No Publisher Needed: Author Raises Over $16k in Seven Days for His New Book Series, Before He Even Writes Them
(Press Release) CLEVELAND, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/— What if there was a way to raise money for the book you want to write without having to have a publisher? Jim Kukral did just that.
Jim went direct to his audience with the idea for a new series of books about how to build a business around a lifestyle on the Internet, http://www.businessaroundalifestyle.com. The campaign utilized crowdsourcing to enlist his audience to pre-fund the book series, called "Business Around a Lifestyle." Kukral created a series of monetary pledges ranging from $25, all the way up to $10,000 for sponsorships.
So far, he's raised over $16,000 in seven days of this promotion.
"If a regular guy from Cleveland, Ohio can raise $16,000 in less than a week without a publisher to produce his book, why can't you?" said Kukral, a noted keynote speaker and Web entrepreneur. "Everything else you need to get a great book done can be put together on your own from freelancers. Book covers, editing, proofing, etc. This model means you're essentially pre-selling your book before you even write it, and that's just part of the revolutionary changes coming to the publishing world. The walls are crumbling down, and aggressive and smart entrepreneurs are running through the gates to grab their share of self-publishing gold."
The "Business Around a Lifestyle" book series will encompass three book titles
* Volume 1 will be about teaching you how to re-think what you have
learned that has been holding you back. It will include interviews
with successful lifestyle entrepreneurs and it will motivate you
into beginning your own lifestyle plan.
* Volume 2 is all about how to take the knowledge and passion that
is in your head and turn it into an Internet business of some type.
* Volume 3 is all about building a business in the world of