Portrait of American fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson taken on June 3, 2011.
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Brandon Sanderson requested people on Kickstarter for $1 million to self-publish 4 novels he wrote throughout the pandemic. They funded him in 35 minutes.
Two days later, Sanderson’s marketing campaign has topped $19 million from greater than 76,000 backers — and he is nonetheless received 28 days to go. It’s already the most-funded Kickstarter for a publishing challenge, eclipsing a earlier Sanderson marketing campaign that raised $6.7 million.
A prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer, Sanderson is finest recognized for creating the Cosmere fictional universe, by which most of his novels are set. This consists of the “Mistborn” collection and “The Stormlight Archive.”
Moreover, he helped end the ultimate three novels in Robert Jordan’s “Wheel of Time” e book collection, which was not too long ago was tv collection by Amazon.
Sanderson’s Kickstarter presents backers 4 new novels, three of that are set in Cosmere, as digital e-books, audio books or bodily copies primarily based on their donation stage. Individuals who spend over a sure threshold may even obtain eight month-to-month “swag” containers of things associated to Sanderson’s work.
Because the proprietor of a small e book firm named Dragongsteel Leisure, Sanderson used Kickstarter as a option to drum up sufficient funds to have sufficient books obtainable to fulfill demand and in order that he might provide a year-long subscription field service.
Many artists have turned to Kickstarter to fund tasks and assess client demand. It is clear that readers need extra from Sanderson.
“I began this all off by doing my finest to shock you,” Sanderson wrote in a Kickstarter replace Wednesday. “Now you’ve got turned it again on me … That is unimaginable, overwhelming, and slightly unbelievable. I went to mattress final evening hoping individuals would get pleasure from my little reveal and woke as much as a phenomenon.”