DISCLAIMER: This may REALLY not be your thing. Oh well.
I’m a big fan of Neil Gaiman. ( http://www.neilgaiman.com ) From the Sandman comics to American Gods, I really can’t get enough of his writing. When I joined Twitter a couple of years ago, he was one of the first celebrities I ‘followed’….
“It’s awesome that Palmer’s Kickstarter has done so well — but look at what it’s entailed. It’s entailed time, effort, planning and work both backward and forward in time. That currently $439,000 isn’t a windfall for her; it’s a marker of what all that commitment to the work has earned.
If you’re one of the people looking at her Kickstarter money with stars in your eyes and awesome plans of your own in your head, ask yourself first: Have you put in the time? Earned the credibility? Scoped out the financial balance sheet? Made the commitment to fulfill every single thing you have promised?
Palmer has. If you haven’t — on any of this — be aware that your results, shall we say, may vary.”—John Scalzi explains the ups and downs and behind-the-scenes of how you do a successful Kickstarter and what the money means. Whether you’re interested in Amanda’s Kickstarter or not, this one should be required reading for anybody interested in how it works, what it is, and what you want to do if you want the same results… (via neil-gaiman)