Using Kickstarter to Raise Money for Your Book
“It’s been fun to use this as an opportunity to reach out to the audience and see it as something that’s mutual that we’re working on together.” —Megan Katarina
Nashville is where Megan Katarina fell in love with the craft behind the music, but it’s also where she faced the hardest times in her life. In her poetry and her songs, she tells these stories in her own unique way. As an award-winning artist, Megan has worked alongside other musicians but prefers singing and telling her stories at intimate house concerts.
In this episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk with Megan Katarina about her upcoming poetry book, her Kickstarter campaign, and how her storytelling gift came about.
Although Megan learned the way the music industry worked in Nashville, she decided to stay true to herself and follow her own path. Instead of performing the type of songs that the mainstream industry suggests, she sings her own songs that come from her heart. Just like writing a book from the heart instead of writing to market, it is a courageous path to take.
It takes money to produce music and to publish books, so Megan decided to do a Kickstarter to fund her newest poetry book launch. To match her creative career, she is also stepping out of the box with fun bonuses to support her Kickstarter, including releasing a secret album to go along with the poetry book and celebrating her book launch with a house party as well as a Zoom party.
In this podcast, Megan also shares with us:
- That inspiration can come when you least expect it, but it can always be pursued as well
- How hard but also worthwhile it is to stay true to your unique way of creativity
- What a Writer’s Round is and how working with others can hone your craft
- Other bonuses you can offer as part of a Kickstarter
What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you launching a book and wondering if a Kickstarter is right for you? Share in the comments below!
That’s all for this week. If you have a message inside of you that needs to be written, today is the day to start. Don’t delay—take action.