When Amanda Palmer married Neil Gaiman, she married into a high-ranking Scientology family who could help her "career." Before Palmer married into the Gaiman clam, she couldn't sell enough records to keep her Roadrunner contract, suddenly she get a million through Kickstarter? It makes no sense until you see the donations are in huge increments and cannot be verified.
The Kickstarter campaign is just another Scientology scam. Amanda Palmer is from a Sea Org family. Her Uncle Doug and sells fixtures under contract to the Sea Orgs. Her husband, Neil Gaiman and his entire family are high ranking Scientologists. Gaiman gave the cult half a million in 2010 through his company, The Blank Corp.
Billboard indicates that over 90% of (Amanda Palmer's) 23,000+ units "sold" (which propelled her to #10 on their chart) came from digital downloads.EVERY person who ordered ANYTHING from her Kickstarter - 24,883 people -- received a download code which, when you really look at it, indicates that not even all of the Kickstarter contributors bothered with downloading her album -- and that in effect, for all of her controversy and promotion (by her and her husband), she actually didn't get all of her fans to gin up her pre-ordered estimate and only sold some 1,700 'new" albums she and her team hadn't already factored into her unit movement.
80% of Palmer's followers are fake. Palmer's following is an illusion, an empty illusion.