Kickstarter is a way to invest in projects you might find interesting, or a way to get investors to fund something you’d like to do. If the project meets the minimum goal set by the project leader, funds pledged are collected. If it doesn’t – Kickstarter doesn’t charge anyone. Brilliant!
I’ve funded a few projects started by writer friends or publishers I want to support – my most recent investment is in a project by Alex Shvartsman. He’s publishing an anthology of SF/Fantasy humor – Unidentified Funny Objects. Yes, humor. If you yearn for a break from dystopian fiction, need a chuckle to start your day, wish for something to put a smile on your face, consider joining the crowd and kickstarting UFO. This publisher is particularly respectful toward writers, paying pro rates and responding incredibly fast to submissions.
Check it out – you can invest a dollar or more – there are prizes for various sponsorship levels, including a copy of the anthology. If it’s an anthology you might consider purchasing, doing it via Kickstarter is the way to go.