Slushpile founder John Biggs surpassed the initial goal for crowdfunding his debut young adult novel, Mytro. Now, Biggs and his fanbase are working on making their stretch goals over at Indiegogo. Here is a quick Q&A on what he’s seen with crowdfunding so far.
Slushpile: What surprised you about the crowdfunding process so far?
Biggs: That it took so long to ramp up. I have a fairly big platform but even with that it was a strange, scary feeling. I’m glad it worked, but it was frightening. I’m also happy that my friends and family really supported me.
Slushpile: You surpassed your initial goal. As a result, how did you increase or change the scope of the project?
Biggs: I offered improved goals. It’s a book so there’s very little I can change but still it was something to offer signed books.
Slushpile: What is one thing you learned, or wished you had done differently?
Biggs: Nothing yet. I wish I had budgeted a bit more but it’s hard to do before figuring out how many books you need to print.
Slushpile: What is the next step in bringing Mytro to readers?
Biggs: A thorough cleaning by a hired copy editor, layout, and printing. After this it should only take a few weeks to really get rolling.
Then I have to write two more books…