Getting Naked for Money, on Kickstarter!

by Mary Haight on May 29, 2015

Getting Naked for MoneyWho doesn’t love getting naked — even better when it’s for money! You may have heard that author Edie Jarolim has ventured into crowdfunding for her latest book project, Getting Naked for Money, on Kickstarter.

Artists and authors appear to have a good rate of success at Kickstarter. Edie talks about what her experience has been so far, why she chose the Kickstarter platform, offers tips to writers that could make crowdfunding easier for them, and shares the differences between self-publishing versus the traditional model where an advance is paid. It’s always a good thing to be able to eat while getting the job done!

Dog as Fundraiser and PR Agent

I would be remiss if no mention was made of another mouth to feed with the proceeds from a successful crowdfunding: Edie’s adopted dog, Madeleine. A charming terrier mix, she has acquired a taste for some of the finer things. See for yourself in this video…

 

Her human is also a food writer and I suspect a soft touch when it comes to sharing contents of the inexplicably named but no doubt yummy “doggie bag” leftovers from various assignments. Nevermind, it’s fair trade for the funds Madeleine brought in recently — did I say she was charming?

Full Disclosure – because isn’t that what we’re talking about?

I’ve known Edie Jarolim since our early days as bloggers. She was a dog blogger at her popular and entertaining Will My Dog Hate Me site. In 2011, we worked together for nearly a year at Animal Cafe, where she was the Pet Travel Correspondent.

You may think I was taking liberties, playing on the phrase getting naked for money when this post is about crowdfunding for a book, but I have not tried to trick you at all, dear reader.

While the subheading of the book may sound tame, An accidental travel writer reveals all, I am certain it is anything but. In fact, the backstory for the title, Getting Naked for Money, has to do with a magazine that offered Edie lots of money to get naked…who knew travel writing could be so risque! She shares the facts in the podcast.

You can find everything you need to know and the link for the Kickstarter at EdieJarolim. You can even get an advance copy of the book for a mere $10 donation to the project. Tell all your friends, especially those who like to laugh =)

31 comments
K9OfMine
K9OfMine

I love traveling, but no one has offered me money for getting naked during my trips, haha. Sounds like a very intriguing book!

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@K9OfMine The never-boring life of a travel writer, eh? Thanks for the laugh -- I think Getting Naked for Money will be a fun read! Thanks for stopping by =)

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pawesomecats
pawesomecats

Sounds entertaining!  Hope she reaches her goals!


MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@pawesomecats Yes, Edie's Kickstarter was fully funded =) Now we'll all be pestering her as to status of the publication date, LOL Thanks for stopping by!

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Rshep29
Rshep29

This video is so creative! 

SierraKoester
SierraKoester

Her book sounds intriguing.  I hope her Kickstarter campaign does well and bring in the funds she needs. 

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@SierraKoester I didn't want to say anything before it ended in case I jinxed it, but it did! Soon we'll have a fun book to read. Thanks for chiming in Sierra!

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ThePlayfulKitty
ThePlayfulKitty

That does sound like an entertaining read! I can't imagine what I would say if I was offered a project like that. I hope that her Kickstarter campaign gets a good response. :)

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@ThePlayfulKitty Edie Jarolim's Kickstarter hit over 50% today! Hopefully she'll reach the goal total, or pledges won't be charged to credit cards. So, if lots of people contribute $5 each...or 150 people contribute $50, goal met! Thanks for stopping by!

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L E Mastilock
L E Mastilock

We had a positive experience with kickstarter for our book. How nice to provide an explanation of how to use it

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@L E Mastilock That's good news! I interviewer another writer (Dogs Rule, Nonchalantly) who gave us the lowdown on his experience with Kickstarter and his book on dogs. He doubled his ask. And I agree, I think it's so important to share the how-tos, what you might do differently to help others. The EdieJarolim.com site explains just about everything re her book and Kickstarter =) Thanks for stopping by!

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ValSilver
ValSilver

The title definitely grabbed my attention - as does the concept of crowdfunding.

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@ValSilver Oh good, Val! Edie has explained the process in a post at her EdieJarolim.com site as she's experienced it and that should be helpful. Thanks for stopping by =)

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FiveSibesMom
FiveSibesMom

Love the title! Wishing Edie all the best with her book!

somethingwagging
somethingwagging

I was thrilled to support Edie's campaign. I can hardly wait to read this book if it's half as fun as her blogs or Am I Boring My Dog?

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@somethingwagging That's exactly right, Pamela -- Edie's writing has always been entertaining, informative, witty and all those good things. I'm excited to support her campaign too and really am looking forward to that book =) Thanks for the visit!

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petsarefound
petsarefound

Sounds great - will be back to listen to the podcast... I'm a Kickstarter / Pozible supporter. Cheers, Annette 

JeanneMelanson
JeanneMelanson

I've heard that Kickstarter is a great place to find funding. I hope Edie does well with this. Her book certainly sounds interesting! Love the title. :)

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@JeanneMelanson Funny you should say that Jeanne! I fell over laughing at that brilliant title -- an excellent lesson in engaging. I don't know who could pass by a book with that kind of title, LOL  Thanks for stopping by =)

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dailydogtag
dailydogtag

It was very interesting to listen to the podcast and gains some insight into a Kickstarter campaign.  I'm sure it is going to be really interesting book!

JenniferSh
JenniferSh

The book sounds like it is going to be great!  What an interesting idea to use kickstarter to fund it.

MaryEHaight
MaryEHaight moderator

@JenniferSh I thought that too, Jennifer, and it was good to know that Kickstarter is a good place to go for artists and authors -- two very tough pursuits. Thanks for sharing your thoughts =)

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markandjenna01
markandjenna01

lol wow, this is so cool!! I will definitely be looking more into it!


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