Posted on March 10, 2022 at 10:20 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It's the post we've been waiting for!

As author Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter reached dizzying heights, day after day, we saw a few pieces around the internet that seemed less than celebratory of the achievement.

Kristine Kathryn Rusch saw them all, too, and is here to step on those sour grapes.

As usual, Rusch has no shortage of insights into what indie writers should take away from seeing Sanderson's Kickstarter; we'll highlight the two that we thought were most resonant and encourage you to read the post in full.

The shorter-term takeaway: If you think Sanderson's success means that there's no more room for success on Kickstarter, think again. In Rusch's words, "readers are crawling all over Kickstarter right now."

It's a case, in her view, of a rising tide lifting all boats.

The longer-term takeaway: Look what years of nurturing your fan base can accomplish. 

Read Rusch's full take on what Sanderson's Kickstarter should mean for indie authors (and, yeah, the publishing industry, but the news there is much gloomier) on her blog.

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