Well, it’s finished.
The month-long campaign to fund my autobiographical comic book “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy” on Kickstarter.com is finally done. After spanning 32 days and achieving 200% funding, I can easily say the project was a success.
So what now?
Now, I put the final touches on the book, send it off to my copywriter (because my spelling and grammar is awful), and wait 2-3 weeks to get the money from Kickstarter. Once I have the money and finish with the final touches on the book, I will send it off to the publisher. I am self-publishing (hence the need for crowd-funding), so I’m in charge of all the “little stuff” like ISBN numbers, copyrights, formatting, fact-checking, and all those other little things I didn’t even realize factored into whether a book is successful or not.
I expect formatting and troubleshooting the layout will take another week. Once it’s perfect (or I just give up and say “good enough”), I can order sample proofs, check what the book looks like in print, make the necessary changes, re-check the new proofs, and send books to every single one of your lovely and wonderful people who supported this project.
If you missed your chance to support my crowd funding project and buy a copy of the book, don’t worry. The book will go on sale in early November on Amazon.com (among other places), where you can either buy a book or a kindle version of “My Japanese Husband Thinks I’m Crazy.”
I will keep updating y’all with my progress. And don’t worry, starting Monday, I will go back to the regular posting schedule.