Going Indie 3: The list

9 Mar

So I’m going indie. My new book will be crowd funded through Indiegogo.com and I’m coordinating the whole thing myself.

Here is some of what I’ve been up to so far:

  • doing some fairly extensive online digging about crowd funding sites
  • soliciting help and advice from musician friends who know how to fund indie projects
  • contacting several local printing companies to get estimates on the cost of printing a book
  • contacting a professional editor for an estimate of what editing a novel might cost
  • contacting a graphic artist for discussion about cover design and image design for the Indiegogo campaign
  • contacting a video artist to:
  1. make inquiries and
  2. make arrangements
    for shooting a short promotional video for the Indiegogo campaign
  • having a lengthy and very helpful meeting with a friend who owns his own indie record label
    Subjects of conversation: funding, merchandizing, opening and operating an online store, selling things online, getting one’s sh** together
  • meeting with graphic artist to discuss details of artwork
  • arranging photo shoot to obtain promo photos for website, FB page, and Indiegogo campaign
  • starting new FB page from which to launch promotion for the new campaignHas all of this been fun? Well, ya. So far it kind of has.

    Have I always felt like I’ve had the time to do all this? No way.

    I’m going a little bit out of my head with details and new learning curves. But despite the fact that posting here takes even more time, the act of sorting things out in this space has served some therapeutic purpose. And I can feel my brain growing by the minute.

    Stay tuned!


2 Responses to “Going Indie 3: The list”

  1. Joan Langevin Levack March 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Hey Leo:
    Are you going to publish ebooks or are you staying with paper-based books?

    • Leo McKay Jr. March 10, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

      Until I make my funding campaign work, I get neither. But my plan is to do both.

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