Ever wish you could decide what books got published?
Ever daydream about publishing your book with 35% royalties?
Yeah; neither have I. Both wishes are a little too absurdly great to even conceive of. But apparently, some folk out there have conceived of both, and those some folk were in a position to create a publishing house.
Meet Pubslush: beta win-win publishing model/international charity.
Sound too good to be true? Maybe not.
See, to get published with Pubslush, you have to post some back-jacket blurbs and an excerpt on their site, then get 1,000 pre-orders within 4 months. Yeah, that’s a LOT of work. If it were easy, I wouldn’t believe it.
But this way, the publishing house is guaranteed a good seller, the buyers get to decide what books come onto the market, the artist behind the book actually gets a fair cut, and third-world literacy is funded on top of it all.
…So yes, it does sound too good to be true. But do you think I should give it a go anyhow?
PS: Yeah, you gotta sign up to check it out, but signing up is as easy as User-Email-Password, and I’ve never gotten any spammishness from them.