Diamond Island: Preparing to Kick it Off!
The Diamond Island graphic novel is finished, yet our project is incomplete.
How you ask?
Well, it still needs to be printed and we want to offer a special edition via Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is a website that allows independent projects to be supported by the public, and all those who support a project are entitled to rewards. We decided to create a Kickstarter campaign to gather funds for publishing and to build support for our graphic novel, Diamond Island. For example, if you pledge $25 dollars towards our funding goal and the goal is reached, you will receive a beautiful hardcover copy of the Diamond Island graphic novel and a custom Diamond Island bookmark! If the funding level is not reached, you lose nothing as your pledge is only collected if our campaign goal is met. Essentially, you will be able to help us publish a special edition of the Diamond Island graphic novel and receive it-and other rewards-in return. If you wish to support our work and pledge a larger amount, you name will be printed on the thank you page inside the book! For specific information, see our Get the Book! page.
Below is some general info from the Kickstarter website:
What is it?
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects and is home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 6.6 million people have pledged $1 billion, funding 65,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.
How it works
Every project creator sets their project’s funding goal and deadline. If people like the project, they can pledge money to make it happen. If the project succeeds in reaching its funding goal, all backers’ credit cards are charged when time expires. If the project falls short, no one is charged. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing.
Together, creators and backers make projects happen.
Project creators set a funding goal and deadline. If people like a project, they can pledge money to make it happen. Funding on Kickstarter is all-or-nothing — projects must reach their funding goals to receive any money. All-or-nothing funding might seem scary, but it’s amazingly effective in creating momentum and rallying people around an idea. To date, an impressive 44% of projects have reached their funding goals
Info from: Kickstarter.com
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