Successful Kickstarter Campaign Leads Military Spouse to a Career in Cookbook Writing

November 28, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
SAN ANTONIO, Texas Nov. 28, 2018 After four years of recipe testing, Jenna Miller, a military spouse and pastry chef used Kickstarter to accomplish her dream of becoming a cookbook author.

Following years of writing and testing recipes for her baking cookbook, To Deliciousness and Beyond, it was time to take the next step. Opting for self-publishing, her dream of becoming a successful cookbook author hinged on getting her book printed.

How would she raise the funds for the initial printing? The answer was Kickstarter.

According to Kickstarter's data (at time of writing), only 153,814 of 421,000 projects have been successfully funded. With a success rate of just 36.5%, the hopes of success weren't great.

After a lot of research, Miller dove into the crowdfunding water head first. "I had never used a crowdfunding site before so I took a good amount of time reviewing articles on, reading other's tips and tricks, and perfecting what I'd write and add to my project."

With a deadline of thirty days, Miller utilized her deliciously enticing photos, affordable incentives, and supportive family and friends to not only meet but exceed, her goal.

Books in hand, Miller began selling and subsequently started her mobile career. "As a military spouse, it can be tricky to find meaningful work. With a career that can relocate with us, I am able to provide income for my family and do what I love."

With a cookbook in print and a firmer grasp on the self-publishing process Miller has set out to write another cookbook, this time about pizza. "I think I have the writing bug! I love the creativity and work it takes to put together a cookbook and I can't wait to publish my next one."

Contact Author: Jenna Miller
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