About the scholarship
If you’re an African American, African, or Caribbean writer or illustrator who has a great story and is interested in launching their book on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo, I am offering scholarships for my comprehensive video course, Crowdfunding for Authors.
It is so important for your story to be shared with more people, and crowdfunding your book on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo is a great way to raise awareness and gain readers who will help fund the expenses to bring your creative book to life.
The goal of this scholarship is to help more black authors and illustrators publish high-quality books using crowdfunding as a mechanism and to help lift their voices to more people.
—Free access to the Crowdfunding for Authors course + Crowdfunding Vault ($497 value when purchased separately).
Click here to learn more about what’s included in the course.
–Inclusion in the companion Facebook Group reserved for my clients to get additional support from me and the crowdfunding author community
–Helpful crowdfunding tips and emails delivered to your inbox that I send to all of my crowdfunding author clients (who have raised over $150k on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo).
Qualification for the scholarship:
–Must be African American, African or Caribbean—females, nonbinary, and female-identifying writers/illustrators are encouraged to apply
–Must understand, read, and speak English (the course and all supplemental materials are in English)
–Must be learning/planning/launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo for their book in 2020
–Must be willing to learn new things, try new things, and participate in the crowdfunding community
–Must have a story in mind (or further along) that 110% deserves to be published
–Is committed to producing a high-quality book even if that means taking more time, hiring a graphic designer, and making other small investments that will help you succeed on Kickstarter/IndieGoGo
–Must have at least one professional social media account (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter)
–Must reside in the US, UK, or within the EU/EAA (countries selected based on maturity of crowdfunding model)
Scholarship applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and will be approved/rejected based on the merit of the application, the development of your story (you might need more time developing your story first), the potential impact on the community of diverse literature, and the probability of success given your goals and audience size.
This course is designed to help authors learn, improve, and launch successful campaigns.
I want you to succeed and this course is only one aspect of the work ahead of you.
Crowdfunding is not right for everyone and it is highly recommended that you only apply if you are very certain about crowdfunding your book on Kickstarter or IndieGoGo.
*Please note that the scholarship covers the cost of the course and included the resource library only. Any other expenses you incur during the campaign (e.g., graphic design, editing, marketing) are not covered by this scholarship.*
If you are unsure what crowdfunding is or if it is right for you, I suggest you enroll in my free mini-course here prior to applying for the comprehensive course.
Want to hear how crowdfunding has helped authors launch their books? Click here to read some testimonials.
Please understand that not all applications will be approved.