Useful introduction to starting a Kickstarter campaign.
A podcast about successful crowdfunding campaigns and the people who make them happen. (Formerly Kickstars.net)
An ever expanding curated directory of crowdfunding tools and resources.
Good overview about crowdfunding from a Forbes article, including a nice infographic on the second page if you like that sort of thing.
Excellent blog by @jameystegmaier. Often focussed on games but loads of great generic insight and advice.
A comparison in the form of an infographic from Shopify.
Based on their repeated success, the guys at Studio Neat in New York seem to know what they're doing.
An interesting read from filmmaker Nathaniel James Hansen.
It's important to remember that figures like these are anomalous, but these big campaigns can certainly be learned from.
Another story of a high-profile success but there's some great practical advice here, including templates for marketing emails
A comprehensive and insightful post about running a Kickstarter campaign.
Michael Ogden, host of CrowdSceneShow.com (and CFL speaker) shares insights on turning great ideas into compelling propositions.
Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
Ideas are cheap and many great ideas never get anywhere because they are not followed through. In this book "Scott Belsky has interviewed hundreds of the most productive creative people and teams in the world, revealing one common trait: a carefully trained capacity for executing ideas. Implementing your ideas is a skill that can be taught, and Belsky distills the core principles in this book."
The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
How to start a business - insightful and practical. The classic from Guy Kawasaki, of Apple and plenty of other places.
The Other Side of Innovation by Govindarajan and Trimble
Another one about executing on innovation. There are great lessons here about how bad big companies are at innovating, and the implication is that start-ups are in a great position to challenge them.
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
"A powerful appeal for good design, and a reminder of how -- and why -- some products satisfy while others only disappoint."
The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas by John Howkins
"Creativity is the fastest growing business in the world. Companies are hungry for people with ideas - and more and more of us want to make, buy, sell and share creative products. But how do you turn creativity into money?"
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
A bit of a cliché but it's a classic for a reason. So much of crowdfunding is about getting the word out about what you're doing, and that's all about making friends and influencing people.
Kon Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
Not an obvious book about crowdfunding, but this book, written sixty years ago, is an inspirational account of self-belief and hustling to make a dream happen.