I’ve started a Kickstarter project to potentially help with research and travel expenses associated with working on my latest book project, a biography of St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Ken Boyer. This is the first time I’ve tried this type of fundraising venture, but I’ve contributed to a couple of successful projects in the past and thought I would give it a try. It’s a great concept to help fund projects that otherwise might not make it off the ground.
While I’m dedicated to completing my book project regardless whether this Kickstarter venture is successful or not, it would be a great financial help to me if those who are interested in Ken Boyer and the book could “step to the plate” and make a pledge. I’m offering copies of the book for various levels of funding–from one to four copies–as well as recognition of contributors within the book itself.
What would your money go toward? Research expenses such as microfilm copies, interlibrary loan requests as well as travel expenses (gasoline, lodging, etc.) to the St. Louis area for additional interviews with family members and former teammates.
With 19 days to go, only $25 has been raised so far. I hope you will consider making a pledge on the project’s Kickstarter page. Thank you!