The Pubslush Story

Learn what inspired us, meet our team, and join the cause.

Our Beginning

Founded by mother and daughter entrepreneurs, Hellen and Amanda Barbara, Pubslush is a global pre-publication platform that offers crowdfunding and pre-order options for authors and publishers. Our founders were inspired to create a more democratic publishing process after learning about the struggles of authors like J.K. Rowling, whose bestselling series was rejected by the 12 publishers to which it was initially sent. So many great authors have been dismissed to the infamous "slush pile." Our name is derived from our mission to give authors the opportunity to get out of the slush pile, prove their talent and market viability, and successfully publish quality books.

Pubslush is...

A niche crowdfunding platform.

With our specialized focus on the literary world, Pubslush is able to cater our services to authors, publishing professionals and literary trendsetters. Our personalized customer service helps to ensure the success of Pubslush projects and offers valuable tools and services to help our campaigners succeed on Pubslush and beyond.

A unique pre-order platform for authors and publishers.

For those not interested in raising funds, we offer the opportunity to conduct comprehensive pre-order campaigns 30-60 days before the release date of a book. Marketing before publication and collecting pre-orders are vital parts of the publishing process and the Pubslush platform and audience allows everyone to take these important steps.

A branded pre-publication solution for publishers and industry professionals.

Our Community Pages offer publishers and industry professionals the opportunity to harness the power of readers by creating their own customized pages. Through these pages publishers can raise funds, collect pre-orders and conduct comprehensive pre-publication marketing campaigns. Industry professionals can offer a branded crowdfunding and pre-order solution to the writers they work closely with while building their own audience and community.

A sustainable nonprofit that works to provide children with access to literature.

Inhibited access to literature is one of the greatest barriers to overcoming poverty today. We’ve developed The Pubslush Foundation as a way to provide books and educational material to underprivileged children without access to literature. Our model allows the Pubslush community to rally together and share our love for books with those who need it most.

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The Cause

Every campaigner on Pubslush can choose to donate a percentage of the funds raised to The Pubslush Foundation as a way to join the fight against illiteracy and promote social good.

Our commitment to aiding literacy initiatives worldwide is fostered by strategic partnerships with select philanthropic organizations. We feel by bringing our heart into the publishing process we can make an impact in the world and we encourage Pubslush campaigners to join our movement.