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Do I Need a Graphic Designer for My Kickstarter Picture Book Page?

Do I Need a Graphic Designer for My Kickstarter Page?

When you start to think about what you will need to set up your Kickstarter picture book campaign page, perhaps the cover of your book is the only image that you think you need. You definitely need the book cover so potential donors have an idea of what your book looks like.

If you are not an illustrator or a graphic designer, you will need to hire someone to create your book cover. But that’s not all. Continue reading Do I Need a Graphic Designer for My Kickstarter Picture Book Page?

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Can I Fund My Own Kickstarter? No and Yes…

Can I Fund My Own Kickstarter? Yes and No...

This is actually a more complicated question than it seems. Technically, you as the creator, can NOT contribute to your own Kickstarter project. You will notice that you can not access the Rewards buttons through your Kickstarter account.

However … a family member such as a spouse or child CAN contribute to your campaign. All they need is their own Kickstarter account. What more is that anyone can change the reward level dollar amount to whatever $ they desire. They can also increase the donation at any point during the campaign before it closes. Continue reading Can I Fund My Own Kickstarter? No and Yes…

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What Is Kickstarter and How Does It Work?

How To Run a Successful Kickstarter Campaign
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform focused on creativity that helps bring creative projects such as picture books, film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more to life. It’s an All Or Nothing model. If the project does not reach its funding goal, the donors do not make a payment.
This is a different model from another crowdsourcing platform, Indigogo, which gives you the money that was pledged even if you don’t reach your goal. Indigogo is more focused on entrepreneurs for early adopters and innovation seekers to find new tech before it hits the mainstream.

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2 Competitions to Get Your Picture Book Published

2 Competitions to Get Your Picture Book Published

Reading Life Writing Contest

Win 10,000 dollars for your picture book manuscript! Peter H. Reynolds is one of the judges.

The winners will have the opportunity to sign publishing contracts with the sponsors to publish the manuscripts in different languages. Each winner will be required to agree that sponsors have a one-year priority option to publish the winner’s manuscript to receive the cash prize. Continue reading 2 Competitions to Get Your Picture Book Published

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Is My Picture Book Manuscript Ready?

Is My Picture Book Manuscript Ready?

I wanted to share my Kickstarter experience for anyone who wants to get their picture book published, so let’s start at the very beginning … is my picture book manuscript done?

Like any creative artistic expression, that’s a tricky question. My advice would be to get a few people to critique your work. Here are a few inexpensive resources to get started. Continue reading Is My Picture Book Manuscript Ready?