Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Kickstarter Question for you
A Question for anyone who is, has, or may in the future contribute to Kickstarter campaigns. Let's say, hypothetically speaking, I am raising funds to finish and print a hardcover book, to be released next year. Also, there is a publisher, who will be distributing the book to retail outlets afterwards (without the Kickstarter funds, this likely won't happen). The cover price in stores for the book will be $25. Here's the question: Through Kickstarter, would you pay $30? As an extra incentive, each copy would include a custom signed/numbered bookplate, and a digital PDF copy. To be clear there would be no $25 level to get the book, 30 is the cheapest you could get the physical book through Kickstarter. There would be a lower tier for just the PDF. Would you do it? Would you be okay with that, even if you, several months later, saw the bookplate-less edition sitting in the store for $5 cheaper? Please, let me know in the comments. Thank you!