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Publishing Projects Raised $15 Million on Kickstarter Last Year

Publishing projects raised $15,311,251 on Kickstarter last year, but only 30 percent of attempted projects succeeded. There were 5,634 publishing projects launched, but only 1,666 of those projects actually got funded.

1,170 Comic book projects were attempted, but 542 succeeded–raising $9,242,233 for the year.

AppNewser has more statistics about Kickstarter’s big year.

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The company earned almost $320 million in pledges last year and successfully funded 18,109 projects … According these numbers, the music category had the most projects funded (5,067) and video games had the most money pledged ($83 million). Kickstarter funded a a range of projects including: a weather predictor app called Dark Sky that estimates the weather in real time; 10 percent of the films at Sundance; and even a bus stop in Georgia.

You can learn more about the network by following our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week feature. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

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