Pubslush is a global, crowdfunding publishing platform and crowdsourced, social publishing imprint. 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. Our publishing imprint, powered by readers, acquires high potential books exclusively from this platform, and for every book sold, donates a children’s book to a child in need.
1. Authors build a book campaign, submitting a summary and sample of their work.
2. Readers financially support their favorite submissions, in exchange for a reward (like a first edition, digital preview, etc.).
3. Authors raise money and use supporter analytics to publish successfully via any publishing route they prefer.
Visionary authors and trendsetting readers. Pubslush is a community of socially conscious literary tastemakers — a global book club with a cause.
Publishing a book is like making a movie. A lot goes into it. Editing, design, formatting, digital conversion, marketing, publicity, registration, distribution, and more. Authors using Pubslush raise money to offset these costs to publish their book successfully.
Well first and foremost, Pubslush is for books only. We offer flexible funding, we’re completely international, and we have the lowest fee in the industry. We’re also optimized for authors meaning we provide services tailored to publishing successfully. For a full list check out the Pubslush 101.
1. Mitigates uncertainty. By allowing authors to establish an audience in advance of
publication (and to know who that audience is), much of the risk involved with book
publishing is eliminated. This a major problem in the industry and why so many
celebrities are published. Because publishers know there is a built in audience. Now
everyone has a chance to prove their worth!
2. Improves the quality of self-published work. One of the biggest gripes of self- published content is the lack of quality. By providing access to capital and resources to navigate the industry, we hope to eliminate the stigma around self-publishing.
No. Pubslush can be used by anyone representing or involved with an author, including publishers and agents.
The original idea for Pubslush was inspired by the struggles of authors like J.K. Rowling, whose bestselling Harry Potter series was "slushed", or passed over, by the 12 publishers to which it was initially sent.
Check out the Pubslush 101 for all the highlights of Pubslush.
Anyone with a great book idea. Unpublished or published, novice or professional. If you have what it takes, prove it!
We accept every type of book across all genres.
The same reason they vote on American Idol: they want to be involved. Imagine being able to say you discovered the next Harry Potter? People support because they're fed up with not having a say and want to shape the publishing revolution.
Log in to your account and go to the Profile tab. From there you can manage all of your information including name, profile picture, bio, etc.
Log in to your account and go to the Profile tab.
Log in to your account and go to the Settings tab.
Log in to your Facebook account and select Account Settings. On the left side bar, select Apps. Find Pubslush and click the "x" on the right side.
On the Log in/Sign up page, select the "Forgot password" link above the password field.
We display your first name and last initial, location, bio, and social sites. Everything else is private.
Log in to your account and go to the Profile tab. Click the Delete Account button. This cannot be undone.
Teams are factions of the Pubslush community. Teams compete against each other to see who will bring the most books to life.
Simply browse available teams on the Community page and join your favorites.
Click "Start a Team" on the Community page.
Click the Share button on individual team pages to share via social media and email and grow your team's presence.
You can chat with other team members via the Team Wall on each team page.
Become a Pubslush ambassador!
Share our vision for change and want to make a difference? Then the Ambassador Program is perfect for you! We currently have two programs: professional and campus. Being a Pubslush Ambassador is fun and easy, and great way to join our publishing revolution. Plus there are some fantastic perks for minimal time commitment. Learn more.
Visit the Get Involved page to submit the appropriate form.
Pubslush is an active member of the literary community. We take part in conferences and workshops around the country. Pubslush hosts many author-education events, as well as author readings. For current Pubslush-sponsored events, please join our group on meetup.com or sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on our exciting upcoming functions!
Pubslush also operates an independent imprint, Pubslush Press, that acquires books from the Pubslush platform. Basically, we extend deals to authors who are trending highly on the site and who we think we can support.
Pubslush selects books for publication that gain significant traction on the site. Have what it takes to be published? Prove it!
Not at all. Authors are free to decline our offer if they wish.
Absolutely not. We publish print and digital versions.
Visit the Pubslush 101 to learn more about the features of our imprint.
The cause is our commitment to literacy initiatives for children worldwide. Our one for one program is the cornerstone: for every book we sell, we donate a children's book to a child in need. We also allow authors using our platform to donate a portion of their proceeds to support children's literacy.
Pubslush is structured as a hybrid for profit and nonprofit enterprise. All of our giving efforts are facilitated by the Pubslush Foundation, a registered 501c3.
Pubslush works with established giving partners to understand their literacy needs. We never donate our own books. We donate textbooks, story books, and even ereaders when appropriate.
Pubslush's first giving partner is Flying Kites, an orphanage in Kenya. To learn more about our giving partners click here.
Readers can support the Pubslush cause in 2 ways: by purchasing a Pubslush Press book and by supporting authors on the site with a rainbow Pubslush Foundation banner. Authors with this banner have indicated a portion of their proceeds to be donated to support children's literacy.
The benefits of using digital reading technology in the developing world are unparalleled. They provide access to a library of books, built in dictionary, light, text to speech features, and more. They're also extremely durable.