Funding for Independent Book Authors

Maya & Filippo

So you are a self-published author and you have to pay for the editing, illustrating, formatting, cover design and marketing of your book? Not if you can get funded, or rather – crowdfunded! Crowdfunding is the new way of being funded, in which many entities pitch in to fund your projects. It’s actually quite amazing!  Here’s a list of crowdfunding platforms that can fund your book:

  • Kickstarter – is a new way to fund creative projects, including publishing. Check out what Authority Publishing has to say about it. Only for US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand residents.
  • Indiegogo – like Kickstarter but smaller and allows every nationality to participate.
  • Rockethub 
  • GoFundMe – more for personal issues but you can still use it to fund your book.
  • Razoo – focuses mainly on causes but also on individuals.
  • Ulule – first European crowdfunding platform.
  • Check this source for a big list…

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