal profile] hatman
Girl Genius Kickstarter was incredibly successful, and I'm really happy to see that. But now it's time for another webcomics Kickstarter! (I don't know of any others coming up that I'm really excited about, so I won't be spamming the comms. Don't worry.)

The Goblins Comic card game Kickstarter is live!

The Goblins comic is awesome. Thunt is awesome. Evertide games is awesome. The game looks awesome. They've put in a lot of cool things. It's clear that they love the game more than anyone. They've been very cool in reaching out to fans. And they've been very good to Thunt, which gets big points in my book.

So check it out. If you can, chip in. It should be a lot of fun, and it's cool to support such awesome people.
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[personal profile] hatman
Hi there, [community profile] crowdfunding crowd. I'm Paul. I'm a donor. I enjoy crowdfunding because I like helping make good things happen. Really, it's the best feeling in the world. It's also cool to be a part of a larger project. And seeing regular people come together to make possible what established structures can't or won't support. It can also be a great way for a reader to give back to the creators.

In the past, I've supported campaigns to help spread science education and enthusiasm about science, create a documentary about Israeli and Palestinian children learning to dance together and overcome prejudices in the process, online friends make it through lean times, charitable organizations expand and spread the word, build and publicize the "Ground Zero Mosque" (which is not at Ground Zero and is not a mosque), build a statue of Robocop in Detroit, publish books that I'd like to read, and more.

Two of my all-time favorite webcomics are running Kickstarter campaigns. One is about to end, and the other is about to begin.

First up, Girl Genius.

The Girl Genius Kickstarter ends this week. It's blown through two batches of stretch goals and is steaming ahead to the final one. Pledge now, and you'll receive PDFs of the entire run, including plenty of bonus content. If you've never read the comic, I guarantee it's worth it. If you have read the comic, it's a great way to reread, refresh your memory, and relive the awesomeness.

They're at about $284k now. If they can hit $300k, they'll be able to hire someone to help manage the business. Which means expanding into new territory. Which means even more Girl Genius awesomeness making the world more awesome with the power of its awesome. I really want to see that happen. Because it would be awesome.

Meanwhile, Goblins has hit some snags lately. They had to part with their publisher/webhost and it got kind of messy for a while there. But Thunt, being a better man than I (which I do not say often or lightly), has refused to badmouth the other side, has publicly apologized for his part of the stressful and difficult situation, and has called for his fans to stay positive.

The Goblins/Evertide Games Kickstarter, which was delayed due to the whole kerfuffle, starts Monday. It's for a card game based on the comic. And it looks really cool. So keep an eye out for that.

(Crossposted to my journal and [community profile] webcomics.)
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[personal profile] moonvoice
I am contributing some original art to a crowdfunded book by the name of Losing Altitude,
which draws much needed attention to the plight of Endangered and Critically Endangered birds.
I am in the company of many wonderful artists, and it would be wonderful
if you could contribute to this project.
There will be hard-cover and soft-cover versions, with wonderful full bleed artwork and infographics, and depending on how much you pledge
you can get one with some extra awesome goodies.
Or you can just give a few dollars and wait for the book to come out! :)


Two of my pieces in the book:

Swift Parrot

Photo and scan under the cut. )

Puerto Rican Amazons

Photo and scan under the cut. )
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[personal profile] meeks
The big news from this weekend is that Lorelei's kickstarter project has exceeded its goal! Many, many thanks to everyone who has supported us! We have enough now for a basic print run, but the project is open until February 11, and we can still use all the pledges we can get! Additional funds will go toward shipping your rewards, better quality printing, and book promotion.
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[personal profile] meeks
It was an exciting weekend for the Lorelei kickstarter project! After a strong start, pledges had tapered off considerably, as often happens toward the middle of this kind of project. As of Friday it was halfway through the allotted time, and just 36% of the way to its goal. It didn't go up by much on Saturday, and Mike and I were getting just a teensy bit nervous.

Well, on Saturday night, a patron who chooses to remain anonymous contacted us with a generous offer: they will match all pledges and increases in pledges made in the next week, up to a total of $3000. The announcement yesterday morning prompted a flurry of activity, and I'm happy to say that we are back on track! Sunday saw an increase of over $1600, and the current total stands at $5104 out of $9000. That means we need just a little over one thousand dollars in new pledges over the rest of this week to make it to our goal!

In related news, Lorelei's friend Tanuki Jiro now has his own facebook page! Lorelei herself also has a page, in case you haven't seen it. :)

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[personal profile] meeks
The Kickstarter project for Lorelei has a Dream has now raised $2931, from 62 backers. Sincere thanks to everyone who has pledged so far, and to everyone who has helped spread the word! We still have $6069 to go, and 19 days to do it in so please keep sharing the link!

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[personal profile] meeks
Regular visitors to mikaspace may recognize Lorelei the bespectacled bibliophile hedgehog. The first story book featuring the prickly little heroine has been available as a pdf ebook for awhile, but after several months of planning, [ profile] ego_sideways and I have begun a kickstarter campaign in the hope of funding a print edition.

We're happy to offer rewards to all our backers, including e-books (which will soon be available in iBooks and Kindle Fire compatible versions), signed first editions, Lorelei puppets, custom artwork, and author readings!

Dreamwidth won't let me embed a video without a paid account, so please click on the cover image for more info:

For those of you who prefer to try before you buy, you can also read the complete story online at !

Feedback and signal boosting are greatly appreciated, so please check it out, even if you can't afford to donate!
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[personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
 This publisher, Double Feature Press, has set up a Kickstarter project to fund a series of half-and-half books featuring two authors.  Genre focus is "science fiction, strange tales, and horror" -- the kind of stuff you'd see at a drive-in movie, basically.


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Crowdfunding: Connecting Creators and Patrons

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