It’s hard to even consider writing a book without somewhere in the back of your mind wondering, “Hmmmm…is there a market for this type of work?” But now one company is hoping to take the guesswork out of publishing altogether with a revolutionary publishing platform: Pubslush.
Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding and analytics platform only for books. Our platform allows authors to raise money and gauge the initial audience for new book ideas, and for readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Pubslush is entirely about giving: giving an opportunity to authors, giving a voice to readers, and giving books to children without access to literature.
So you’re probably already thinking, “It’s like Kickstarter for the literati, right?” Well, pretty much.
At Pubslush, readers can discover works-in-progress they’d like to see published and donate to those fundraising campaigns. Authors can submit their manuscripts and try to draw enough attention to fund publication. And everyone can get together in the online community of Pubslush to discuss up and coming books from professional publishers and connect with industry insiders and plain ‘ol book lovers.
Publishers and other literary organizations can also use Pubslush to “earn money, promote their authors, and grow their brand with proprietary crowdfunding solutions.” Publishers can gauge market viability with advanced analytics, raise funds to tangibly measure demand, and mitigate financial risk for new book ideas.
And through the Ambassador Program, students can get involved in the battle against illiteracy and professionals interested in sustainable philanthropy can combat illiteracy and transform the publishing industry to be more democratic and philanthropic.
“The idea for Pubslush is a direct tribute to J.K. Rowling,” says Vice President Amanda Barbara. “We were shocked to learn that twelve publishers rejected her first Harry Potter book. Upon further investigation, we learned many bestselling books were rejected, which means countless bestsellers might never reach the shelves. As with all creative projects, writers can’t share their work without monetary backing.”
To learn more, visit the Pubslush website.