In December, Jules Older published SKIING THE EDGE, an ebook of powerful ski and snowboard stories by 20 outstanding ski writers in Canada, Great Britain and the USA.
Now, he's determined to publish SKIING THE EDGE, Volume 2. But he can't do it without funding.
Jules finally found a potential funding source called Kickstarter. It's a highly regarded, effective, trusted Digital Age micro-philanthropy. It's one of the original and most successful crowdfunders.
Projects accepted by Kickstarter have a goal and a deadline. The goal is how much money the project aims to raise. The deadline is the date-certain by which it must be raised — otherwise, all pledged funds return to the pledgers. There are delightful, tangible rewards for contributing as well as feel-good ones.
And SKIING THE EDGE, Volume 2 has been accepted by Kickstarter.
The very first pledge came from New Zealand… from a Kiwi psychiatrist who took Jules' course at Otago Medical School, lo these many years ago.
The Kickstarter goal is a modest $11,000. The deadline is Sunday April 29, 11:19am PDT.
Here's the link:
And here's the link to an article on Jules and the project from the sports editor of the San Francisco Chronicle:
Jules says, "Have a look at the sites, and if you're so moved, please pledge. Then, please tell your friends, followers, anyone you know who might be interested to follow your lead. Kickstarter and websites like it may a whole new way to get arts projects funded."