"Don't start a crowdfunding campaign without it!" — Brian Fargo, Creator, Wasteland 2

Bring Any Idea To Life Overnight!

Dream of launching a new product, project or startup? Wish granted! Thanks to crowdfunding, today’s hottest form of high-tech investment, suddenly anyone can bring virtually any idea or invention to life with a little help from the Internet.

The world’s most comprehensive guide to raising money online, The Crowdfunding Bible shows you how to launch, market and successfully operate a high-tech fundraising campaign, regardless of your chosen industry, scope or budget. Built for enterprising entrepreneurs and individuals alike, 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.

From books to films, albums, consumer products, video games and even new fashion lines or public events, learn how to craft compelling pitches, assemble an awe-inspiring promotions strategy, and turn potential backers’ heads. Written by successful crowdfunders and investors for a new generation of startups, dive in to discover how a brave new world of venture capital and angel investment is waiting at your fingertips.

Features Include:

  • Best Crowdfunding Websites and Services
  • Complete Guides: How to Start and Promote Any Project
  • Expert Tips: Crafting 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
Foreword by ERIC MIGICOVSKY, Creator, Pebble: E-Paper Watch

"A must-read for anyone who wants to use the power of the people, the
Internet and social media to get projects off the ground."
— Rich DeMuro, Tech Reporter, KTLA-TV

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"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 Scott Steinberg

Professional keynote speaker Scott Steinberg is a world-renowned expert on leveraging new technology trends to enhance business strategy and family life. The CEO of strategic consulting firm TechSavvy Global, he’s among the industry’s best-known advisors to both scrappy young startups and the world’s biggest brands. A bestselling author and futurist, he provides dynamic speaking presentations at corporate events, meetings and conferences, and is the creator of The Modern Parent’s Guide and Business Expert’s Guidebook series. Among today’s most quoted high-tech analysts and expert witnesses, he’s been hailed as a leading business and technology expert by dozens of publications from NPR to The Wall St. Journal. A frequent on-air authority for all major TV networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CNN, Scott has also served as an industry insider for 400+ outlets from Fast Company to Inc. and Entrepreneur. As an internationally-celebrated motivational speaker and management consultant, he’s presented and hosted events for governments, Fortune 500 corporations and industry trade groups worldwide.

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).

About Jon Kimmich

Games industry expert Jon Kimmich has been an author, instructor, strategic advisor and consultant to companies, individuals and investors in the games industry for over 15 years. He currently works with development studios, publishers, educators and investors to incubate and drive strategic innovation in content and business models in the mobile and digital entertainment sectors.