Pubslush: Crowdfunding for Authors |

One of the biggest areas of development in the author-publisher arena is community crowdsourcing. While we have online places like Kickstarter and Indiegogo for all kinds of new business start-ups and projects, it’s a big challenge to make a success of a dedicated platform for authors to seek funds for book publishing.

Founded in 2011 by business entrepreneurs Hellen and Amanda Barbara, Pubslush began life as a book pitching and publishing platform for supporters and investors. In the past year, Pubslush has developed into a dedicated crowdfunding platform for authors, with the emphasis on project-funding rather than production and publishing.
Pubslush Vice President, Amanda Barbara, spoke to Paul Sawers of for an overview article on the company, its origins and future plans.

We found there was a much bigger need for people to raise funds and choose what they wanted to do at the end of the process … I think that we’ll see a need for more niche platforms in the next few years. Why? Because I think it’s important to identify who your audience is, and know you’re going to a platform that specializes in attracting that specific audience. Kickstarter and Indiegogo are both amazing platforms, and they’re obviously doing something right. But I really do find that the struggles with these types of platforms will always be that they have so many projects going on at one time, that some projects will always be overlooked. — Amanda Barbara, Pubslush

You can read more about Pubslush by going to the full article here on

Mick Rooney – Publishing Consultant

If you found this review or article helpful, but you’re still looking for a suitable self-publishing provider to fit your needs as an author, then I’m sure I can help. As a publishing consultant and editor of this magazine, I’ve reviewed and examined in detail more than 150 providers throughout the world like the one above. As a self-published and traditionally published author of nine books, I understand your needs on the path to publication and beyond. So, before you spend hundreds or thousands, and a great deal of your time, why not book one of my personally tailored and affordable consultation sessions today? Click here for more details.

If you would like to leave a comment on an article older than one week, please use the Blogger comment facility rather than the Facebook comment app as we do not monitor FB comments as regularly.

Leave a Reply