The Kickstarter Handbook by Don Steinberg
Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

...The Kickstarter Handbook should be read by anyone contemplating a Kickstarter campaign. Wed the lessons of this book to the unique creativity that most in the arts possess and chances of success increase exponentially.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

So you want to produce a short film. Or design a new line of jewelry. Or manufacture a revolutionary solar-powered garden sprinkler. There’s just one catch: You need $100,000 to bankroll your dream, and your checking account has barely enough to cover the rent.
 
Enter Kickstarter.com—the phenomenal “crowdfunding” website launched in 2009 that brings venture capital to the masses. At Kickstarter, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to raise $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, or more. All you need is a great idea—and The Kickstarter Handbook.
 
Business journliast Don Steinberg has interviewed dozens of artists and inventors who launched their passion projects online. Through their voices, you’ll explore all the strategies of a successful Kickstarter campaign. You’ll learn the elements of a compelling Kickstarter video, innovative ways to market your projects, tips for getting donors onboard, and the secrets of irresistible Kickstarter “rewards.” You’ll also discover what to do in a best-case scenario—when your project goes viral and the cash starts flowing in. On Kickstarter, it happens to a few lucky visionaries every week. Here’s how to be one of them.
 

About Don Steinberg

See more books from this Author
Don Steinberg has written for New Yorker, GQ, Harper's, the Wall Street Journal and a host of other national publications. He has also worked as senior editor for Inc. magazine and a staff writer for the business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He lives in the Philadelphia area.
 
Published August 14, 2012 by Quirk Books. 224 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Kickstarter Handbook
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Ted Sturtz on Sep 18 2012

...The Kickstarter Handbook should be read by anyone contemplating a Kickstarter campaign. Wed the lessons of this book to the unique creativity that most in the arts possess and chances of success increase exponentially.

Read Full Review of The Kickstarter Handbook: Rea... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books

Reader Rating for The Kickstarter Handbook
85%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 65 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review