Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: Raising Big Bucks in 30 Days (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget)

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About Patrice Williams Marks

"I've been a writer since age 6 when I pinned the wildly successful (in my own mind) THE DAY SNOOPY GOT MARRIED. My teacher was so impressed that she shared it with the entire school staff. Unfortunately, I never got it back!

I've written over 10 screenplays; some of which have been optioned. Hoping one will make it to the big screen some day. I invision Universal's spinning globe, with it's majestic horns announcing the opening of the film ... my film. Gives me chills.

I've written and directed a few short films, "STRINGER," about a rogue photog on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and "F-HARMONY"; a funny spin on the dating site with an unexpected twist at the end. I've written and produced a short stage play, as well as founded "two film festivals. I've also written and produced two book trailers; one of which is for this story.

After reading short stories from Derek Haas' (bad-ass, big time screenwriter and producer/creator of Chicago Fire) website, aptly called "Popcorn Fiction," (where he features short stories from writers), I decided to give it a go.

I came up the idea of marrying 1940's Film Noir with Sci-Fi and ended up with "The Unfinished." Love the idea of taking a character out of one world and implanting them in another... known as "fish out of water" story.

From all the positive responses from my book, I've decided to write the full novel and have included the first few pages in this book.

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All the best,
Patrice

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Keywords: film noir, crime, true crime, detective, 1940's, gumshoe, future, futuristic, short story

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Reviews

Review by: Valerie Stayton on June 25, 2013 :
The book is a quick read but it is really full of helpful hints, examples and insight. It was obvious that the author, Patrice Williams Marks, really knows what she is talking about. I think crowd-funding is a brilliant idea and one anyone considering going into business for themselves or that has an idea but not the cash to get it started need to know about and this book is a must read. I know the first thing I asked myself was, “What is crowd-funding?”. Crowd-funding is a new trend using various websites (Kickstarter being one of the most popular) and it works by helping people that have great ideas but don’t have the money to fund them. These people can pitch their ideas to the public in hopes that they will donate money to help fund them. I had watched a TV show once in the past that was basically crowd-funding. People try to convince the “sharks” to invest in their business. Kickstarter is a website that basically does the same except you are not on TV.

This helpful little book walks you step-by-step into the process of creating, launching and wrapping your project. In this book you will learn:
How Curated Communities Can Give You Added Exposure
How to Get Featured in Kickstarter and Ingiegogo’s Newsletters (solid gold)
How to Grab Funders Attention the Moment They Land on Your page
How to Generate Traffic to Your Project
How to Easily Find and Target Bloggers and Journalist Who Want to Publicize Your Project
How to Relaunch a Failed Campaign
Websites to Post Your Projects to For Added Exposure
Comprehensive List of Popular and Niche Crowd Funding Sites
and Much More!

I thought this was a pretty brilliant book and really enjoyed reading it. I hadn’t heard about Kickstarter or anything before reading this book so I did a little background work first to find out what exactly crowd-funding and Kickstarter were. I recommend this book to anyone with an idea or to other “How To” people like myself. It flows easily and is written in everyday words so it’s not too technical to understand. I don’t have any complaints about the book but one small thing. It had a couple grammatical errors in it and that was one of her helpful hint to success. Other than that this book is a great read and full of very helpful information.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Athena Nagel on June 12, 2013 :
Patrice Williams is a screenwriter, founder of a non-profit organization, producer/director of shorts and founder of the Going Green Film Festival. Patrice knows what she is talking about with this book and there is so much information in here to help navigate Kickstarter as well as so many tips that can help you along your journey even if you aren't using Kickstarter. Patrice did a great job with this book. I have never used Kickstarter - I know what it is and have some ideas for future use but haven't tried it yet. Now I am not nearly as leary of beginning the process - as soon as I have time. This is truly a must have book for anyone looking to run a campaign. Don't re-create the wheel. Allow someone to who has already had struggles and resolved them - help you through. This is a five star book for sure.



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(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kelley Johnsen on June 10, 2013 :
Hacking KickStarter, Indeigogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget), is not a book on how to start a KickStarter, you have all that support, FAQ's, and videos on the KickStarter website. This is a book on organizing and planning a “successful” KickStarter. I noticed that a lot of KickStarter's do not make their goals, and the reason was they did not organize their campaign correctly. What this book does is give you examples and references to help you make sure you are successful and hopefully even go over your goal.

This was a quick and easy to read guide to help you start off on a good foot. The author first talks about building your fan base and excitement before you start the 30 day KickStarter with examples and links for websites, newsletters, social site advice, and more. While the author gives examples, links, and suggestions, one thing I really liked was that she gave ideas to do things for FREE and the same things with a cost. Some people may have money to put into this, but I think every KickStarter is looking to do as much as they can while saving as much as they can. The author also gives you tips on whom to help you spread the word, media websites, bloggers, where to link up with others to give support, and pitches. I found she really laid everything out in an easy to organize fashion. With a little organization, media setups, and follow through, you can have a successful KickStarter.


I was involved in a KickStarter just last month and I am thrilled to say that they not only met their goal early but went over the goal amount. One of the things Patrice Williams Mark says is to make a great video and humor is always a plus. I personally loved the video they made and you got to really see the guys personality and passion for what they were doing. They did almost everything recommended in the book and I am glad that they made their goals!

If you are looking to do a KickStarter Campaign I highly recommend getting this ebook to help you organize, get started, and finish strong within the 30 days. Not only does it help you succeeded but build a fan base of real fans, which is who you want supporting you on this journey.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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