Kickstarter update

I need your help now!


This is getting silly. The .NET Graphics Programming Omnibus kickstarter needs to be gaining dozens of supporters per day but it’s currently lucky to get a single one. Even the people who responded to my earlier poll about the book’s content haven’t all signed up. At this rate the project wouldn’t be funded until the middle of 2017. Of course Kickstarter will close it down first when it’s deadline arrives at the end of the month.

If you want to see this project continue, you need to support it now. And spread the word! We need every possible C# and Visual Basic developer to take a look at the project or it’s just not going to happen.

About RodStephens

Rod Stephens is a software consultant and author who has written more than 30 books and 250 magazine articles covering C#, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Delphi, and Java.
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4 Responses to Kickstarter update

  1. Phan Sang says:

    Hi Rod, I have already sent you this message for 2 weeks (on Kickstarter) and I hope you will follow my advice, I think it’s the best way :
    “I have an idea Rod. I think you should make a video to introduce some of your best program. I think you have already make a terrain generator, programs to draw complex 2d, 3d function, 3d animation. A simple 2d and 3d maze generator would be amazing too, post it on your blog, twitter, youtube. You could put some executable file and link which will redirect them to this project. There is no doubt that they will love your program, your book, may be they’re just wondering how good your book is, show them. Many big company success due to their creativity,vivid advertisement, not just the product.
    almost every people don’t know a bit about programming, but they love computer graphics. It’s the easy way to understand how wonderful programming is. I think this must be the best book you have ever written.”
    Phan Sang.

    • RodStephens says:

      There’s already a video in the project, but you’re right that the video you describe would be more engaging. Unfortunately it would also be a lot of work. And so far even the 20 people who responded to my earlier poll asking what should be in the book haven’t all signed up despite the fact that I included everything they wanted.

      I think there are two main problems. First, a smaller fraction of developers want this than I had thought. That’s made worse by the way so many people think they should be able to get all the information they want for free from the internet.

      Second it’s hard to reach the target audience. Kickstarter is geared towards mass market ideas. This one is such a small slice of the total population that it’s hard to find the people who might actually be interested.

  2. I just hope the kickstarter response doesn’t reflect the reason why the publishers don’t want to back it. 🙁

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