Have become curious about crowd funding (sometimes spelled with a hyphen, sometimes as one word). The Georgia Straight article on it is here: http://www.straight.com/life/vancouver-startups-put-new-spin-crowdfunding. What particularly interests me is the notion of securing pre-orders.
I’ve what’s beginning to look like three potential novels or moderately lengthy mini-novels on file. They were intended to conclude the Launch 1980 story cycle but, given how much they overlap, it’ll take some time to get them right — as in complete unto themselves. Or, and this is my current thinking, I could release them as originally written — as simultaneous web-serials eventually coming all together as one, really long unit.
Which would be better? And should I try my hand a crowd-funding to see which alternative attracts more interest? Anybody out there in pHantaBlog land tried it? Got any advice, comments, suggestions?