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CrowdFunding 101 for Authors and Books

Judith Briles

CrowdFunding 101 for Authors and Books



It takes a village to create a book … and money. Money for editing; money for cover design; money for interior design and layout; money for marketing; money for publicity; money for printing books; money for education to become a savvy author; money for …

Yes, it takes money. Thousands of dollars. Unless you have plenty of money to fund your book; an awesome friend or relative that loves what you do and is glad to write checks to support you and your journey; or you win the lottery … you need to noodle ways to underwrite your book project(s).



CrowdFunding is a way to get money … other people’s money that comes to you as a “gift.” Oh, you will pay taxes because you will report it as revenues … but you don’t have to pay it back. That’s a Happy Dance for today.

  Your take-aways include:

  · Learn what CrowdFunding is and how it can work for you.

 · IDing which source to use and how it works and how you get paid.

  · How to structure your campaign and manage your roll-out.

 · How to create perks/rewards that deliver buy-in.

  · Create a CrowdFunding GamePlan.

 · Timelines and how to develop partners to support your quest.

  · Using Virtual Assistants to do preliminary and ongoing campaign work.




More about Judith Briles

Dr. Judith Briles is the multi-award winning and bestselling author of 35 books. Her latest are How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers & Boo-Boos, The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms. Her next book is The Author’s Guide to Creating a Speech that Produces $1,000,000 … and More!

She’s the Founder of and is known as The Book Shepherd. Her books and her mouth have generated in excess of $5,000,000 in revenues and taken her from Oprah to GMA to CNN to Time to People to the Wall Street Journal and she has survived the National Enquirer. Her websites are, and and tune into her Monday morning Periscope, The Virtual Book Shepherd.