The Journal: A 20-Million Dollar Kickstarter Campaign

In today’s Journal

* Quote of the Day
* A 20-Million Dollar Kickstarter Campaign—in Fiction
* Of Interest

Quote of the Day

“Kickstarter for all sizes has now officially become a great place to start the sales of your new book. Even if you get just a few hundred, or five hundred, or a thousand, it is still money and readers you didn’t have before.” Dean Wesley Smith

A 20-Million Dollar Kickstarter Campaign—in Fiction

A very short post today to pass along what is, to me, very exciting news. According to DWS, Brandon Sanderson’s second kickstarter is about to surpass the 20-million dollar mark, making it the largest Kickstarter ever. And it’s in the Fiction category.

So there’s the real excitement. Sanderson is helping all fiction writers by “proving to readers that they can find really fun and original books on Kickstarter. He is helping us all by breaking the ice.”

I can’t strongly enough recommend this article. See “Brandon Sanderson’s Second Kickstarter” at

This is a little confusing, because on the free “Kickstarter Best Practices for Fiction Writers” workshop on Teachable it mentions, in a special section on Sanderson, his first four Kickstarter campaigns. But whatever.

For whatever reason, apparently Coleman didn’t publish his book widely. I was unable to find even a mention of it on Amazon. But if you go to and sign up—again, it’s absolutely free—you can get his book on crowdfunding piecemeal.

If this (making money with your fiction) interests you at all, I recommend it.

Talk with you again soon.

Of Interest

Nothing today.

Disclaimer: In this blog, I provide advice on writing fiction. I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. To be crystal clear, WITD is not “the only way” to write, nor will I ever say it is. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among myriad other topics.