You may want to consider using Kickstarter for publishing your project …
Are you aware that tens of thousands of people pledge millions of dollars to creative projects in film, art, music, technology, websites, design, food, etc. … and publishing?
Kickstarter is an innovative funding platform for creative projects. The world’s largest.
People with ideas for new projects and products can raise funds. If all the money gets pledged, the project is funded. If the goal is not reached, the potential donors get their money back. People interested in your work may be willing to donate money to help it see the light of day.
Creators usually offer perks to donors. If you were to use Kickstarter, you keep 100% control of your work and 100% ownership.
From the Kickstarter website:
- Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields.
- A new form of commerce and patronage. This is not about investment or lending. Project creators keep 100% ownership and control over their work. Instead, they offer products and experiences that are unique to each project.
- All or nothing funding. On Kickstarter, a project must reach its funding goal before time runs out or no money changes hands. Why? It protects everyone involved. Creators aren’t expected to develop their project without necessary funds, and it allows anyone to test concepts without risk.
- Each and every project is the independent creation of someone like you. Projects are big and small, serious and whimsical, traditional and experimental. They’re inspiring, entertaining and unbelievably diverse.