Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo

How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days (Secrets to Running a Successful Crowd Funding Campaign on a Budget)

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
108 Pages
Reviewed on 08/13/2014
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Author Biography

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.

I’m also all about sharing what I’ve learned with people. Not only do I write fiction, but HOW TO books as well such as HACKING KICKSTARTER, INDIEGOGO: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days, as well as WANT TOP CASH FOR YOUR GOLD?

But the novel I am currently working on, THE ABDUCTION OF NELLY DON, has me so excited as the release date is almost upon me.

Your feedback is always welcome, so please feel free to contact me!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Danita Dyess for Readers' Favorite

Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days by Patrice Williams Marks comes with a warning: Do not launch your crowd-funding project before reading this book. No one should entertain the notion of funding a project with any crowd-funding group before they grab this pivotal resource. Marks says your project must include the following: 1). A video discussing the details of the project. 2). A website that can be bought for $8 from Godaddy.com and a newsletter from WordPress. 3). Include a video with crisp pictures and the Kickstarter logo on the home page. 4). Include one-of-a-kind perks/rewards – people want one-of-a-kind goodies. You will also learn why you should avoid minimum rewards amounts, the trick to letting people know who you are, the importance of setting the optimum closing date and much more. Heed Marks’ tips and ensure your project’s success.

The cover of Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days was awesome – great graphics with carefully chosen text. I appreciated the relevant statistics: Only 44 percent of projects get funded and 76,909 Kickstarter projects launched in the last six months. Patrice Williams Marks is a prolific author, screenplay writer, director of films and a crowd-funding expert. Her work includes The Unfinished, Clean Kills and Other Trophies, The Abduction of Nelly Don, etc. Her blog http://www.patricewilliamsmarks.com/blog features contests, giveaways and inside secrets about her upcoming projects. Hacking Kickstarter, Indiegogo: How to Raise Big Bucks in 30 Days is highly recommended.