“ Every entrepreneur thinking about jumping into the wild world of crowd funding needs to read this.”
J. Jennings Moss, Editor, Portfolio.com
NEW YORK, NY (May 17 th, 2012) – New business book The Crowdfunding Bible: How to Raise Money for Any Startup, Video Game or Project by author Scott Steinberg – a complete expert guide to launching, marketing and successfully conducting crowdfunding campaigns – is available immediately at www.CrowdFundingGuides.com. Available as a free download, and featuring an exclusive foreword by Pebble: E-Paper Watch creator Eric Migicovsky, readers can also discover how to tap into today’s hottest form of investment to bring any business, idea or invention to life with paperback, Kindle, iBooks and Nook editions.
Brought to you by new business and technology book publisher READ.ME, The Crowdfunding Bible is the world’s most comprehensive guide to raising money online through Kickstarter, IndieGogo, RocketHub, and other popular crowd funding platforms. Inside, readers will enjoy step-by-step guides and expert hints, tips and advice that explain how to launch, market and successfully operate a high-tech fundraising campaign, regardless of industry, scope or budget. Built for both everyday individuals and modern entrepreneurs, it reveals the secrets to catching the media and public’s eye, and convincing fans to support ventures of all types, in a language that everyone can understand.
Key Features Include:
- Best Crowdfunding Sites and Services
- Complete Guides: How to Start and Promote Any Project
- Expert Tips: Crafting Killer Pitches, Rewards and Marketing Programs
- Advice from Today’s Most Successful Creators and Campaigns
- Handbooks to Building Powerful PR and Social Media Strategies
- Key Lessons and Takeaways from Top Hits and Failures
- Reviews and Post-Mortems: An Inside Look at the Business
From books to films, TV shows, music CDs, consumer products, consumer electronics, video games, and even new fashion lines or public events, readers will learn how to create compelling pitches, assemble awe-inspiring marketing and social media campaigns, and turn potential backers’ heads. Written by successful crowdfunders and investors for a new generation of startups, The Crowdfunding Bible is a complete insider’s guide to the brave new world of venture capital and angel investment available on the Internet.
“An exhaustive guidebook for crowdfunding beginners and veterans alike, The Crowdfunding Bible offers businesses, startups and creators an in-depth look at how to succeed with any project,” says Steinberg, a leading professional speaker and business consultant. “From assembling an attention-getting video pitch to building better rewards and garnering both fans and pledges, we’re pleased to offer a free resource designed to inspire tomorrow’s most visionary entrepreneurs and startups.”
Including contributions from High Score 3 author Rusel DeMaria and edited by gaming expert Jon Kimmich, the volume also features exclusive insights from the creators of top crowdfunding campaigns such as Designing Obama, TikTok+Lunatik, Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun Returns. Those interesting in starting a crowdfunding campaign can download it now free at www.CrowdFundingGuides.com.
Praise for The Crowdfunding Bible
“ The ideal reference to help you navigate crowdfunding’s increasingly complex waters.”
Tim Stevens, Editor-in-Chief, Engadget
“ A must-read for anyone who wants to use the power of people, the Internet and social media to get projects off the ground.”
Rich DeMuro, Tech Reporter, KTLA-TV
“ Don’t start a crowdfunding campaign without it!”
Brian Fargo, Creator, Wasteland 2
“ A comprehensive look at the benefits and – more importantly – potential pitfalls of crowdfunding that any developer ought to read before getting started.”
James Brightman, US Editor, GamesIndustry International
About the Author
Professional keynote speaker Scott Steinberg is a leading expert on leveraging change, and high-tech innovation, to connect generations and drive business growth. A bestselling author and futurist who is among today’s most-quoted high-tech analysts, business speakers and expert witnesses, he provides dynamic speaking presentations at corporate events, meetings and conferences. Hailed as a top business and technology expert by dozens of publications from USA Today to NPR, he’s served as an industry insider for 400+ outlets from Inc. to Entrepreneur, and serves as a strategic consultant to today’s top startups and businesses.
About Rusel DeMaria
Rusel DeMaria has been following the game industry for 40 years as a gamer, writer, analyst, designer and consultant. He has been a senior editor and columnist for several national and international magazines and was the founding editor and creative director for the successful strategy guide series from Prima Publishing. Among his best-known books are High Score: The Illustrated History of Electronic Games, Reset: Changing the Way We Look at Video Games, and David Perry on Game Design (for which he was principal author and researcher).
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