Trust me, I can help you!
Hmm. Well now, that’s a pretty big promise. Really, why should you trust me? You may not even know me!
Perhaps you are new to the Special Mouse Podcast. That’s okay; there are lots of people out there who are just discovering podcasts — online talk shows on-demand.
Perhaps you’ve seen Tweets and Facebook posts and Pinterest pins about a fundraising campaign to help somebody named Kathy publish a Walt Disney World travel guide for families with autism and you think to yourself, “Anyone can self-publish a book these days. Sure, it sounds like a great idea, but she’ll make TONS of money once the book is published! Why is she asking people for money now, before the book is finished?”
I can see why you may be skeptical about pledging your hard-earned money, so I want to address your concerns if I can!
Here’s the basics:
I am writing a special needs travel guide that will help other families with autism.
Traditional publishers have rejected my queries, saying that the niche audience for this book will be too low for them to make a profit.
Self-publishing a book does cost money, especially if you are printing one that includes pictures, and if you want it professionally edited and formatted.
I want to give people the best quality book I can, and to offer it in both digital and print formats.
I don’t have the money to do this. (There, I said it!)
Kickstarter is basically a way for me to raise capital for the project up-front; backers will receive many Disney- and Autism-related “rewards” for their pledges (including the book itself). And, honestly, unless you are a New York Times bestselling author, writers do not make a lot of money from their books. I am not in this for the money! After all, I’ve been giving away free content and advice on the podcast for almost three years now!
So, I will say it once more: Trust me, I can help you! Or your friend, or your neighbor, or your family member who is planning a Walt Disney World vacation with a child on the Spectrum.
Still not sure? Well, you can always get to know me better by listening to a few episodes of the Special Mouse podcast. Or, you can listen to what a few of my listeners have to say, below. And you can always reach out to me directly via the message feature on the Kickstarter page. I urge you to read more about the book project there!
Here’s what people are saying….
Thank you again!