This is a post from over a year ago, but I found it in my bookmarks and it's always helpful to get insight into accounting on publishing projects. Brian Dunning shares his costs for self-publishing his book. Interesting to see things like estimates and actuals for people whose pledges failed to go through, etc.
The most notable thing about the campaign is that pledges ended up being double the amount I’d hoped for. Let’s see how that affected the accounting for everything:
Check out the details here: http://skeptoid.com/blog/2013/12/08/inside-my-kickstarter-project/