kit (mizkit) wrote,

Kickstarter thoughts, part 2

Okay, so incentive levels for a KS campaign:

A number of KS campaigns have lately been running “unlocked rewards”, where if you donate a certain dollar amount it turns out you get something extra spiffy as a surprise. At least, I think that’s how it’s working. What kinds of things do you guys think would qualify as extra spiffy?

There are also frequently limited rewards at higher donation amounts. Aside from my general silly ones ($5000: I will hand-deliver your special-edition signed chapbook to you, $7500: …and sing “You Are The Wind Beneath My Wings”, $10K+: …in public), realistically, what are good rewards for high donation amounts? I mean, really, if somebody donated $10K I’d write them a damned book of their own (or I suppose if several people formed a coalition I’d write the collective them a book if their own), but a book doesn’t have the interior artwork to shuffle off that a comic or game might, so I start reaching for “and I’ll write another short story!” pretty fast…

Speaking of which, at Fred’s suggestion: one of the things that makes KS fun is instant gratification. So I’m thinking the bonus Moment The Campaign Ends thing would be a Gary short story landing in donators’ mail boxes to tide them over a bit for the interminable wait until April 15. Yes/No?

Buying in: I’ve noticed that on many KS campaigns if you donate, say, just $1, you get acknowledged but nothing more. I’d probably set a $5 buy-in level for the novella (based on an eventual Kindle price of $2.99 and two Gary short stories at $.99 each. Yes/No?

*Assuming* we reach heady heights and get to the chapbook level of donations–how do I handle this one? It’s got to be a higher minimum buy-in than just the novella, and I’ve got to always consider international postage for shipping them out. So do I set one of the rewards at “& If We Hit $N, At This Buy-In Price You Get The Chapbook Too”? Or does that just screw people if we don’t hit the chapbook level?

Baby’s awake so I must go, but please, give me thoughts!

(x-posted from the essential kit)

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