Send me the data then we can talk

How many “friends” do you have on Facebook?  How many followers do you have on Twitter?  What is the probability that the treatment for a disease will be effective?  Data is setting the tone and character of many modern conversations.

Seth Godin launched a successful Kickstarter project for his new book today.  If the project is funded then his publisher has agreed to publish and promote his new book.  The project was funded in a few hours after the launch.  Seth Godin now has data (and money) to show the publisher about the potential market for his new book.  But is the response to this Kickstarter project an indicator of future book sales?  I hope he publishes the data.