Thursday, August 6, 2015

Authors, Find Money For Publicity Here!

So you want to write and publish a book, but you don’t have the funds for printing, promoting, and selling your book?  Perhaps you want a mechanism to pre-sell your book and get a commitment of cash before you even invest time and brainshare writing the thing.  Good news.  Money can grow on trees – at least digital ones.

Here are some leading crowdfunding sites you should explore before undertaking your next book project:  – takes 5% of what you raised + 3 to 5% cc fee  – takes 4% of what you raised + 3% credit card fee  – takes 4-8% of what you raised + 4% credit card fee  – takes 5% of what you raised + 3 to 3.5% cc fee  – takes 2.9% of what you raised  – fees vary, from 4.95% to $199 monthly fees

Another way to go is  This site allows US startups and small businesses to raise funds by selling equity, debt, and revenue-based securities, while attracting Angel Investors and Venture Capital to your company.

If your book has a non-profit/charitable cause or social activist connection, you may explore these as well:  – 3% fee  – 4% fee  – 7.9% fee  – 8% fee

As a small business, try these:  – fees range from $500+  - $250 fee and $100 monthly fee  - $179/month – 2.5% in fees - $500 fee plus 3.75-7.5%

For the creative arts, try:  – 7.4% fees  – 7.5% fees

Other startup sites:  – 7.5% + other fees  – 5%

Authors will need to use their writing skills to put together alluring offers on these sites, but if they do well, they’ll get thousands – maybe even tens of thousands of dollars – from their efforts.  By raising money to hire a publicist you put yourself in a much better position to succeed.


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Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and email him at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2015

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