Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Raise $85K on Kickstarter

By Maryann Yin Comment

American Gods author Neil Gaiman and musician Amanda Palmer raised more than $80,000 for a five-show tour on the North American west coast. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project.

The literary duo tried to raise $20,000 on Kickstarter to fund the recording costs and merchandise production. However, within forty-eight hours they raised $70,000. Currently, they have more than $85,000 in pledged funds. Every backer who submitted $1 or more will receive a digital recording of the show.

Here’s more about the show: “we’ll have a piano, a ukulele, and maybe some other weird instruments, as well as some unpublished and uncollected Neil Gaiman stories and poems. we’ll both probably switch up what we’re presenting from night to night. we’ll be taking questions from the audience, chat-style, and trying to do special things in each venue, busting out a few surprises, and more or less trying to feel like we’ve connected with you…” What do you think?

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.