Kickstarter, the crowd-funding platform that allowed Amanda Palmer to raise $1.2m for her new album, will launch in the UK on October 31.
The company's Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler made the announcement on the site's blog last night, explaining how people could already start their own projects ahead of launch.
"When we're ready for projects to launch on October 31, we'll send an email letting them know that they can hit the launch button whenever they're ready... We thought the three-week gap would give everyone plenty of time to build and tweak their projects before launching," said the post.
Although there won't be a UK-specific site, backers will be able to pledge money to UK projects from all around the world - but those with accounts can request to take UK-only money if they wish.
Unlike in other territories, however, UK backers will enter their payment information directly on Kickstarter rather than through Amazon Payments.
"All pledges will be processed securely through a third-party payments processor," promises the site.
Like the US, Kickstarter will charge a 5% fee to successfully funded projects and no fee to unsuccessfully funded projects in the UK.
Payment processing fees for UK projects are similar to those for US projects. For UK projects, the processing fees are:
Pledges less than £10 are charged 5% + £0.05
Pledges of £10 or greater are charged 3% + £0.20
Meanwhile, Kickstarter says it has streamlined international shipping option for both US and UK projects, as "creators have been asking backers to add international shipping costs to their pledges for years, and it wasn’t uncommon for backers to miss the instructions."