As you know, I’m launching a Kickstarter soon for my book, From Outrage to Action: A Practical Guide to Fighting Antisemitism. I hope you can support it. Frankly, it’s the first time I’ve ever tried any kind of crowdfunding, and I don’t know what to expect. I know that many in the Jewish community and our allies want to do something now but are unsure where to start. I’m hoping that this book will give us all some guidance on the next steps.
Kickstarter has a number of “reward” tiers, where you promise special products for donors. I’m not producing a comic book, though, and so I was thinking about what I can do for those who support the book. I have a lot of ideas about how this can be a collaborative process, and your role can go beyond just financial support. I’m thinking about a series of sessions with donors where we discuss how you and your organization fight antisemitism. I’ll have more details on that soon, but please write to me if you have any ideas regarding Kickstarter rewards I can offer.
I’ll make this post short, but if you would like to read a longer rundown of my project, please go to my latest Substack post for some of my rough notes on my Kickstarter “story,” which will go live at the beginning of December. I opted not to go with what is written at that link because I was told by advisers that I need to make it more of a “sales pitch” rather than a synopsis of the book. I’m not always comfortable with sales, but I know I need to get into the right mindset for it. I’m very sensitive about any perception that I’m out to make a buck from a tragedy. Every penny donated will go toward research, writing, and production of this resource.
I hope you will support it and spread the word in your own networks and communities.