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03 October 2011 @ 12:13 pm


Kickstarter says that 70% of projects that are 30% funded in the first 48 hours will succeed.

“No Dominion” currently stands at just shy of 150% funded after 48 hours. Presumably if we extrapolate from this, there’s a fair chance of reaching the astounding $12K mark which would get a limited edition trade paperback for the Kickstarter backers. That would be very cool, and I’m very interested to see how it goes. :)

At the moment, backers have commissioned the following:

- “No Dominion”, a novella about Gary Muldoon, due April 15

- a “thank you for supporting this Kickstarter campaign, here’s something to tide you over til April 15″ Gary short story, due November 15

- a totally unplanned bonus short story for funding the campaign in the first 24 hours, due, um, between November 15 and April 15 O.O

The campaign is less than $200 away from earning a second Gary story for all backers subscribing at $10 or more.

Nevermind in terms of dollar amount, which is obviously already a runaway success: this is also the most successful crowdfund I’ve run in terms of number of backers. 192 people have supported this campaign in the first 48 hours, which is 5 more than bought into the “Year of Miracles” crowdfund event–which ran for six weeks, and it’s something like 50 more than the Old Races Short Story Project, which has been running since January of this year. It seems there’s something to the Kickstarter aspect of getting the word out. (Either that or the Walker Papers are really much, much more popular than the Old Races…)

Anyway, thank you. This is really cool, and I’m really excited about it, and I promise I’ll stop going on about it quite so much now. At least for a little while. :)

eta: HOLY CRAP $6K AND THEN SOME *falls over*

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Geek of Weird Shit: statlerwaldorfgows on October 3rd, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Nah, keep going on. I keep obsessively refreshing the KS site on my phone and squealing with delight. :)
kitmizkit on October 3rd, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
*laughs* You mean I'm not the only one doing that? :)
Geek of Weird Shitgows on October 4th, 2011 02:12 am (UTC)
Guess not. :D
mikaela_lmikaela_l on October 3rd, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
I do that too! :)
Chrysoulachrysoula on October 3rd, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Me too. :-)
Cyrano: Ahoy! (Klae)cyranocyrano on October 3rd, 2011 12:47 pm (UTC)
I have not yet started the Old Races stories myself, so with a data set of one I say there could be something to the 'people don't know about this series yet so they don't get behind it' theory.
kit: negotiatormizkit on October 3rd, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
Possibly! Luna says the Negotiator Trilogy's sales weren't as good, though I think that's sort of misleading; they did very well out of the gate, but also went to mass market 6 months after the 3rd book came out, unlike the Walker Papers, where even COYOTE DREAMS had like a year or possibly 18 months before they came out in mass market. But perhaps splitting hairs doesn't matter and people just aren't as familiar with them, yeah.
Axisor: Krosp and Cubeaxisor on October 3rd, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Do you ever get a look at how the audio books sell on each series?

I know that I gave the Negotiator's Trilogy in audio a try because of the Walker Papers.... I also know i gave the walker papers a try because Urban Shaman was in a 9.95 Romance sale for V-day one year and it was cheaper than the print edition at the time....

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kitmizkit on October 3rd, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
If you need to, we can arrange other, er, arrangements. :)
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kitmizkit on November 13th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you!
axisor on October 3rd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
NOte to self -- still need to sign up for Old Races Short Story Project when I get home.....

and wasn't there another project before Year of Miracles? I was pretty sure I couldn't do YoM because of the job market (and my flailing status in it) but that I did do a project before it... crap.... i think that story might....

oh good -- it is in my inbox history (opposed to having been eaten by my laptop). Hot Times in the Old Town tonight....

How did Hot Times do, response wise?
elektra_helektra on October 4th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
'Ya know we'd support you no matter how you put things together . . . but kickstarter is high profile--and getting moreso every day. Once you're there they make it so easy to support other similar projects--you may be getting support from folks who aren't reading your blog or your newsletter, just your books. Maybe.

OTOH, I have no idea how much it cuts into your profit to use it . . .

So very glad it's doing so well!
Harold Zablehzatz on October 4th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Apparently, you are undervaluing your work. Substantially.

May this lesson be helpful for you in the future.