The great thing about Kickstarter, is that it’s crowd-sourced. The projects that do well are the projects that serve a need and solve a problem!
Well, apparently one of the biggest challenges facing the kickstarter-using public, is that all our beer is in bottles, and before we can drink it we need to somehow open those bottles.
Myself, I’ve been smashing the neck of the bottle against the bar and just drinking from the jagged edge of the broken glass, but others on the Internet have been solving this problem in a much more profitable way.
Even IndieGoGo is thirsty
You may recall a couple of weeks ago there was much todo about a “dating advice book” called “Above the Game“. I won’t rehash it here, but very briefly, there was a very skeazy dating advice book on Kickstarter. There was a huge backlash against it on Twitter and elsewhere. Kickstarter allowed the project, but afterwards hid the names of everyone who purchased it, and then finally added a rule against future dating advice book projects.
So that must be why this project is on IndieGoGo :
Perhaps wisely, this project, which I think we can safely call a “Copy-cat project”, doesn’t go into much detail about what will be in the 800-page three-book set, but it does give chapter titles, including :
Book-2 Chapter-1: Jerk versus the Nice Guy
Ten bucks says he tells you to be the jerk!
Book-3 Chapter-2. Disrespect
I can’t imagine why this would be a problem!
And my personal favorite :
Book-1 Chapter-1: Educational Knowledge
You know, as opposed to all that knowledge you can’t learn from.
But here’s what really caught my eye :
This is the only reward level in the project.
- that “Highest funder gets money back” deal, isn’t that basically gambling? Is that even legal?
- “0 out of 1 claimed“?!? Someone clearly doesn’t understand how this is supposed to work.
- August 2013? This project doesn’t end until mid-August. There’s no way he’s printing and shipping out books that quickly!
Oh wait. What books?
Maybe this guy isn’t as dumb as I thought.
At no point does he promise to send a book to any contributors.